Law School Applicants, Get Your Advice Directly from the Source!


It can be tempting to delve into reddit and other online networks as you embark on applying to law school. But beware that these sources can provide information that may be misleading or even downright inaccurate. As we all know, there is no dearth of unreliable information on the internet!

So, instead of spending your precious time trying to determine which comments or forums are based in fact, go directly to the source – the law school admissions offices. (This is good practice given that as a lawyer you’ll need to ensure the veracity of the information you rely on.) These days many law schools are providing advice to applicants through vlogs, blogs, and podcasts. Here are just a few:

  • Dean Sarah Zearfross of Michigan Law School offers a comprehensive AtoZ Vlog with short videos on virtually (pun intended) every topic related to law school admissions.
  • The University of Chicago Law School has several videos on law school resumes, financial aid, your application timeline, and more.
  • The Deans of Admission from Harvard Law School and Yale Law School have teamed up to create a podcast, Navigating Law School Admissions with Miriam and Kristi. Now in its second season, this podcast provides candid advice in an engaging format.
  • Speaking of Yale Law School, their admissions office created Everything You Want to Know Videos on letters of recommendation, financial aid, and their unique file review process.

In addition, don’t neglect the robust online programming offered by law school admissions offices, such as information sessions, virtual tours, opportunities to connect with admissions officers and current law students, and much more.

Lastly, your pre-law advisors in Career Services are here for you. We’ve got several upcoming events and panels. And we’re eager to share our expertise and knowledge with you in an advising appointment. Schedule with us!

By Mia Carpiniello
Mia Carpiniello Associate Director, Graduate School Advising