In the spring of 2019, Professor Palmer took some of her students out for a dinner of plantains and pulled pork, and they talked about the law school application process. Some of the students were applying to top 20 law schools all across the country, while some were excited about law schools in their home towns. They all had different goals, but there was one thing they all agreed on: applying to law school was stressful and took a tremendous amount of time and money. There was so much to think about and plan. And the process was an emotional roller coaster.

Applawz® was inspired by that conversation. Professor Palmer wanted to create something to help students manage the law school application process, but she also realized that they needed more than that. They needed a little encouragement along the way. They needed applause.


Professor Creates App for Students Applying for Law School.  Spectrum News 1 met with student Madelyn P., who — like you — is dreaming of going to law school. She’s using Applawz to help make her dream come true. Meet Madelyn and learn more about how Applawz® works.

BW Students Inspire New App to Untangle the Law School Application Process.  Students like you are the reason Applawz® exists!  They inspired the app and played a major role in its development and beta-testing.  Learn more about how Applawz® can help you (and get a little applause along the way).

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Applawz® was created by Dr. Barbara Palmer, a university professor with 10 years of experience as a Pre-Law Advisor who has worked with hundreds of students interested in going to law school. She teaches courses on American politics, women and politics, constitutional law, and civil rights and liberties.

When she was nine, she wanted to be a Rockette. When she graduated from college, she had no idea what she wanted to do, so she went to graduate school and kept going until she got a PhD, which actually turned out really well because she has a job she loves and gets to learn new things all the time. 

Applawz is one of the products offered by Professor P Enterprises, LLC, created in 2019 by Professor Palmer.  Professor P Enterprises is dedicated to creating and communicating academic content that is fun for students, the public, and the media.