jdMission Senior Consultants are often featured in the press as experts on the law school application process.
Here is a selection of articles that feature members of the jdMission team.
For all that’s uncertain about the future of legal education in America, some things remain consistent.
Law school enrollment continues to decline, according to a December report from the American Bar Association, but tuition and fees remain high at many institutions.
While some schools have decreased or capped tuition to attract students, getting a J.D. is still expensive. The average tuition and fees in 2012 for private institutions was $40,634, according to the ABA. At public schools the average was $23,214 for in-state students and $36,202 for out-of-state students.
The holiday season has brought some decidedly un-merry news for law schools, with new figures released by the American Bar Association showing that national enrollment continued its steady slide in 2014. This fall, the number of 1Ls toiling away in torts class fell to its lowest mark since leisure suits were in fashion. Enrollment of first-year students at ABA-approved law schools has dropped 27.7 percent from its 2010 peak, to 37,924, the lowest point since 1973. Total law school enrollment at ABA schools is 119,775 — 6.9 percent lower than 2013, and 17.5 percent lower than the heights of 2010.
Most likely, you’re not looking forward to writing your law school application essay. But you should actually view this chance to submit a personal statement as a gift from the admissions committees—they are giving you the opportunity to tell them absolutely anything you want about yourself. For some candidates, this assignment may be daunting at first—after all, where do you begin? With some time and reflection, though, you should be able to seize this opportunity and use it to fundamentally shape the admissions committees’ perspective of you as a candidate.
Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Founder of the prestigious Law School admissions consulting firm, jdMission, Jeremy Shinewald has led countless students to acceptance into the most selective law schools. Also the founder of mbaMission, an elite MBA admissions consulting firm, and a past member of the Board of Directors of the Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants, Jeremy is truly one of the most notable experts in the admissions field. He graduated from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, where he also served as an admissions interviewer, and has been quoted in major media outlets including the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post.