Category Archive: Law School

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The World’s Ugliest Law Schools

Last week, the aesthetes of Architecture Digest published a list of the eight ugliest university buildings in America. And — unfortunately for those who are currently plugging away at the LSAT in the hopes of one day attending these institutions — law schools were disproportionately represented. Despite the fact that most law schools are just one or two buildings tucked away in the corners of otherwise sprawling collegiate campuses, three of the eight slots were reserved for law schools.

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I’ve been academically dismissed following 1L. What should I do?

In this post, law school admissions expert Anna Ivey answers a student’s question about reapplying to law school following an academic dismissal.

Student: “I completed one year of law school in May 2017. However, I was academically dismissed due to poor test results. Currently, I am taking a year off from law school, but I am determined to complete law school and become an attorney. I am strongly considering retaking the LSAT before reapplying.”

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RSVP for Next Tuesday’s LSAT and Law School Webinars!

It’s webinar time! Tuesday, Sepember 12, we’re going to have two webinars. You won’t want to miss them. The only question is which part you like better: are you coming for the incredible knowledge you’ll acquire or for the amazing discounts ($300 off an in-person class or $75 off your first month’s subscription to the online course)? It’s humanity’s biggest quandary since Tastes Great went up against Less Filling.

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SoCal Friends: RSVP to our event at Southwestern Law on 9/9!

Living in Southern California is pretty amazing — the weather is great, the beaches are beautiful, the social and food scenes are vibrant. As if that wasn’t enough, residents of Southern California get the added benefit of a free Blueprint event at Southwestern Law School on Saturday, September 9th from 4pm-6pm (the address is 3050 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010 and parking is free). To RSVP for the event, click here.

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Are more students going to law school as a reaction to Trump?

Erica Jansson is excited to be in law school.

Fresh off the June 2017 Law School Admission Test, she just completed her first week at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles. “The first week has been all about legal writing,” she says, flashing A Lawyer Writes tucked into the crook of her arm as evidence.

Erica works as a legal clerk by day, and attends Southwestern’s evening program at night. She’s also the mother of a two-year old and a real life member of the “Trump bump,” the phenomenon legal scholars have been musing about since the president’s travel bans were rejected by courts early in the year.

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Building Your Law School Application: The Explanatory Essay

As we head into September, those of you planning on attending law school next fall should be putting together your application materials. This post is designed to cover another facet of law school applications: the explanatory essay. For those of you keeping score at home, we’ve covered letters of recommendation, the personal statement, and the academic index. Those topics are all universally applicable, whereas the explanatory essay may not play a role in everyone’s application process.

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SoCal Buds: RSVP for Our Event at Southwestern Law!

At this event, you’ll get a discounts on our Blueprint in-class course; entry to raffles for free tutoring and other cool stuff, insight into the LSAT from a top-notch Blueprint instructor, information on the law school admissions process from a mock admissions committee, and free food. What more could you want?

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Building Your Law School Application: The Academic Index

It’s time for another post on the application building process. So far, we’ve discussed acquiring letters of recommendation and crafting your personal statement. If you’re planning on applying in the next few months, you should hopefully have already contacted your recommenders and you should have a sense of the topic for your personal statement. If you’re feeling overwhelmed already, don’t worry—this post is based on work you’ve already completed. Today, we’re going to discuss the academic index.

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The Number of Law Schools Accepting the GRE Just Doubled (…to Four Law Schools)

In a day, the number of law schools accepting the GRE in lieu of the LSAT doubled. Monday, Georgetown and Northwestern law schools announced that they would begin to accept the GRE. Harvard and Arizona were already there, so that makes four law schools.