Category Archive: Admissions

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Your Guide to the Updated 2019 LSAT Schedule

There’s a brave new world of LSAT opportunities for those students planning to take the test in 2019. Not only are students choosing among seven test dates, but they also have the option of taking the exam multiple times and (potentially) in different formats.

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Law School Applications Are Up …

At the risk of sounding like I’m trying too hard to relate to the youth of America, I’ve been playing a lot of battle royale video games lately. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this new gaming craze, a battle royale is basically the same concept as the hunger games — a number of players are dropped onto an enclosed space, which shrinks over time, and they attempt to survive until all the other players are eliminated.

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Save Big on All Three of Our Courses with the January LSAT Sale

Like the proverbial floodgates, law schools nationwide have officially opened up the 2018-19 admissions cycle. Now every law school is accepting applications from thousands of law school hopefuls, armed with nothing but an LSAT score, a GPA, and a dream.

But, like the tides spilling from recently opened floodgates, these applications are rolling. As in, the schools are handing out seats in their classes of 2022 to applicants as we speak.

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This Dude Hates the LSAT So Much He Took LSAC to Court

If you’re preparing for or have taken the LSAT, I’m confident there were times during your studies that you resented the law school admissions process, LSAC, and everyone else involved that forced you to spend months of your life dedicated to another standardized test. For most of people, the resentment subsides — students resign themselves to the reality of the system, take the test, and move on.

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Does Raising Tuition Increase Enrollments for Law Schools?

No prospective law student likes how expensive law school is. A lot of people take on tons and tons of debt to go to school. Then, when they graduate, the pressure is on those lawyers to chart a career path that lets them have a chance at getting out from under that debt. For graduates of lower-tier schools with lots of debt, it’s often hard to find such a career path.

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So Far, Fewer People Have Taken the LSAT This Year

Admissions consultant Mike Spivey tweeted that LSAT takers for June, July, and September are down 4.9% from last year (which only included a June and September test). If this trend continues into November — which is by no means a certainty, as there was a huge spike in December test takers last year — this could impact the application cycle in several ways.

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Will Law Schools Hold Having More Than One LSAT Score Against You?

What happens if you take the LSAT multiple times? Policies have changed, some recently and some not so recently. Let’s run through a quick history so we can discuss what actually matters today.

You may hear something, especially from older lawyers, about multiple LSAT scores being averaged. That used to happen. Not anymore.

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Get Helpful Advice on the LSAT and Law School Admissions Without Leaving Home

It’s never been better to be a shut in, if that’s your thing. You can work remotely, FaceTime anyone you still need to speak to, entertain yourself with Netflix, settle debts through Venmo … you name it. And you can now name one more thing you can access from the comfort of your own home, via the magic of the internet: great advice on the LSAT and law school admissions, straight from the experts.