The Law School Admission Game by Ann K. Levine
Play Like an Expert

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Please note this book has been updated. For the most current advice on the law school admission process, see The Law School Admission Game: Play Like an Expert, Second Edition (2013).  
Law School Admission Expert Ann Levine, former director of admission for two ABA law schools and popular pre-law blogger of the Law School Expert blog offers concrete tips and professional insights into the law school admission process and how to maximize each piece of the law school application process. The Law School Admission Game: Play Like an Expert answers questions for today's law school applicants including: - How will law schools view my credentials, activities, and work experience?
- What is the rolling admission process and how can it impact whether I am accepted?
- Will the fact that I am a non-traditional applicant help me or hurt me?
- Why is the personal statement important and how do I select a topic?
- What should I do if someone tells me to write my own letter of recommendation for their signature?
- How do I explain a low LSAT score, inconsistent GPA, academic probation, or arrest record?
- Should I write one of the optional essays? Which one?
- Why was I placed on a waiting list and what can I do to increase my chances of acceptance?
- How can I use scholarship offers to negotiate between law schools?
- How do I decide where to attend?
The tips and insights provided within The Law School Admission Game: How to Play Like an Expert is the second best thing to having your own law school admission consultant. Ms. Levine offers candid and tangible advice in a conversational tone with an open and encouraging (but brutally honest) approach. This book will change how you look at the law school admission process and help you create your strongest possible application package. This book offers strategies for all law school applicants, including specific advice for people:
-Determined to attend a Top Law School
-Hoping for the chance to attend any law school
-Seeking an affordable legal education
-Returning to school after being in the work force
-Still in college with limited work and life experience
-Considering how to build their experiences and resumes to strengthen their applications
-Concerned about writing a compelling personal statement because they haven't experienced poverty or overcome paralysis
Know the story they want to tell about overcoming obstacles in life but are not sure what to emphasize. No matter your life story or potential weaknesses in your law school application, The Law School Admission Game: How to Play Like an Expert will guide you through every piece of the application process. From filling in the blanks on applications to deciding whether to submit an optional essay to what to do when waitlisted, this little book will assure you and arm you with insider knowledge every step of the way.

About Ann K. Levine

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Ann Levine, law school admission consultant and owner of LawSchoolExpert, is The Secret Weapon of Law School Applicants Nationwide. She relies upon her experience making law school admission and scholarship decisions for two ABA law schools to provide expertise and insight to people applying to law schools. Since 2004, she has helped thousands of law school applicants obtain admission to their "reach schools." Almost 100,000 depend upon her prelaw advice blog (The Law School Expert Blog) to see them through the details of deciding where to apply to law school, how to strategically present themselves to law schools through the applications, essays, diversity statements, resumes, letters of recommendation, and addenda. Ms. Levine is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Miami School of Law. Following her graduation, she served as Director of Student Services at the University of Denver College of Law, Director of Admissions at California Western School of Law in San Diego, CA, and then Director of Admissions at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, CA. After practicing law as a civil litigator, she opened Law School Expert in 2004. Her full time pursuit and passion is helping law school applicants through the law school application process in order to maximize their chances of success. She resides in Santa Barbara, CA with her husband and two daughters and has been recognized nationally for her volunteer work and leadership in a national civil rights advocacy organization.
Published May 15, 2009 by Abraham Publishing. 167 pages
Genres: Self Help, Education & Reference, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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