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What to Do If Your June LSAT Score Came Back Lousy

Today on the LSAT blog: a guest post by Law School Expert Ann Levine, the former director of admissions for two ABA-approved law schools and the author of The Law School Admission Game: Play Like an Expert and The Law School Decision Game: A Playbook for Prospective Lawyers.

If you are disappointed in your LSAT score, you need to start by putting it in perspective. Is your LSAT score really, objectively lousy (for example, in the 130s) or is it lousy based on your abilities, or lousy compared to what a particular law school accepts? If it’s simply that all of your friends did better, or that it won’t give your parents bragging rights, then that’s probably reason to book an hour with a therapist. But if it’s disappointing because of its impact on your goals, here are some strategies to consider:

1. Evaluate reasons for your poor performance.

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Logical Reasonings / 4.11.14

A) Heads up: There’s gonna be a ticket frenzy when you graduate law school. Above the Law.

B) Just a reminder that the inventor of Spanx bombed her LSAT. Women’s Agenda.

C) Ann Levine has some ideas for how you should spend your summer before applying to law school. Above the Law.

D) A woman who killed her boyfriend with a stiletto heel received life in prison. USA Today.

E) You’ve never heard a song more SEO-optimized than this little ditty about social media. Management Today.

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Interview: Law School Expert Ann Levine Fields Admission Qs

Today on LSAT blog: An interview with Law School Expert Ann Levine. Ann has worked as a law school admissions consultant since 2004, and before that as a Director of Admissions at two ABA-accredited law schools. She’s also the author of The Law School Admission Game and The Law School Decision Game. She fielded some questions from Blueprint LSAT Prep instructor and Most Strongly Supported blogger Yuko Sin about choosing the right law school, the downside of law school rankings, and what law schools really look for in applicants.

Yuko Sin: How should an applicant decide which law schools to apply to?

Ann Levine: There are three questions to ask yourself when choosing law schools to apply to:

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Making Friends With Non-Traditional Law Students Pays Off

Today on the LSAT blog: a guest post by Law School Expert Ann Levine, the former director of admissions for two ABA-approved law schools and the author of The Law School Admission Game: Play Like an Expert and The Law School Decision Game: A Playbook for Prospective Lawyers.

You enter 1L Orientation and you look for someone to sit next to, hoping to strike up a friendship. Do you pick the guy your age in a baseball cap or the one who is 20 years older than you?

I recently had the great pleasure of meeting, face-to-face, one of my former clients who is a recent graduate of a law school consistently ranked in the Top 10. His post-bar trip with his wife brought him to Southern California, and my husband and I took them to brunch.

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Caption Contest Winners: The Law School Admission Game

We received some great submissions in last week’s caption contest for the photo above. You might say LSAT blog commenters really took the bull by the horns.

[crickets]

Anyway, after much consideration, we whittled it down to our five favorite captions. So congratulations to the five people below, each of whom has won a free copy of Law School Expert Ann Levine’s newly released second edition of The Law School Admission Game.

Here they are, in alphabetical order:

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Ann Levine Asks: Are There Too Many Law Students?

Today on the LSAT blog: a guest post by Law School Expert Ann Levine, the former director of admissions for two ABA-approved law schools and the author of The Law School Admission Game: Play Like an Expert and The Law School Decision Game: A Playbook for Prospective Lawyers.

In 2008-2009, as the economy tanked, people applied to law school in droves, hoping to wait out what they believed would be a temporary crisis. But it’s 2013, and law school applications have been dropping significantly — with good reason. Law school is a big investment, and depending on where you go to law school, the payoff is far from guaranteed.

And, as of today, student loan rates are set to increase in the coming years.

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Caption Contest: Win The Law School Admission Game

You can tell it’s summer because everyone is raving about the books they’re reading. Also, the United States is melting.

Well, if you’re looking for a new summer read — and you plan on attending law school — you’re in luck because here on the LSAT blog we’re giving away five free copies of Law school expert Ann Levine‘s latest book: The Law School Admission Game: Second Edition.

In the comments below, write a funny law school or LSAT-related caption for the above photo, and the five best ones of our choosing will win a free copy of The Law School Admission Game. To see what we’re looking for, check out the previous LSAT blog caption contest winners.

If you are applying to law school anytime soon, you’ll want to win one of these books.

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Announcing Our Latest LSAT Blog Caption Contest Winners

It’s been a week since our latest caption contest on the LSAT blog launched, so that means it’s time to give away some cool prizes. And oh, how cool the prize is.

Law School Expert Ann Levine has just released the second edition of her best-selling pre-law guide The Law School Admission Game. The book covers all the steps necessary for admission into the law school of your dreams, and the updated version features new advice regarding personal statements, résumés and addenda, optional essays, and LSAT prep.

Without further ado, here’s the photo for which we asked LSAT blog readers to give a humorous, pre-law-related caption:

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Your Law School Application Checklist in 19 Simple (?) Steps

Today on the LSAT blog: a guest post by Law School Expert Ann Levine, the former director of admissions for two ABA-approved law schools and the author of The Law School Admission Game: Play Like an Expert and The Law School Decision Game: A Playbook for Prospective Lawyers.

This law school application checklist is straight out of my new version of The Law School Admission Game, to be released in just a few weeks. References to chapters (below) are within the new book. I hope it’s helpful to those of you applying this fall for the Fall 2014 cycle (and beyond).

1. Register for CAS (Credential Assembly Service)
How?

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Here are the Winners in Our Ann Levine Books Giveaway

Another week, another giveaway.

Today on the LSAT blog we’re giving away five free books by Law School Expert Ann Levine — two copies of The Law School Admission Game and three copies of The Law School Decision Game. If you read this LSAT blog post about the law school admissions books giveaway, you already know that you could have entered in many ways, either on the Blueprint LSAT Prep Facebook page, the Blueprint LSAT blog Twitter page, the Blueprint LSAT Prep Google+ page, or through an LSAT blog comment.

Without further ado, here are the winners of the Ann Levine books: