Tag Archive: advice

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Avoiding the Lonely Lawyer Trap Begins in Law School

A recent study from the Harvard Business Review found that lawyers were in the loneliest profession. And while this info might make you think twice about choosing a career in the law, those of us who are determined to stick with a legal career should still be asking, where does this issue of lonely lawyers come from?

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The 2017-18 Law School Application Data Are In …

More people are applying to law school this cycle. Maybe it’s an improving job market. Maybe it’s a bunch of idealists inspired by politics. Maybe it’s both, and maybe some other things, too. But regardless, the law school admissions game just got a little more competitive.

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Getting the Most Out of Your Law School Visit

By now, this year’s law school applicants have been through the most trying elements of the application process and are finally (hopefully) coming out the other side with acceptances from some of their schools of choice. Law schools are welcoming their prospective students to visit for specific events or to simply take a tour to see what they’re all about. And while it should be fairly obvious why you would want to go and visit a school in person before you decide to start sending them your $180k worth of tuition checks, let’s take a look at some of the ways you can be sure you get the most out of a law school visits as an admitted student.

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Lessons Learned for Successful Law School Applications

There are many sources of advice out there covering all the major pieces of the law school application process, from the personal statement to admissions interviews, but there are also some little things you can do for your law school applications that can make the difference in your application experience and your admissions success. As a law school applicant from this past fall with many lessons still fresh in my mind, I’m here to offer you my perspective on the little things that will make a tremendous difference to your success in the application process.

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Tips for So-Called “Slow” Readers on the LSAT

The philosopher-king Rod Stewart once said, “Time is on your side.” He was not referring to the LSAT, where time is definitively not on your side. One of the most vexing problems people studying for the LSAT face is identifying as a “slow reader.” The LSAT, of course, is a timed test. Everyone gets 35 minutes to do the same number of Logical Reasoning questions and Reading Comprehension passages as everyone else. And yet, there is a huge variance in how quickly people read and absorb the information. So, if you’re a person who feels like it takes you a long time to read these questions and passages, this whole exam seems kind of unfair, right?

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Reading Comp IRL

We often recommend that students who want to get an advance start on their LSAT classes read dense publications such as The Economist as a way of preparing for the Reading Comprehension section. Today, we’re putting our money where our proverbial mouth is, and taking it one step further: We’re guiding you through an Economist article as though it were a Reading Comprehension passage.

When selecting an article, I decided to find an article in the “Science and Technology” category, since I know science-related passages can be scary for students. The lucky winner? “Strange Signals from the Sky May Be Signs of Aliens.”

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Read this to avoid June LSAT gloom.

Blueprint classes for the June LSAT are getting started soon (a few are already underway). It’s a good time to talk about where the June LSAT puts you in terms of the law school application cycle.

If you’re taking the June LSAT, you’re looking at applying to law school this fall to start in fall 2018. Application deadlines for fall 2017 have come and gone. Law schools made some exceptions to their deadlines when applications were falling and they were desperate for students, but it looks like applications are on the way up right now.

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So… We need to talk.

Are we alone? It’s just, y’know, I don’t want you to be embarrassed. Not that a small, um, score is something you should be embarrassed about, just… I know you’re self conscious and all.

You haven’t gotten your February score back yet — maybe you even canceled already — but you know things didn’t go as well as you’d hoped. If this were September or even December, I’d say, “Cheer up! There’s always next time!” Well, there is always next time, but we’re getting to the point where LSAT next time means law school next year.