Category Archive: Admissions

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Last Chance to RSVP to Tomorrow’s Webinars!

Random person who wants to go to law school, who is also an imbecile: “I’m going to spend months trying to figure out what the LSAT is on my own, and then many more months after that trying to figure how to apply to law school.”

You, a person who also wants to go to law school, but is a genius and not an imbecile: “I’m going to take a few hours this Wednesday to learn about all that stuff. Oh, also I won’t have to leave my house to do so.”

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RSVP to the Webinars We’re Hosting Next Wednesday!

Everyone says “New Year, New Me,” but we don’t hear too many people saying “New Year, New LSAT Score.” Frankly, we’re mystified by why more people aren’t thinking about the LSAT at the moment the clock strikes 12:01 am on New Year’s Eve, and every moment thereafter. Who can explain this phenomenon? No one. No one at all, so don’t even try.

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Writing an Interesting Letter of Continued Interest

Last week, we did a post about the difference between having your law school application waitlisted versus put on hold. For those in the latter camp, one of the recommended steps to strengthen your potential for acceptance is writing a letter of continued interest (going forward, an “LOCI”). This week, we’re going to discuss the contents of such a letter in more detail.

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Start your law school journey on the right foot with two free webinars next week

Good morning, law school hopeful. Future badass litigator. Or perhaps future meticulous contract-maker.

You’re starting down the path to law school and a fulfilling career as an attorney. And, trust us, as you walk down this path, you’ll have to make many, many choices. And your success is largely dependent on the choices you make. Believe it or not, the first important choice you’ll make is coming up, right now.

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There’s a new LSAT schedule for 2018, so which exam should you take?

In 2018, the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) is making some changes to the LSAT schedule. Before 2018, and since time immemorial — well, technically, since the introduction of the current LSAT in 1991, but for most Millennial test takers, Nirvana has been played on classic rock stations for their entire life and the first Bush Administration may as well be the middle ages — there were four LSATs in a given year. There would be an exam in February, in June, in either late September or early October, and then in December.

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Is this year’s application cycle going to be much more competitive?

Michael Spivey, one of the most well-known law schools admissions consultants, just released some data on the number of LSAT test takers this year and the current admissions cycle. Unsurprisingly, the numbers are up across the board, continuing a recent trend. But after years of law schools having trouble getting “good” applicants with high LSAT scores, the number of people applying to law school with scores between 165 and 180 has increased disproportionally this year.

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Applying After the December LSAT

A few months ago, I went fishing for the first time in a couple years. I got up early, grabbed my pole, walked down to the water, and got set up before dawn. I had the most success in the two hours after sunrise — fish are usually more active right after the sun comes up. People who came later still caught fish, but their window of opportunity was smaller.

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DOs and DON’Ts of Your Personal Statement

As the Immortal Bard once stated, “Now is the winter of our discontent.” For those of you working on your personal statements can probably relate to his sentiment all too well. For me, writing my personal statement was the worst part of the application process. From coming up with a topic to proofreading it a million times, it was truly a harrowing experience.