Category Archive: Admissions

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The Supposed Law School “Brain Drain”

There’s been some freaking out online about law school applications. In other news, they’re airing reality TV shows on Bravo. This time, the freak out is over the quality of law school applicants. Even as law school applications rebounded in 2017, the number of applicants from “top” undergraduate schools (literally just the Ivies plus Chicago, Duke, and Stanford) dropped. That number has dropped a lot since 2008.

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The 2017-18 Law School Application Data Are In …

More people are applying to law school this cycle. Maybe it’s an improving job market. Maybe it’s a bunch of idealists inspired by politics. Maybe it’s both, and maybe some other things, too. But regardless, the law school admissions game just got a little more competitive.

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A Law School Reverses Its Policy on Accepting the GRE

The law school admission process was shaken up this cycle with news that a slew of law schools would be accepting applicants taking the GRE, rather than just the LSAT. Well, some recent news out of George Washington Law School should give any law school applicant assurance that, between the two exams, the LSAT is still very much here to stay.

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RSVP to the Webinars We’re Hosting on Thursday!

It’s March, which means there are a few things on your To Do list. Set your clocks ahead for daylight saving time (check). Remember to call it daylight saving time and not daylight savings time, because time is a construct and it is not trying to like, deposit daylight into a bank account at Wells Fargo (check). Fill out your college basketball springtime tournament of chaos bracket (we’ll get around to it). Remember that referring to said college basketball tournament as “M—- M——” risks infringing upon the NCAA’s intellectual property and courts legal action (check). Find something green to wear on St. Patrick’s Day (umm, I’m pretty sure I have an old t-shirt somewhere). Remember to Google why we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day so that one pedantic friend of yours doesn’t correct you on St. Patrick’s Day (still need to get around to that — I think it’s about snakes or Protestants or something though). And so on.

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Heads Up! We’ll Be Hosting Two More Webinars on Thursday, March 15th!

Top o’ the morning to you! It’s finally March, the month of unseasonably late snowstorms (at least for those of us in the Northeast), busted brackets, and drunks stumbling around the city wearing green on St. Paddy’s Day. It’s also the time of year when a crop of new students begins to think somewhat abstractly about the LSAT looming in their future, or perhaps the law school applications they’ll have to submit in the upcoming fall.

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Lessons Learned for Successful Law School Applications

There are many sources of advice out there covering all the major pieces of the law school application process, from the personal statement to admissions interviews, but there are also some little things you can do for your law school applications that can make the difference in your application experience and your admissions success. As a law school applicant from this past fall with many lessons still fresh in my mind, I’m here to offer you my perspective on the little things that will make a tremendous difference to your success in the application process.