Sunday, July 15, 2007

List: Best Law School Admission Books

I don't believe in "one size fits all" advice for law school applications. However, there are a few books out there more worthwhile than most. You can read my reviews of these on Amazon.


  1. I bought and read the Ivey Guide on your recommendation. It had some good advice on what to include (and what not to include)in the written portions of an application, but the book left me feeling discouraged. An undertone of the book was that unless you negotiated peace in the middle east, you are a long shot for admission. The book really seems to be written for undergrad sophomores who have tons of time to beef up their qualifications.

  2. I really do agree with you. As per my review on Amazon, I think the advice given in the book must be taken with a grain of salt. There is no "one size fits all" advice in this game. Maybe 1 in 10,000 law school applicants has negotiated world peace or the equivalent; this is not necessary for getting into law school and is not even necessarily that desireable. You have your whole life ahead of you (and career) for big accomplishments. The point is to present yourself in the best possible light and really show your strengths. You can't compare yours to anyone else's. I've never enountered anyone who didn't have anything worthy to say in a law school application. But I've seen lots of applications that said it very poorly. Take the advice that applies to you and toss the rest.

  3. Best of all these are all close to $10. Less than the cost of one app on LSAC.