An Insider's Scoop on the Top 5 Law Schools of 2019

Posted by Martha C. on 4/5/19 5:43 PM

 No two ways about it: getting into one of the top 5 law schools in the United States is extremely challenging.  Your candidacy is a culmination of the hard work you put forward for academics (aka GPA), the hours you dedicated to preparing for the LSAT, and the most salient experiences that pushed you to want to be a lawyer.

Though the top 5 law schools aren't for everyone, if you have your heart set on one of the best, you should know which school or schools make the most sense for your numbers and long term goals as a lawyer. 

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How to bounce back from a bad grade during 1L spring

Posted by Nicole on 2/6/19 6:41 PM

Dealing with a disappointing performance and mark from 1L fall is difficult especially as the 1L summer internship application process progresses and your email is inundated with discussions regarding OCI in the summer. Just remember a couple of things: (1) getting a bad grade does not mean that you won’t be a good lawyer (or more importantly, get a job) and (2) there’s always a way for you to improve. I have a few tips as to how you can move forward during the spring semester.

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Logical Reasoning: A Brief Introduction to Question Types

Posted by Spencer on 10/19/18 5:26 PM

The following are some of the question types you will see on the LSAT Logical Reasoning Section. Again, there are often questions that appear that are not standard in the exam; however, the following types are the most common questions asked. They are (roughly) listed in order of frequency. 

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Step by Step Instructions on How to Solve LSAT Grouping Games: Part II

Posted by Ben H on 12/2/16 5:54 PM

This post picks up where #1 left off– in that post, I covered setting up diagrams and rules for grouping games in the LSAT Analytical Reasoning section.

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LSAT LR: Solving the June 2007 exam, Section 3 Question 24

Posted by Jimmy B. on 8/3/16 7:00 PM

In this blog post, I’m going to be giving a brief introduction to the Logical Reasoning section of the LSAT. While this lesson is geared toward the LSAT, the logic skills are useful in math, classical rhetoric and philosophy, and debate.

Today we’ll start with a little myth busting and a brief overview of the test. Then we’ll do a sample question: we’ll analyze the stimulus (the sentences before the actual question), the question itself (also known as the question stem), and the answer choices. We’ll conclude with some key takeaways.

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5 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Law School

Posted by Eliana on 4/15/16 9:30 AM

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Harry Campell, New York Times

Eliana is a student at New York University School of Law.  She holds a B.A. with high honors in Sociology from Wesleyan University, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Before law school, Eliana worked for several years at a national women’s rights impact litigation organization. She recently co-authored a chapter in the 6th edition of The Lawyer’s Manual on Domestic Violence, published by the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, First Department.

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A Non-Lawyer's Guide to Law School

Posted by Rob Barnett on 12/30/15 10:00 AM


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4 Tips for a Fantastic 1L Summer

Posted by Rob Barnett on 12/12/15 4:01 PM

Juneau Alaska (alaska-in-pictures.com)

It may be the dead of winter, but it’s fast approaching already: the 1L summer job search!  Your summer can be a lot of things: a chance to try the actual legal profession, a first step along the path to an eventual career, an opportunity to start building a resume and job connections, and a time to escape the confines of the law library and see the wider world.  It’s overwhelming… and probably even more so if it feels like everyone else knows exactly what they’re going.  (They don’t.)  But, with all of that in mind, here are some ideas for a great 1L summer.

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FAQ: What are law school exams, and how do I prepare?

Posted by Rob Barnett on 11/15/15 12:58 PM

 If you’re a 1L approaching the end of your first semester of law school, and you’re anything like I was, you’re probably starting to wonder: What are these exams I keep hearing about?  How do I prepare for them?  How do I succeed on them?  Will I be okay?

As to the last one, the answer is definitely: yes.  You’re fine!  As for the other questions, read on…

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How to Spot the “Issue” in a Legal Case: A Primer for 1L Students

Posted by Rob Barnett on 7/31/15 9:30 AM

if only issue spotting was like spotting Waldo...  [image source: Martin Handford] 

My first class at Harvard Law School was Contracts, with then-professor, now-Senator Elizabeth Warren.  Before she was famous as a leader of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party, she was a famously excellent teacher -- the only professor at Harvard Law School to win the student nominated teaching award twice -- as well as a famously tough one.  We knew before the first day of class that she planned to cold-call every student, in class.  (She always did, and often called on many students more than once!)  

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