Prospective law school applicants will have an opportunity to see what really goes on behind the scenes of a law school admissions committee meeting at an upcoming episode of The 180 – Live, Kaplan Test Prep’s live, online, unscripted and uncensored legal debate show. The episode, “You Be The Judge – A Mock Admissions Roundtable” will air on Sunday, August 12, beginning at 8:00 PM EST, and feature admissions officers from the top ranked University of Virginia School of Law, University of Chicago Law School, Georgetown University Law Center and Fordham University Law School, who will review, discuss and analyze “applicants” LSAT scores, undergraduate transcripts, personal statements, diversity statements, letters of recommendation, resumes and work experience, academic misconducts, criminal records, application addenda and more to show attendees exactly how they arrive at their ultimate decisions. Event-goers will have the unique opportunity to interact directly with the admissions officers and weigh in with their own opinions on their deliberations and verdicts.

First held in August 2011, “You Be The Judge – A Mock Admissions Roundtable” was Kaplan’s largest pre-law event in its history, attracting thousands of prospective law school students.

“During this time of significant change in both law school application trends and the law school admissions process, this one-of-a-kind, must-attend event will be especially helpful to prospective students, as it will give them an exclusive look into how the actual decision makers arrive at their final judgments of who gets in, who doesn’t, and why,” said Jeff Thomas, director of pre-law programs, Kaplan Test Prep. “An applicant’s LSAT remains by far the most important admissions factor, but this event will give attendees a thorough, holistic view of exactly what else top law schools look for in an entering class. Some of what they will say is bound to surprise.”

To register for the free event, students can visit Students can also follow Kaplan LSAT on Twitter @KaplanLSATPrep. For journalists who want to cover the event, please contact Russell Schaffer at or 212.453.7538.

About Kaplan Test Prep

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