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August 5, 2009

Law School Admissions Consultant, Derek Meeker, Featured on LawSchoolPodcaster.com Interview

LawSchoolPodcater.com recently released a podcast featuring senior law school admissions consultant Derek Meeker titled, "Creating the Killer Law School Application: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating the Best Application." The podcast is over thirty minutes long and highlights Derek's experience as the former Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at the University of Pennsylvania Law School as he provides tips and advice to law school applicants.

An example of what was discussed in the interview from the transcript posted on the site is shown here:

Interviewer: What goes into your personal statement Derek?

Derek: The rule of thumb with a personal statement in the law school admissions process is to 'show rather than tell.' So when you're talking about perhaps a particular job that you've held you want to really hone in on a specific case that you worked on, a specific project and really take the reader into the experience so that you're really living out the experience almost so that as the readers going through it they are feeling what the applicants feeling and learning those lessons.

Other participants in the interview included Ann K. Perry, Assistant Dean for Admissions at the University of Chicago Law School as well as Andy Cornblatt, Dean of Admissions at Georgetown University Law Center. You can listen to the entire podcast here or read the full transcript here.

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