Professor creates app for students applying for law school

Ohio — After seeing her students struggle with the process of applying for law school, a professor created a way for them to keep their tasks in line.

Madelyn Pyles is a student at Baldwin Wallace University. With dreams of going to law school, she’s starting to prepare for her future.

“I’m starting the process of trying to take the LSAT and all that,” said Pyles.

To help her prepare, she’s using an app called Applawz — an app created by her professor, Barbara Palmer, Ph.D., who has seen her students struggle with the law school application process.

“How difficult it was to keep track of all the moving parts? It’s a really complicated process. It’s a really long process just to apply,” said Palmer.

Palmer talked with a friend about her desire to find a solution for her students. Then she came up with the idea of creating an app.

“She said, ‘You need to create that.’ she said, ‘Give me one good reason why you shouldn’t do this,’ and I couldn’t,” said Palmer.

She said the app will help students manage a calendar with all dates related to their applications and help them streamline the process.