TLS About Section and About Ken
Top-law-schools.com ("TLS") was founded in 2002 by Ken DeLeon. Ken created TLS to be a free and informative resource that would help site members successfully navigate the law school admissions process and also enjoy and thrive in law school.
While personally applying to top law schools, Ken found that there was a shortage of unbiased information about law schools and also found that other online law school forums were either conveying misinformation or had an adversarial atmosphere. TLS is a collaborative community where members can share insights and advice so that all can benefit by attending the best law school to suit their individualistic needs.
The TLS main site offers exclusive Dean Interviews, in-depth profiles of all ABA law schools, and advice on personal statements and success in law school. The forum has over 1.85 million posts by over 27,000 members. There are many membership benefits to joining TLS, including having your own personal questions answered, discounts on several service providers and members enjoy an ad free environment. Your email will never be used or sold, so joining TLS has no negatives and innumerable positives. Articles about TLS have appeared in several college newspapers as the site has become the preeminent law school related website, which receives over one million visitors per month.
TLS will continue to expand and grow and is constantly adding new content. We welcome you to the TLS community and hope you will join.
Growing up on a college campus as the son of a math professor, Ken always loved universities. While applying to law school Ken heavily researched the application process but found that there was not an online resource that provided high quality, moderated content within a collaborative community. Ken created TLS as a means of filling this void and is excited as the website continues to expand.
Ken majored in Mathematics and Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was also an avid surfer. Ken taught the LSAT for Princeton Review and also advised his students on the law school application process. Ken was accepted to every law school to which he applied, including Columbia, Chicago, Penn, Northwestern, Duke, Cornell, UCLA and Berkeley, where Ken attended.
While at Berkeley, Ken had both a great quality of life and an excellent educational experience. Ken focused upon intellectual property law and received several academic awards including the American Jurisprudence Award (highest grade in the class) and Order of the Prosser Award (2nd highest grade in the class) while at Berkeley. Ken also was an Assistant Editor at the Berkeley Technology Law Journal.
Upon graduation Ken practiced intellectual property law with the largest law firm in Silicon Valley (it was a Vault 10 firm when Ken joined in 2000) for several years before starting his own intellectual property law practice, focusing particularly on trademark law. Ken is also an avid real estate investor and works with several Stanford professors and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs in assisting them with finding investment properties or homes. Only consulting in real estate for a few years, Ken is now one of the nation's top 100 (out of 1.3 million) most successful real estate agents according to the most recent rankings in the Wall Street Journal. Ken's success within real estate would not have been possible without his legal background and expertise, which is utilized daily for contractual negotiations and analysis.
Ken has overcome several tragedies in his life including recently beating cancer and recovering and learning from his near loss of life when he was hit by a speeding car driven by a drugged driver just after graduating from Berkeley. Ken is currently completing his memoirs entitled Why Do Bad Things Happen...To Sexy People? Using these tragedies as a springboard to greater evolution and wisdom, Ken's goal is to live a life so great that he does not fear death.
Ken is focused upon leaving the world a better place and TLS is his main online passion and joy. Offline, Ken loves spending time with his wife and 4 young children, ranging in age from zero to six, in Palo Alto, California.