Former Dean of Admissions at The University of Chicago Law School Anna Ivey knows that of which she writes. She has taken her years of experience and compiled them into an incredibly useful, user-friendly guide to getting into law school. If you or someone you know is even considering law school in the future, The Ivey Guide to Law School Admissions is an invaluable resource with advice that should be read and taken to heart extremely early in the process.
On a personal note, I have no interest in law school, but my husband is considering a later-in-life career change. We both found Ivey’s book to be immensely helpful. She starts off by discussing the “wow” factor and what admissions officers are really looking for. She discusses grades, college majors and LSAT scores in depth, providing hints and words of wisdom that students should take to heart. Other chapters cover the application essay, recommendations, resumes, and interviews. Both good and bad examples are given of everything so that readers can have something to measure their own efforts against.
The Ivey Guide to Law School Admissions is like having a law school admissions consultant in your home. Every possible scenario and every potential question is answered by the author. Her insights come from her experience—she truly knows what works, what doesn’t, and she’s heard it all. Her advice about things to steer clear of is entertaining but very to the point.
I would recommend that parents of undergraduates and the students themselves should purchase this book and read it as soon as they consider law a potential career direction. The Ivey Guide to Law School Admissions will be a book to refer back to many times, especially when the all-important application process begins. This is a very highly recommended resource.