• The Law School Waitlist: What It Means & How to Get Admitted
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    The Law School Waitlist: What It Means & How to Get Admitted

    Hi everyone, you’re watching the Spivey Consulting Group Law School Admissions YouTube Channel. I’m Danielle Early, and I am a partner at Spivey Consulting Group and a former admissions officer at Harvard Law School, and I’m here today to talk about waitlists. So, you’ve been waitlisted. Well, what does that mean and how do I get off the waitlist? These are big questions that everybody has, so let me start with, “what is the waitlist?” Well essentially, it’s the way that an admissions office is going to reach out to people and say, “We haven’t made a final decision on your application yet, but we recognize that you need to…

  • Life As A Lawyer & Small Firms vs Big Firms | #TheLegalist EP08
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    Life As A Lawyer & Small Firms vs Big Firms | #TheLegalist EP08

    – Hi, I’m Lee Davis, attorney and owner of Lee Davis Law LLC in Atlanta, Georgia. Today I have a candid conversation with a friend of mine, Laura Brown, who works in the same office that I do about life in general as a lawyer, and what it’s like in a big firm versus a small firm. (happy music) When I was in law school, I thought I wanted to work in a big firm. And I did actually work in a big firm for a little while. Not as a lawyer, but as a research assistant. And I came to understand that I did not want to work in…

  • UF Law Rising Above
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    UF Law Rising Above

    [DEAN LAURA A. ROSENBURY] We’re the best law school in the third largest state. And we have amazing students, faculty and alumni throughout the world. [JESSICA BEUGEN] Once you’re here you feel it. You feel like I could live here. This is conducive to learning. Because it’s a nice place to live. [CHANTELLE MCHUGH] The campus on the University of Florida is beautiful. By far one of the most beautiful campuses of all of the places that I’ve toured. You can study outside in 70 degree weather in December and I think that’s fantastic. [JESSICA BEUGEN] The level of competition here is healthy. Where people are still willing to answer…

  • A Secret Short Cut To Learning the Law Without Doing 5000+ Case Briefs
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    A Secret Short Cut To Learning the Law Without Doing 5000+ Case Briefs

    A Secret Short Cut To Learning the Law Without Doing 5000+ Case Briefs • What is the best way to learn the application of the law? • Case briefs and case briefing are not the most efficient manner in law school to learn issue spotting and the application of the law. Paul Owen here for Law School Success Frequently Asked Questions and Questions You Should Ask. I am writing this series of lectures for the simple purpose of giving you a solid foundation for what you need to do in law school to become successful. You will save time, money, and effort and I always promise to be completely truthful…

  • Research @ SMU School of Law | SMU Research
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    Research @ SMU School of Law | SMU Research

    (♫) My name is Goh Yihan, I’m the Dean of the SMU School of Law. My name is Gary Chan, I’m currently Professor of Law at the School of Law, Singapore Management University. (Prof Goh) The SMU School of Law strives to be a school that anticipates change in a world that is rapidly evolving but perhaps most importantly, it strives to be a law school that keeps the moral imperatives of the law central to its mission. The School of Law has many different research areas but we tend to focus on just three of them. The first area is on law and technology, the second area we want…

  • UF Law Graduate Tax Program: Advance Your Career
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    UF Law Graduate Tax Program: Advance Your Career

    (inspirational music) [CHARLENE LUKE] At the University of Florida we offer an LL.M. in Taxation we also have an LL.M. in International Taxation and finally we have an S.J.D. program in Taxation. [CAMILA COSTA] I knew that they would prepare me for a good job either in a “Big Four” or in a law firm I got an interview in New York and I went there and thank God I got the job so after the program I’m going to New York to work there. [GORDON STREISAND] Well I chose to come here for my LL.M. because it just opens so many doors that most other programs can’t. [DEAN LAURA…

  • LSU Law | Student Profile | Megan Rials
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    LSU Law | Student Profile | Megan Rials

    I remember the first day very vividly. It was Professor Church’s torts class and he gave us the full law school experience that I had read about and that I was terrified of. Thankfully he did not call on me. The entire first week was like that. It was very overwhelming but very fulfilling in the sense that I knew I was doing something that was very different from anything I’ve done before and I could tell it was going to be extremely important and I was thrilled to be here. So it was terrifying and exciting at the same time. My name is Megan Rials. I’m a 2L at…

  • Yale Law School’s 250-Word Essay: What It Is & How to Write It
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    Yale Law School’s 250-Word Essay: What It Is & How to Write It

    Hello, and welcome to the Spivey Consulting Group YouTube channel. We’re here to give you advice on all sorts of topics related to law school admissions. My name is Nick Everdell, I’m a senior consultant with Spivey, and I was formerly the Director of Enrollment at Yale Law School and the Associate Director of Admissions at Columbia Law School. Today I’m here to talk to you about the Yale 250. It really is one of those interesting essays because nobody really knows what they’re supposed to write about and Yale doesn’t provide much guidance on that, and I think that’s on purpose. You know they really want to give you…