Law School Admissions: Deciding on the diversity statement

Posted by Jimmy B. on 10/11/19 11:00 AM

Law school applicants typically see an opportunity for more – another essay, another letter of recommendation, a supplemental report – and jump at it. The more the better, right? Another opportunity to show off writing skill, or have a professor brag about your Greek mythology paper from junior year.

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How to maximize your chances of an excellent law school recommendation letter

Posted by Radhe on 10/4/19 11:00 AM

So you’ve asked your professors and supervisors to write you a letter of recommendation for law school. Your work is done, right? Not quite!

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Don’t forget: the LSAT is a performance-driven test

Posted by Patrick M. on 10/2/19 11:00 AM

If you’re reading this blog post, chances are you’ve already begun studying for the LSAT or at the very least you’re thinking hard about it. For those of you in the first category, this post is for you. For those in the second, congratulations! You’re about to be let in on a very open secret about the LSAT that will set you up for success right out of the gate.

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Is Law School Right for Me?

Posted by Neil on 9/30/19 11:00 AM

Perhaps the most common question I am asked these days is, “Is law school right for me?” While I would love to be able to provide an earnest yes or a definitive no to all those who ask, the reality is that there is seldom a quick or easy answer. But, above all, it is a question to which each of us has to come to our own answer. What I and other law school admissions consultants can do, though, is make sure you are coming to an answer from an informed perspective and are thinking about the right things. And, of course, if the informed answer is yes, then we can help you get into the best possible law school!

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The LSAT, Context-Dependent Learning, and Jeopardy!

Posted by Ryan M. on 9/20/19 11:00 AM

I'll get to the LSAT in a minute, but first I want to talk about Alex Trebek.

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3 Tips for Your Law School Application

Posted by Rachel R. on 9/13/19 11:00 AM

The law school admissions process might seem pretty straightforward—submit LSAT scores and write a killer personal statement. Easy enough, right? Well, in many ways, it is actually that simple. But there are actually numerous “behind-the-scenes” factors to consider in formulating the basic requirements of an application.

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Fear and the LSAT: a mindful approach to test day jitters

Posted by Preston on 8/14/19 11:00 AM

Take a moment to envision your test day.

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Part 3 of your law school guide: tips on the application

Posted by Jimmy B. on 6/14/19 5:43 PM

Do not apply to law schools that you do not actually want to attend.

It is particularly important for you to have non-reach schools that you are excited about. Sometimes students get so focused on their dream school that they don’t give enough thought to the schools to which they will probably be admitted. Relatedly, students should ideally go into the law school application process of a very real sense of the legal job market, and the difficulties getting high-paying corporate jobs can be from non T14 schools. Helping educate students on this can be an important part of your role.

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Part 2 of your law school guide: the application process

Posted by Jimmy B. on 6/12/19 6:18 PM

 

The LSAT and GPA

The LSAT, along with the GPA, are by far the most important elements of your profile. The good news (and bad news) about the GPA is that it’s usually outside of your control – you got the grades you got, and now you have to calibrate your admissions process based on those grades. Of course, if you’re still in college, make sure to keep up top grades in as many rigorous (and letter-graded) courses through your senior spring.

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Part 1 of your law school guide: before even beginning to study...

Posted by Jimmy B. on 6/10/19 6:53 PM

Applying to law school is scary – there’s no way around it. The process is arduous, the LSAT is a behemoth, and the end-game is expensive and rigorous. But law school is wonderful – challenging, meaningful, and exciting. Reminding yourself of why you are applying, what is motivating you to apply, can help you get through the year(s)-long process. Below is a brief, though hopefully comprehensive, guide to all things LSAT.

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