Tag Archive: law school

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DOs and DON’Ts of Your Personal Statement

As the Immortal Bard once stated, “Now is the winter of our discontent.” For those of you working on your personal statements can probably relate to his sentiment all too well. For me, writing my personal statement was the worst part of the application process. From coming up with a topic to proofreading it a million times, it was truly a harrowing experience.

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Don’t forget — this Saturday is Southwestern Law Day

A reminder to all of those who will be in Los Angeles this weekend: On Saturday, Southwestern Law School is holding the appropriately named Southwestern Law Day. That’s a whole day, from 1:30-6:30 pm, for prospective law students to learn about getting into law school, succeeding as a law student, and what it’s like being an attorney.

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Should you clerk after law school? (…Also, what is clerking?)

One of the aspects of a career in law that I find both appealing and frustrating is that the finish line is constantly moving. For example, when you first start thinking about becoming a lawyer, your goal is to get a good LSAT score and get into a good school. Then, the goal becomes to perform well in school, which can include a host of non-academic activities, such as journals and moot court.

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Southern California: RSVP to Southwestern’s Law Day

Are you a prospective law student? Will you be in the LA area November 11? If so, you don’t want to miss Southwestern’s Law Day. It’ll be at Southwestern from 1:30 to 6 pm, and if you go you’ll get a $400 discount off a Blueprint classroom course. You’ll also get your application fee to Southwestern waived. With all those discounts you might even be able to fly to LA for the event and still come out ahead. But don’t book your tickets without sending your RSVP — the event may be free but you do need to let them know you’re coming.

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The World’s Ugliest Law Schools

Last week, the aesthetes of Architecture Digest published a list of the eight ugliest university buildings in America. And — unfortunately for those who are currently plugging away at the LSAT in the hopes of one day attending these institutions — law schools were disproportionately represented. Despite the fact that most law schools are just one or two buildings tucked away in the corners of otherwise sprawling collegiate campuses, three of the eight slots were reserved for law schools.

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I’ve been academically dismissed following 1L. What should I do?

In this post, law school admissions expert Anna Ivey answers a student’s question about reapplying to law school following an academic dismissal.

Student: “I completed one year of law school in May 2017. However, I was academically dismissed due to poor test results. Currently, I am taking a year off from law school, but I am determined to complete law school and become an attorney. I am strongly considering retaking the LSAT before reapplying.”

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SoCal Friends: RSVP to our event at Southwestern Law on 9/9!

Living in Southern California is pretty amazing — the weather is great, the beaches are beautiful, the social and food scenes are vibrant. As if that wasn’t enough, residents of Southern California get the added benefit of a free Blueprint event at Southwestern Law School on Saturday, September 9th from 4pm-6pm (the address is 3050 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010 and parking is free). To RSVP for the event, click here.

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Are more students going to law school as a reaction to Trump?

Erica Jansson is excited to be in law school.

Fresh off the June 2017 Law School Admission Test, she just completed her first week at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles. “The first week has been all about legal writing,” she says, flashing A Lawyer Writes tucked into the crook of her arm as evidence.

Erica works as a legal clerk by day, and attends Southwestern’s evening program at night. She’s also the mother of a two-year old and a real life member of the “Trump bump,” the phenomenon legal scholars have been musing about since the president’s travel bans were rejected by courts early in the year.