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By Evangeline M. Mitchell
First Edition (ISBN: 0-9679303-0-8)
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By Evangeline M. Mitchell
By Evangeline M. Mitchell
Foreword by Derrick Bell
The African American Pre-Law Advice Guide is a “must-have” for any African American who wants to be a competitive applicant in the admissions process. Although there are many lessons to be learned from this book, the reader will come to realize that the law school admissions process is really a complex business. Ms. Mitchell book is a groundbreaking tool and priceless reference on how to successfully navigate through this business endeavor.
Evangeline Mitchell has graciously shared her own experiences and enlisted the knowledge of 75 talented African American law students and several admissions officers to create a work that will prove invaluable for all, especially African Americans, interested in pursuing legal study. The true beauty of this work is that it grants access to an abundance of information that is often veiled in the competitive admissions environment. This volume is an incredible public service to potential law students, from high school prodigies who are now plotting their path to law school to those who are considering a change later in their career path.
As no other author has been, Mitchell is honest about the law school experience and the role race will play for the African American student. The African American Pre-Law School Advice Guide is a must read! DON’T WORRY!! It reads easily and is outlined, so you can get that answer you want Right Now!”
The African American Pre-Law School Advice Guide is a resource that law school-minded students shouldn’t be without. Everything you ever wanted to know about law school, but was afraid to research is here. I commend Mitchell for doing all this work to help aspiring black lawyers prepare for the grueling task of attending law school.
Profiles & Essays is a meticulous and thorough compilation of the excellence, tenacity and dedication that applicants need in order to be successful in their endeavor to matriculate into law school. The personal essays compiled in this invaluable text demonstrate exactly how the variety of experiences and world views of African American applicants can elevate the level of analysis in class discussion and, ultimately, enhance the ability of the legal profession to solve social problems.
Profiles & Essays of Successful African American Law School Applicants is an awesome tool that should be utilized by pre-law students of all races. As a [former] recent college graduate and law school applicant, the advice given by students who have been through this process before was helpful and inspiring. Additionally, the caliber of law schools that the selected students attended are among the premier universities. It is refreshing to read about and learn from our community, as well as the nation’s best and brightest.
This book is golden. After reading it, I feel that every aspiring law student would learn so many vital ideas from the book that you couldn’t afford not to have and read this from cover to cover. …The profiles themselves are presented in a manner that allows you to see similarities along with the contrasts between students. I avoid[ed] several “potholes” along the path to law school that I definitely wouldn’t have and this is entirely BECAUSE OF THIS BOOK. Absolutely necessary for your matriculation into law school.
Evangeline M. Mitchell’s book is a comprehensive must read for all those who aspire to apply to and attend law school. This book bursts at the seams with insightful perspectives, legal anecdotes and suggestions. However, most importantly, Ms. Mitchell’s book does an excellent job at not telling prospective law students what to think, but rather what to think about, not only from point A to Z, but also underneath the surface of those perfectly scripted law school view books.
Education is a fundamental and necessary aspect of life that opens the door for others and bridges the gap between people. Profiles & Essays of Successful African American Law School Applicants exposes potential law school students to the advantage points and possible pitfalls that must be considered in the application process. The book leads to law school applicants that have discovered something even greater! That is the knowledge of knowing that they can communicate and compete on a domestic as well as on a global scale. This is impact!
As a pre-law student, I found Profiles and Essays of Successful African American Law School Applicants to be a very insightful and innovative book. It has helped me tremendously in making sure that I am properly prepared to apply to and enter law school. It is a must read for any student wanting to pursue a career in the legal profession.