The secret to understanding a RC passage on the LSAT

Posted by Brian De. on 12/11/19 11:00 AM

Have you ever read something, and when you get to the bottom of the page, you realize that you didn’t understand a single word in the passage? If you answered yes, you’re in good company, especially as it pertains to the LSAT. For months, I couldn’t get through an RC section without having to reread multiple paragraphs. This was frustrating on multiple levels; I was putting aside the time to study for the LSAT, but I wasn’t able to extract anything from the passages I was reading. Because I had to go back and re-read what I had already looked over, I was also hemorrhaging precious time that killed my RC accuracy.

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Law School Admissions: Law school interview guide

Posted by Jimmy B. on 12/6/19 11:00 AM

Very few law schools require interviews, or even make them optional, with some notable exceptions like Harvard and Northwestern. Interview prep is (comparatively) fun, especially stacked against the LSAT and personal statement. Too often, students spend too much time thinking about interview questions and avoid studying for the LSAT.

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Law School Admissions: Does a dual degree make sense?

Posted by Jimmy B. on 11/29/19 11:00 AM

For some people (like me), the path to law school isn’t a straight shot. There are those who begin as premedical students, but then learn about how important malpractice law is to the medical profession. There are others who realize that develop long-term business goals that you believe an MBA will further. And finally, for people like me who caught the empirical research bug early on, a PhD in concert with law school is essential.

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Law School Admissions: Taking the GRE or the LSAT (or both)

Posted by Jimmy B. on 11/22/19 11:00 AM

Increasingly, law schools are rethinking the LSAT as the best (and only) metric of law school success. Its predictive value has long been questioned, and law school deans often publicly question how useful a tool it is (and then proceed to use it, powerfully, anyways).

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Law School Admissions: Picking Letter Writers

Posted by Jimmy B. on 11/15/19 11:00 AM

Your recommendations are crucial because they are the only component of your application that is contributed by a second-party. When choosing recommenders, consider the following:

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Law School Admissions: Researching Law Schools Part II

Posted by Jimmy B. on 11/8/19 11:00 AM

It’s a funny thing – law schools are pretty much all the same, but they think of themselves so differently. All 1L students (pretty much) take the same courses: contracts, torts, civil procedure, constitutional law, property, and criminal law. Almost all law school students graduate with debt. All law schools produce a similar variety of lawyers – lawyers at firms, in-house counsels, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and a smattering of other positions.

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Logic games: worst nightmare or dream-come-true?

Posted by Emma Mc. on 11/4/19 11:00 AM

Logic games are the best. If you’re reading this, chances are they’re currently the bane of your existence but hear me out.

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Law School Admissions: Researching Law Schools Part I

Posted by Jimmy B. on 11/1/19 11:00 AM

The first step for any successful law school list is to go to this website. This tool is incredibly helpful and managed by LSAC – you input your LSAT score and GPA, and it shows you the 25/75 percentile range for various schools, and basically how you stack up. Private companies have their own tools – do not trust them! The LSAC collects all of their data directly from the law schools – it is by far the most accurate prediction tool. Don’t listen to “chance me” blogs or forums, or any tool but the LSAC one. It is the best starting point for your search.

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Law School Admissions: Drafting the personal statement

Posted by Jimmy B. on 10/25/19 11:00 AM

The personal statement – that famous, infamous even, stress-inducing 500-750 words. What separates you from the law school of your dreams. Pages of scribbled down notes and back of the napkin insights into who you really are. Here are a few pieces of advice to help get you through it.

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Law School Admissions: Deciding whether to retake the LSAT

Posted by Jimmy B. on 10/19/19 12:44 PM

Ah, the LSAT. That dreaded rite of passage. The most important piece in the law school puzzle. And those Logic Games! Who cares if Train C pulled in at 1pm before Train D! But, alas, it is the kicker for securing top law school admissions, so it must be taken seriously. Here are some questions to ask yourself when deciding whether to retake:

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