Book Review: “The Law School Admission Game: Play Like an Expert” by Ann K. Levine, Esq.
Having read “The Law School Admission Game” last year, I find myself constantly recommending it to my students applying to law school. Ann Levine has developed an excellent guide book for anyone going through the law school admission process.
The book breaks down the application process into manageable pieces to help you overcome “application panic syndrome.” Ms. Levine delivers clear dos and don’ts for the application process, and is often brutally honest with readers about their circumstances and things to avoid. If you’re going to seek advice, the honest kind is the best kind and you definitely get that here. While Ms. Levine is an expert in the matter, having worked in admissions at two ABA law schools, she does not stop with her own advice but brings in other experts to comment and add their own opinions.
A few of my favorite topics in the book include:
– Her discussion of waitlists, and what do to while you’re on them – it seems you can take action and get yourself off the waitlist and into the accepted pile
– Letters of reference – I have heard some terrible advice regarding letters of reference but Ms. Levine gives it to you straight with great advice about how to get great LORs and how to avoid or even turn down the bad ones.
– Personal statements – if you pick up this book, read this section three times. Yes, three. Take a hard look at your statement. Ms. Levine gives you the hard facts as to what makes admissions officers cringe or toss your statement in the no pile. Don’t kid yourself; you’ve probably got a few of these issues in your personal statement. Get them out!
I wish every one of my students would take a read through this book. It would certainly save a lot of their time and I believe, increase their odds of acceptance significantly. It’s tough to play the admissions game if you don’t know the rules, and this bookwill teach you just that.
About the author: Ann K. Levine
Ann Levine is a prominent law school admission consultant who has helped 1,000+ applicants nationwide achieve their admission goals since founding Law School Expert in 2004. Ms. Levine works one-on-one with law school applicants nationwide and speaks at Pre-Law Clubs and Phi Alpha Delta chapters. Her Law School Expert blog is one of the most respected and popular pre-law advice blogs in the nation and attracts nearly 100,000 readers a year.
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