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The Best Law Schools’ Admissions Secrets

ISBN: 9781402211829

By: Joyce Curll

Published: 07/01/2008

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The ULTIMATE Insider Information on How to STAND OUT and GET ADMITTED! When trying to beat the tough law school competition, how do you know what will get you fast-tracked to the “yes” pile (or the dreaded “no” pile)? No insider is better suited to set you on the right track than Joyce Putnam Curll, former Dean of Admissions for Harvard Law School. The Best Law Schools’ Admissions Secrets is the ultimate collection of insider advice, direct from one of the country’s toughest admissions boardrooms. Joyce Putnam Curll gives you all the tips and techniques you need to stay ahead, including: - Preparing your application - What sets law schools apart - Behind the scenes of the admissions process - Taking the LSAT - Handling the cost - Planning your career - And much more No other law school admissions advice guide can claim this level of authority. The Best Law Schools’ Admissions Secrets is sure to give you the edge you need to shine in the eyes of admissions boards everywhere.

About the Author

Joyce Putnam Curll

Joyce Putnam Curll served for 18 years as Dean of Admissions at Harvard Law School, where she evaluated more than 120,000 applicants for admission to the law school. She formerly worked at NYU Law School, as Director of Admissions for 16 years. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chapter One: Is Law School for You?
Chapter Two: When Should You Go to Law School?
Chapter Three: Preparing Your Case While You Are in College
Chapter Four: Preparing Your Case: The College Graduate with Experience
Chapter Five: The Law School Landscape
Chapter Six: Ranking the Law Schools
Chapter Seven: Deciding Where to Apply
Chapter Eight: Behind the Scenes in the Admissions Office and the Admissions Committee
Chapter Nine: The LSAT
Chapter Ten: GPA and Academic Record
Chapter Eleven: Letters of Recommendation
Chapter Twelve: Extracurricular and Community Activities
Chapter Thirteen: Work Experience
Chapter Fourteen: Personal Statement
Chapter Fifteen: Interviews
Chapter Sixteen: Diversity and Affirmative Action
Chapter Seventeen: After the Admissions Decision
Chapter Eighteen: The Financial Picture
Chapter Nineteen: Finding Your Match in the Legal Profession
Epilogue Some Final Thoughts
References
Index

Excerpt

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HAVING SPENT THE LAST eighteen years of a thirty-four-year career in law school admissions as Dean of Admissions at Harvard Law School (HLS), I have considered for...

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Format: Paperback

Dimensions
Length: 8.5 in
Width: 5.5 in
Weight: 12.80 oz
Page Count: 272 pages

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