Tag Archive: law school admission

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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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Logical Reasonings / 6.17.13

A) If you have a low GPA, you may have better luck in law school admissions than you think. Law Admissions Lowdown.

B) Before deciding on a law school, make an incubator check. US News and World Report.

C) Most law schools only have one dean. Brooklyn Law School is not like most law schools. Above the Law.

D) It’s go time for the Supreme Court. Today they struck down Arizona’s provision requiring voters to show proof of citizenship. CNN.

E) The people at Weather.com need to chill. College Humor.

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Next Week: Ask an LSAT Prep Instructor Anything on Reddit

With the June LSAT behind us and the law school admissions season starting soon, we thought it would be helpful to answer any questions future law students might have.

What early steps should you take to be best prepared for October LSAT prep?

What should I do if my June LSAT score comes back and is shockingly low?

What do law schools look for in a personal statement?

How will lowering application numbers affect my law school admission chances?

What do you eat in law school?

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Logical Reasonings / 6.7.13

A) A federal panel wants to know about law school data. Can’t they just read the law schools’ emails? Inside Higher Ed.

B) Law school applicant numbers are down again. That’s good news for your admission chances, right? The Careerist.

C) For lawyers, negotiating is an art. And just like all art, there’s much to discuss about it. Lawyerist.

D) It’s important to shine a big smile in your yearbook photo. A small wag of your tail can’t hurt, either. Huffington Post.

E) The 2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is underway, and the early entries are pretty darn stunning. The Atlantic.

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New Pre-Law Book Giveaway, Plus Caption Contest Winner

As you know, Blueprint LSAT Preparation recently gave away five free copies of our brand new LSAT book, The Blueprint for LSAT Logic Games. If you missed out on the drawing, don’t sweat it. We’ve got another pre-law book giveaway to announce right here, right now.

This time, though, we’re giving away five free copies of Law School Expert Ann Levine‘s books The Law School Admission Game (two copies) and The Law School Decision Game (three copies).

Both books are great resources for applying to law school, covering everything from the factors you should weigh in choosing a school to what you can expect working for Big Law. See for yourself in this review of The Law School Decision Game.

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LSAC’s Website Issues Affect Law School Deadlines

UPDATE: LSAC tweeted that law schools with a March 1 deadline are extending it. Also, LSAC said the website is not “down,” but you just need to keep trying and should send in applications when you can.

UPDATE: Penn Law announced that it has extended its application deadline to March 8.

Did LSAC forget to renew its domain registration?

If you tried accessing LSAC’s website in the past couple days, you likely ran into some trouble. Most attempts lead to a separate, cheap-looking domain registration site. There was some decent clip art (businesswoman on the phone, a gavel), but no info on the Law School Admission Council. While a small hiccup like this usually wouldn’t be an issue, many people were less than pleased (see below).

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Weighing Your Options: February LSAT or Wait Until 2014?

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.

With December LSAT scores less than a week old and the February LSAT right around the corner, a major question for many law school applicants is whether they should take the February LSAT or wait and apply in the fall 2014. While there are exceptions to every rule, taking the February LSAT is generally not a great idea if you hope to be admitted in fall 2013. To understand why, it’s important to consider the timing of the test and how it coincides with the law school admissions cycle.

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How Your GPA and LSAT Score Affect Your Admission Odds

Today we have a guest post from Anna Ivey, founder of Ivey Consulting.

In the last couple of weeks, we’ve explored the very first things you should be doing to prepare yourself for applying to law school this fall. (Here are Step 1 and Step 2, in case you missed them.)

By now, you should have created your LSAC account and registered for the October LSAT. (If you already took the June LSAT, gold star for you!) You should also be seeking out a great LSAT class or tutor. Not just good, but great.

Why does the LSAT matter so much? And why is a great LSAT course worth the investment?

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Multiple Tips for Handling Multiple Law School Offers

If you applied for admission to the law school class of 2015 you might now find yourself in the enviable position of having to make a decision between multiple offers of admission (yay you!). For the sake of this blog post, let’s say that you have it narrowed down to two schools. According to Anna Ivey, it’s not a great idea to put down multiple deposits for law school admission. It just confuses those bureaucrats in the law school admissions office anyway. So what’s a soon to be law student to do? Make a f*%#ing decision!

All veiled cussing aside, I’m going to attempt to make your law school admissions decision just a tad bit easier with a list of possibly relevant factors:

Handling Multiple Offers for Law School Admissions Tip I: Location, Location, Location