Tag Archive: admissions

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Your Guide to the Updated 2019 LSAT Schedule

There’s a brave new world of LSAT opportunities for those students planning to take the test in 2019. Not only are students choosing among seven test dates, but they also have the option of taking the exam multiple times and (potentially) in different formats.

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Law School Applications Are Up …

At the risk of sounding like I’m trying too hard to relate to the youth of America, I’ve been playing a lot of battle royale video games lately. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this new gaming craze, a battle royale is basically the same concept as the hunger games — a number of players are dropped onto an enclosed space, which shrinks over time, and they attempt to survive until all the other players are eliminated.

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Classes for the January LSAT are Starting Soon!

Now that Halloween is officially over, we should be preparing for Thanksgiving and Christmas, right? Well, yes, but not if you’re planning on taking the January LSAT. With only a few months out before the exam, now is the time to register for a class, purchase an online course, or find a tutor.

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This Dude Hates the LSAT So Much He Took LSAC to Court

If you’re preparing for or have taken the LSAT, I’m confident there were times during your studies that you resented the law school admissions process, LSAC, and everyone else involved that forced you to spend months of your life dedicated to another standardized test. For most of people, the resentment subsides — students resign themselves to the reality of the system, take the test, and move on.

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Does Raising Tuition Increase Enrollments for Law Schools?

No prospective law student likes how expensive law school is. A lot of people take on tons and tons of debt to go to school. Then, when they graduate, the pressure is on those lawyers to chart a career path that lets them have a chance at getting out from under that debt. For graduates of lower-tier schools with lots of debt, it’s often hard to find such a career path.

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So Far, Fewer People Have Taken the LSAT This Year

Admissions consultant Mike Spivey tweeted that LSAT takers for June, July, and September are down 4.9% from last year (which only included a June and September test). If this trend continues into November — which is by no means a certainty, as there was a huge spike in December test takers last year — this could impact the application cycle in several ways.

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Will Law Schools Hold Having More Than One LSAT Score Against You?

What happens if you take the LSAT multiple times? Policies have changed, some recently and some not so recently. Let’s run through a quick history so we can discuss what actually matters today.

You may hear something, especially from older lawyers, about multiple LSAT scores being averaged. That used to happen. Not anymore.

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Get a Wealth of Knowledge and Discounts at Next Week’s Webinars

With summer winding down, the November LSAT is quickly approaching, as is the start of Blueprint’s LSAT classes. For those of you with any uncertainty or nagging doubts about what the LSAT entails or how to go about applying for law school, Blueprint has two webinars to help you assuage your concerns. Both webinars will be held on next Wednesday, August 22nd.

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Good News/Bad News with the Current Legal Job Market

All potential law students should keep themselves apprised of the ever-changing status of the legal job market. After all, the vast majority of students do not begin law school with a job waiting for them on the other side. Recently, there have been a number of important developments, both good and bad, which this post will cover.

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New Law School Rankings Are Out, But Should They Matter to You?

There’s a new law school ranking out this week, and it’s not the dominant and ubiquitous U.S. News & World Report Law School Rankings. Rather, Above the Law has released their own yearly law school rankings: The Above the Law Top 50 Law School Rankings of 2018.