Tag Archive: pre-law

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Logical Reasonings / 10.29.15

A. Last night’s CNBC GOP Debate in one gif. New York Times

B. Harvard Law School launches a project that makes the entire collection of U.S. case law available online, for free, to anyone with an Internet connection. Harvard Law Today

C. Taylor Swift is involved in a messy lawsuit with a former radio host. USA Today

D. Students working their way through college is becoming the norm. CNBC

E. The GOP versus the media. Blueprint LSAT Prep Youtube

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Logical Reasonings / 7.6.15

A) Looking for some summer reading material? Check out this law professor’s list of recommended reading for students entering law school. Washington Post

B) The ABA keeps accrediting law schools, people keep talking about whether some schools should be closed, and the world keeps turning. Bloomberg

C) From law student to… EDM legend? NextShark

D) More and more companies are saying “you’re fired” to Donald Trump. ABC

E) After 97 years, the name “Elsa” is back on the list of top 500 most popular baby names. Thanks, Frozen. The Sky Times

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How Should Pre-Laws Spend Summer Vacation?

Summer’s just around the corner, which, for the prelaw, means that you have plenty of time to beef up your law school application. If you’re taking the LSAT, you’ll be spending some time studying for the LSAT, though not all your time studying for the LSAT (despite what you may have been led to believe, vitamin D insufficiency does not automatically add ten points to your LSAT score). And if you’ve already taken the LSAT, you need to figure out what to do for the summer. Should you get a part-time gig at a law office, or should you do something unrelated to the law, so you can show admissions offices that you have outside interests?

For the most part, law school admissions is based on three components: your GPA, your LSAT score, and the “character and individuality” factor.

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Logical Reasonings / 4.27.15

A) Three gap year jobs that help prepare students for law school. Not to be confused with “three law school jobs that help students afford the Gap.” US News & World Report

B) A college senior writes about how to approach the “pre” part of pre-law. Ms. JD

C) It’s come to my attention that last week when I posted “Five Charts That Show You Should Apply to Law School This Year,” I didn’t link to the correct article. One million apologies. Here it is. Bloomberg

D) The world has a new highest-grossing law firm. Surprisingly, it’s not produced by Marvel. Inside Counsel

E) A CSI: style breakdown of Nicki Minaj’s appearance at a bar mitzvah. Grantland

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Not-So-Obvious Advice From Law School Admissions Deans

Last week, Hank attended a handful of events at the 2014 Pacific Coast Association of Pre-Law Advisors (PCAPLA) Conference and blogged about them. This is part 3 of 3.

A question and answer session with a panel of law school admissions deans was the last, but certainly not least, event at the 2014 PCAPLA Conference Friday evening on the UCLA campus.

The panel — which consisted of Southwestern University Law School Assistant Dean of Admissions Lisa Gear, Pepperdine University School of Law Assistant Dean of Admissions Shannon Phillips, USC Gould School of Law Dean of Admissions Chloe Reid, Loyola Law School Assistant Dean of Admissions Jannell Lundy, and UCLA School of Law Assistant Dean of Admissions Rob Schwartz — discussed an array of topics and gave great advice to the dozens of pre-law advisors in attendance to pass along to their students.

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Inside a Mock Law School Admissions Committee Meeting

Last week, Hank attended a handful of events at the 2014 Pacific Coast Association of Pre-Law Advisors (PCAPLA) Conference and blogged about them. This is part 1 of 3.

There was one resounding theme at the PCAPLA Conference Mock Law School Admissions Committee Meeting last Thursday on the campus of Southwestern Law School:

It ain’t just about the numbers.

In a room of dozens of pre-law advisors from all over the country, Southwestern Law Assistant Dean of Admissions Lisa Gear and a panel of admission committee members from the University of San Diego School of Law, Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law, San Francisco School of Law and Santa Clara Law School discussed the applications of three students vying for admission.

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Summer Job Ideas to Boost Your Law School Applications

For our college-age readers, the school year is drawing to a close, which means you’re probably starting to think about what you’re going to do all summer. And if your sights are set on law school, you may be wondering how your summer activities can boost your law school applications.

The good news is that there’s no right or wrong summer job in the eyes of law school admissions officers. As long as you do something productive with your time – and no, sadly, 8 weeks of marathoning shows on Netflix does not count as productive – you really can’t go wrong.

Many pre-law students, not surprisingly, focus on the legal field for summer jobs and internships. It’s important to note that doing so is far from required for law school applications.

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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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Today at 4 p.m. EST: A Blueprint LSAT Prep Live Reddit AMA

UPDATE: The Reddit AMA with Blueprint LSAT Prep instructor Laura Santoski is complete. Huge thanks to everyone who submitted questions. There are some great ones, so if you missed out on the live action, be sure to re-read.

Some of the most interesting people in the world have answered questions on their own Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) thread. Stephen Colbert. Mindy Kaling. Snoop Lion. Even President Obama has done one.

Well, starting at 4 p.m. EST, you can add one more big name to the list: Blueprint LSAT Prep.

This afternoon, Boston instructor, law school admissions consultant and LSAT blog contributor Laura Santoski will sit down and answer your questions about the LSAT and law school admissions in her own Reddit AMA thread.