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The Ivey Guide to Law School Admissions
Straight Advice on Essays, Resumes, Interviews, and More

by Anna Ivey

      Each year law schools are bombarded with thousands of applications from students who wish to be admitted. Each one of these applications is screened with a high degree of integrity to ensure the best-qualified candidates are admitted. The challenges a student faces when he or she applies to Ivy League and other prestigious law schools can be overwhelming. Basically, the applicants must sell themselves and their lifetime accomplishments in a way that out shines the competition.

Anna Ivey is a former Dean of Admissions at the University of Chicago Law School. Through her former position, she admitted thousands of students into the Law program. Her former position offers her the insider knowledge of what Admissions Officers look for in potential students to accept into their programs. Through her book The Ivey Guide to Law School Admissions: Straight Advice on Essays, Resumes, Interviews, and More, she reveals what the student should expect when starting the process of applying for law school.

I was impressed by the in-depth advice and actual samples that were contained in this book. Entire chapters were devoted to important topics such as fine-tuning a resume, writing unforgettable essays, and making a star presentation for the interview. These chapters alone would set a potential student far above the typical applicant.

This book is like having a personal consultant working for the applicant’s own best interest. It will provide a needed edge to make an application shine. I feel that if her expert advice is followed, a person should double their chances of gaining admittance to the college of their choice. Very highly recommended.

The Book

Harvest Books
April 4, 2005
Non-Fiction/Self Help
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The Reviewer

Suzie Housley
Reviewed 2006
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