Jacqueline Uranga

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Dispatches from Law School: Choosing Your Study Group

Study groups are probably one aspect of law school you didn’t even know you needed to worry about (and you shouldn’t worry), but reflecting on my 1L year so far, I’ve had a great study group experience that I attribute to being very lucky, rather than to being prepared. I need to leave the bigger questions about “finding your law school community” and “acing law school exams” for another day (whenever I master those for myself), but I nonetheless have a fresh perspective on study groups to share with all the future 1L’s.

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Grey Day for the March LSAT

Grey Day is coming. And no, that’s not a Game of Thrones reference. It’s the score release day, set for this Friday for the March 2019 LSAT. If you’re new to the LSAT score release process, there are a few things you should know about how scores get released.

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How to Limit Test Anxiety Before the LSAT

The day before the LSAT — you are truly so close to being finished with a huge step in the application process, the last thing you need is for your mind to hold you back from demonstrating your potential. Anxiety is so common before (and during) a big exam, I’d be more surprised to hear that someone wasn’t feeling anxious the day before the LSAT. So, as an expert in Having Taken the LSAT and Some Other Tests, I’m here to share the practices that have helped me deal with LSAT test anxiety and will hopefully be helpful to you too.

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Should You Reschedule Your March LSAT?

Students signed up for the March 2019 LSAT have about 10 days left before the exam. I know this was the time before my own exam when the significance of the test really started to hit me, and by hit me, I mean I was panicking and thinking about rescheduling the exam for a later date. If you’re a March test taker tempted to push back your own exam, hold your horses and see if your situation fits one of the (relatively few) cases where rescheduling your exam actually makes sense.

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How to Deal with Multiple Acceptance Letters

There are all kinds of concerns that may arise after you’ve sent off your law school applications: you might be waiting to hear any response at all from law schools, you might be waitlisted at your top choice school, or you might have the more enviable problem of deciding between different schools where you’ve been accepted. Since a lot of applicants do get at least two acceptances, they have to find a way to choose between them. And that process of choosing the right school might look a little different from undergrad, so here’s some key advice to get you started on choosing between your choices of law school.

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January 2019 Post-LSAT Carnival

With the January LSAT behind us, it’s time for another LSAT Carnival to round up the online forum discussions about the exam. As with every LSAT in the history of Reddit, students with nothing to do but wait for their scores took to their laptops to analyze or simply vent about their experience.

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Last Week Before the January 2019 LSAT Checklist

For January 2019 LSAT-takers, there are roughly 168 hours (that’s one week) standing between you and your dream score. With so much to keep in your brain until exam day, I want to relieve you of some of the effort of figuring out everything you have left to do in your last week before the exam. There are some things you absolutely need to do before you can take the exam, and there are a few more things that I highly recommend that you do in your last week in order to give yourself the best preparation for the LSAT.

This is my checklist of all of those things you should do in your week before the LSAT:

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January LSAT Deadlines Are Here

The January 2019 LSAT is just a couple weeks away, which also means that the deadlines to change or get out of this exam have arrived. Students signed up for the January LSAT have until today, January 11 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time, to change the test location or postpone the LSAT to another date (both requiring you to pay an extra $125). And today is also the deadline to withdraw from the LSAT altogether for a refund of $50.

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Dispatches from Law School: Stressing Finals Week

Since my first semester of law school recently ended, I’m ready to share the experience with the LSAT students who may be curious about what is probably the most notorious part of law school: finals. I’ll give you my best description of the finals period first, and then tell you a story that will give a real sense of how it feels to be in the thick of law school finals.

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting Your LSAT Score to Be Released

Based on all available information, the November 2018 LSAT scores will be released tomorrow, Saturday, 12/8! The LSAC has burned students before when LSAC gave a certain release date and then changed it, but it seems extremely likely for November LSAT takers that the icons on your account page of the LSAC site will change from green to grey around midnight tonight (depending on your time zone), followed by score releases beginning Saturday morning.