MSU College of Law

Welcome to My World: Panel Discussion with Law School Admission Deans

Wednesday, November 2, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., EDT

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Join us for this informative discussion featuring comments from highly experienced current and former law school admission deans who will reveal the human side of admissions, how and why some applicants "come alive" in the review process, and the inner dynamics of how law school admission decisions are made.  Following panelists' remarks will be a Q&A segment during time webinar participants will be able to ask questions of the admission professionals.

Our Panel of Experts

  Anne M. Richard served as dean of admissions at the University of Virginia School of Law, George Washington University Law School, and George Mason University School of Law. She has counseled thousands of aspiring attorneys and has played an integral role in determining the composition of incoming law classes. In her current position as chief executive and consultant at AMRichard Prelaw and Educational Consulting, Ms. Richard assists clients with an array of services surrounding the law school admission process. She is a graduate of Yale Law School and, prior to entering higher education, served as a trial attorney in the US Department of Justice and as a litigation partner in a major Virginia law firm.

Mike Spivey Mike Spivey is the founding partner of The Spivey Consulting Group LLC. Previously, Mike helped lead the admissions, employment and external outreach efforts while at Vanderbilt University, Washington University in St. Louis, and The University of Colorado. Over the course of his professional career, he has helped counsel thousands of students through the admissions, scholarship and legal career search processes. He has been a featured speaker and panelist at more than fifty prestigious universities including Princeton University, Stanford University, and Dartmouth College and has been sought out as a consultant at numerous law schools.

Rob Schwartz Robert Schwartz has served as dean of admissions and financial aid at the UCLA School of Law since October 2006, after serving for 11 years as dean of admissions at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University. A 1992 magna cum laude graduate of Cardozo Law, he practiced for several years before entering the law school admissions profession. Rob has been an active member of the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), serving on several committees including the Services and Programs Committee, the Annual Meeting and Educational Conference Committee and the New Admissions Personnel Workshop Committee.

Chuck Roboski Chuck Roboski has served as a director/dean of admissions at six law schools, including Michigan State University, the University of Notre Dame, and The Ohio State University. During the course of his career as a law school admission professional he has worked with dozens of admission committee members, reviewed more than 50,000 law school applications, and has counseled thousands of pre-law students. As dean of admissions at Michigan State University College of Law his responsibilities include the awarding of scholarships for all incoming law students.