Tag Archive: law school admissions

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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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Save Big on All Three of Our Courses with the January LSAT Sale

Like the proverbial floodgates, law schools nationwide have officially opened up the 2018-19 admissions cycle. Now every law school is accepting applications from thousands of law school hopefuls, armed with nothing but an LSAT score, a GPA, and a dream.

But, like the tides spilling from recently opened floodgates, these applications are rolling. As in, the schools are handing out seats in their classes of 2022 to applicants as we speak.

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Get Helpful Advice on the LSAT and Law School Admissions Without Leaving Home

It’s never been better to be a shut in, if that’s your thing. You can work remotely, FaceTime anyone you still need to speak to, entertain yourself with Netflix, settle debts through Venmo … you name it. And you can now name one more thing you can access from the comfort of your own home, via the magic of the internet: great advice on the LSAT and law school admissions, straight from the experts.

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The LSAT, Still the King of Law School Admissions

Have you heard? The LSAT is back. It was almost gone as we knew it, but now it’s emphatically here and stronger than ever.

I suppose if you’re currently neck deep in fallacies and scenarios as you study for the September exam, the LSAT is extremely here and in no need of coming back, so maybe a little context is necessary.

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5 Keys to Great Law School Resumes

Writing your law school personal statement is a daunting task. But at least you can quickly realize that you don’t have to boil your entire life down into two pages – you can tell a single story that had a profound impact on you.

The résumé, on the other hand…

You have one page to tell me what you’ve done with your life. Go.

A lot of people view the law school résumé as superfluous. While it doesn’t carry the weight of other elements, it does represent a whole lot more. You’ll be showing the law school what type of student you are, what you spent your time doing, and what accomplishments you can list. It sets the tone of your life, and if it doesn’t create a good impression, admissions officers will be going through your law school application with a sour taste in their mouths.

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3 Keys to an Effective Letter of Continued Interest

It’s a magical time of year in law school admissions. Acceptance letters (and, sadly, rejection letters) are rolling in. Seat deposit deadlines loom. And soon-to-be law students are looking for apartments for the upcoming school year (because dorms are for undergrads).

And you’re still waiting to hear if you can get in off of the waitlist of your top choice.

You’re in good company. Very few people will run the table with acceptances (or rejections). And a waitlist means that you applied intelligently — you hit a law school that might be interested in you, but you’re on the cusp. You weren’t overqualified, yet you weren’t underqualified, either. You threaded the needle. Good for you.

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5 Tips for Nailing that Law School Admissions Interview

You made it through the LSAT. You asked for letters of recommendation. You even summarized your entire life on a single page (your résumé) before being given two pages (double-spaced) to convince the school that you’re interested in law (personal statement).

And if that wasn’t bad enough, they now want to interview you.

As the number of people applying for law schools decreases, many law schools are adding interviews to the application process. Fewer law school applicants makes this both logistically possible and important to creating a well-rounded class, instead of just taking anyone with a high academic index (the combination of your LSAT score and GPA) and a semi-interesting tale to weave.

Harvard, Chicago, and Georgetown all require interviews.

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When Do You Need a Law School Addendum?

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.

Have multiple LSAT scores? Wondering how to explain this in an addendum to your law school applications?

First, take a step back and decide whether it’s something that really needs to be explained.

Here are 3 situations where you do not need an LSAT addendum: