Tag Archive: law school admissions

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From the Vaults: The Biggest (and Most Obvious) Mistakes to Avoid in Your Personal Statement

Writing a law school personal statement is hard. Your job is to tell law schools about yourself and about why you want to and should go to law school. It’s a challenge to come up with the right topic and figure out the best way to present it.

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Law School Admissions Webinar This Thursday at 6 pm PST!

You’ve probably heard of Blueprint’s legendary Law School Admissions seminars, which lead you step-by-step through the law school admissions process. You haven’t? What rock are you living under? And what’s it like to live under a rock? Anyway, back to reality. Blueprint offers an easy to understand and easy to execute strategy for putting together a winning law school application, and we throw in some great LSAT info for free.

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An Introduction to Law School Admissions

You want to be a lawyer. We want you to be a lawyer, and we can help. There are just a few teensy-weensy things you’ve got to do before you pull up to the courthouse in your Maserati and your ostrich leather, Louis Vuitton suit.

Like what? Well, first of all, you have to get into law school.

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5 Ways to Make Law School Adcom Fall in Love with You

What are admissions committees at top law schools looking for when reviewing applications? What sorts of qualities, skills, and experiences do they seek? What types of people do they want in their next law school class? And what can you do to highlight these sought-after characteristics?

How can you present yourself so that the law school adcoms are instantly smitten by your application?

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You are not (entirely) an LSAT score.

A few weeks ago, we published a post about Wake Forest’s attempt to start admitting students with GRE scores instead of LSAT scores. At the time, the motives behind the effort seemed at least somewhat suspect. Law schools are ranked, in large part, according to the LSAT scores of their admitted students, so by padding out their numbers with GRE-takers, a school could be more selective among its LSAT applicants, thus improving their numbers and climbing the rankings.

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An Introduction to the LSAT

If you’re perusing this blog, there’s a good chance you’re considering law school. Or maybe your heart has been set on law school since you took your first step. Or maybe you’re just doing some research for a friend or relative who may go to law school.

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A Brief Rundown of the Law School Admissions Timeline

“Tick-tock,” says the applications timeline clock. “Stop ticking,” says the law school applicant.

Today’s post is a rundown of when you should be doing what when it comes to applying for law school starting in Fall of 2017. (If you’re looking to start this coming Fall and have yet to get the ball rolling, this post is also for you, because you’re too late, bucko, and it’s Fall 2017 for you, also.)

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The Three Things You Must Do After Getting Your February Score

So, you got back your score from the February LSAT, and you didn’t tell any of your friends because there just isn’t any emoji that can properly convey the wounded surprise and bitter anguish you feel. Is it time to just pack in the whole law school thing and teach tap dance to orphans in Bangladesh? Should you check yourself into a nursing home 60 years early? Is life as we know it over?

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Logical Reasonings / 2.18.16

A. In a shocking development – by which we mean completely predictable – the quality of the incoming class at Yale between 2011 and 2015 did not diminish by any of the usual metrics, even though the quality of incoming students at most other schools dropped as the overall applicant pool shrank. JD Journal

B. Pope trolls Trump. Trump strikes back. Politico

C. If someone’s ever called you a Neanderthal, that person might not have been entirely wrong. (And, let’s be honest, you deserved it.) CBS News

D. It’s National Drink Wine Day. We thought that day was any day that ends in “y.” nationaldrinkwineday.org

E. In news of the idiotic and infuriating variety, a baby dolphin died when beachgoers pulled it from the water and paraded it around the beach to take selfies with it. The Telegraph

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Is the GRE the better law school gatekeeper?

The LSAT is a great, unholy gatekeeper. All ye unhappy law school applicants must stand before its judgment seat. Now, one school wants to open up an alternate, friendlier, less logic games-y route to the legal profession: the GRE.

Wake Forest University School of Law is considering letting some of its incoming students take the Graduate Records Examination (aka the GRE) instead of the LSAT.