Law School Application Consulting: What Happens After Graduation?

Posted by Rob Barnett on 1/2/15 3:52 PM

Or something like that.
 

Uncertainty of career path

I'll let you in on something. Almost no one who graduates from law school ends up doing exactly what he or she intended on doing back on that infamous first day of 1L. (I graduated from Harvard Law School in May, and now I'm a high school math tutor and law school application consultant!) Ask most lawyers how they ended up in their current field and they'll tell you something like this: 

"Well, I never thought I'd be interested in [insert field of law here], but I happened to take a class/hear a speaker/meet an alumnus that sparked my interest, so I looked into it and the rest is history..."

Surprising, huh? Law school attracts some of the most driven, ambitious people around, but many of them end up far off the path that they meant to follow when they matriculated, let alone applied. Of course, there are plenty of JDs who end up doing exactly what they always intended, but to be honest, they are far more the exception than the rule.

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Law School Admissions: Why Do You Want to Attend X School?

Posted by Rob Barnett on 12/22/14 3:51 PM

Does X school makes you wanna dance like Hugh Grant in Love Actually? 


Picture yourself at a law school interview for your top pick school. You’ve already discussed (with fluency and charm) your talents and abilities, but then comes the dreaded question: “Why do you want to attend this school?” Cricket. Cricket. So what do you say? Rankings, location, or famous alumni—sure, those are nice, but don't make for a very satisfying answer. 

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Application Consulting: In Praise of Messy Drafts

Posted by Megan Formato on 12/8/14 9:00 AM

 
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Law School Application Help: Admissions Timeline

Posted by Law School on 3/22/13 8:00 AM

So you’ve decided you’re going to apply to law school for Fall 2014. The good news is you’re starting nice and early and have plenty of time for law school application help. However, it can still be an overwhelming process. This post will guide you through the nitty-gritty of an ideal law school application timeline.

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Law School Application Help: When to Take the LSAT

Posted by Law School on 2/19/13 9:53 AM

If you are planning to apply for law school this year, it is a good idea to figure out when you are going to take the LSAT test now so that you can plan accordingly.

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The LSAT test is given four times a year: February, June, October, and December. The February test date for 2013 has already passed, so if you are applying for law school admission in Fall 2014, you need to take the June, October, or December LSAT test. Some schools will accept the February 2014 test, but not all – and even for those that do, it may delay your application longer than ideal for rolling admissions. See my earlier post on five common law school application mistakes.

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Law School Application Help: New Year’s Resolutions

Posted by Law School on 1/4/13 7:00 AM

It’s that time of year when we all resolve to eat better, exercise more, or otherwise improve ourselves. For those of you who have decided to apply to law school in 2013, here are a few helpful resolutions you can make.

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Law School Application Help: Five Tips on The Personal Statement

Posted by The Expository Writer on 12/21/12 10:13 AM


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Law School Application Help: How to Make Your List of Law Schools

Posted by Law School on 11/19/12 8:54 AM

One of the most important decisions you’ll make in the law school application process is to which schools to apply. Here are some tips to help you.

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Law School Application Help: Five Common Mistakes to Avoid

Posted by Law School on 10/18/12 7:00 AM

With the law school application season in full swing, I thought I’d go through some common mistakes people make. Don’t let yourself fall into one of these traps!

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