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Ilg and Weikel-Magden’s goal was to provide the pros and cons of every stage of the admissions process and let readers decide for themselves which path to take, but the authors never hesitate to recommend their preference.
The authors focus a lot of their energy (as they should) on the LSAT and personal statement. The chapter on personal statements, the longest chapter in the book, is ripe with information and advice — perhaps a reflection on Ilg and Weikel-Magden’s expertise. The duo emphasizes that students should constantly edit their personal statements so that it gives four pages of information in two. Although a it won’t singlehandedly get a person into law school, one’s personal statement is crucial in that it can (and should) be a law school’s most valuable tool for really seeing a candidate as more than a name and numbers.

As for the LSAT, Get Into Law School acknowledges that a student’s score is the most important piece of an application (even though law schools won’t admit it) before giving a simple outline of what is on the exam. For those serious about achieving their most potential on LSAT test day, the book recommends students take an LSAT prep course. The book even breaks down the features of four top LSAT prep companies"

Full review at: http://blueprintprep.com/lsatblog/odds-and-ends/book-review-busy-applicants-guide-to-get-into-law-school/

Written by two experienced admissions consultants, this guide walks readers through every stage of the law school admissions process, from deciding whether or not to enter the legal field, to writing essays, and even to negotiating scholarships after getting admitted. Admission to law school grows more difficult each year. In fact, 27,500 applicants in 2010 did not get admitted to a single ABA-approved school. In today’s tough job market, it is more important than ever to get into the right law school. This book provides all the advice you need to maximize your chance of getting admitted to the school of your choice.

Busy Applicant’s Guide to Get Into Law School offers two important advantages over other books on the market: it explains how readers should prepare for the all-important Law School Admission Test (or LSAT) and it candidly describes where other experts disagree with our suggestions for how to get into law school. Open the testing chapter of any law school admissions book and you will learn that every single one believes the LSAT is one of the most important parts, if not the most important part, of an application. However, no book on the market provides guidance regarding how to prepare for the LSAT on your own or, more importantly, how to choose a course to help prepare for the LSAT. Busy Applicant’s Guide teaches students how to use cost-effective tools to prepare for this crucial test. Furthermore, it explains the various types of LSAT courses available and even reviews four of the top LSAT preparation companies, explaining what really sets each company apart from the pack. Such in-depth coverage of admissions advice and of LSAT preparation makes this book one-of-a-kind.

Published: Stephen Ilg on Oct 11, 2011
ISBN: 9781466161580
List price: $5.99
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