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2024 Law School Admission Cycle Timeline

If you’re applying for law school in the fall of 2024 to start law school in the fall of 2025, this is the time to create your timeline. The first thing you need to do is plan to submit applications in September, October or November depending on when you receive an LSAT score you’re happy to move forward with.  Luckily,

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Thinking about Transferring Law Schools?

It is possible to transfer law schools following your first year of law school. As a transfer applicant, your LSAT or GRE score is no longer a factor in admissions, and your undergraduate GPA is de-emphasized. Those were used to determine your likelihood of success in law school as a 1L, but nothing is a better indicator of your success

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Big Changes to the LSAT in 2024

The LSAT will see big changes this year: (1) no more logic games as of August 2024; and (2) the writing sample is different.  If you know that you won’t be taking the LSAT before August, then save yourself the trouble of learning logic games and focus on the other two sections. [See my TikTok and Instagram reels on these

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What is a Diverse Perspective Essay?

Law schools have done away with the traditional “diversity statement” essay prompts due to the US Supreme Court decision abolishing affirmative action practices in higher education. Law schools are now taking a more holistic view of diversity and giving applicants the opportunity to share any aspects of their background that will enable them to bring a diverse perspective to the

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Law School Applications News: More Essays, More Interviews, More Waiting Lists?

The landscape of law school admission is dramatically changing, thanks especially to the recent Supreme Court decision overturning affirmative action in educational settings. This has – and will have – a significant impact on all law school applicants. Here are the top 5 impacts on law school applicants: It will be harder to get a “diversity” or “URM” boost from

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How Can I Get Into Law School Without an LSAT Score?

There are three ways to get into law school without taking the LSAT. The key to all of these is that you must not have an LSAT score on record; once you have taken an official LSAT and have a score (within the last five years), then none of these options will apply to you.   1. Take the GRE

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Who Gets To Attend A Top Law School?

How to Get Into a Top Law School? Top law schools require stellar undergraduate grades, an LSAT score that shows you can compete with their student body, and soft factors which demonstrate experiences that will add to the diversity and knowledge of the law school class. For Top 10 law schools, a ballpark combination would be scoring 170+ on the

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Can I Get Into Law School with a Low LSAT and Low GPA?

Tips for Law School Applicants with low LSAT scores and low GPAs: Call attention to excellent performance during a portion of your time in college, or in a certain area of study in college. Obtain excellent academic letters of recommendation. Demonstrate that more recent academic accomplishments (in graduate school, or during your later years of college) are a better indication

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Thinking About Going to Law School

If you’ve been considering whether law school is right for you, check out this 15-minute LSAT/Law School podcast interview about what’s important to consider and how to prepare yourself for deciding on a career in law. In the podcast, we discuss: How to explore whether law is the right direction for you; How to choose courses in college to prepare for law

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Should You Try JDNext?

Q: What is JD-Next? A: JD-Next is an innovative eight-week program and entrance exam that provides a cost-effective and realistic preview of what law school will be like, prepares applicants for the rigors of law school, and offers a fair and accurate assessment of an applicant’s academic readiness for law school. Research shows that participation in JD-Next is expected to...

K-JD or Take Time Off Before Law School?

Should I take time off before law school? When people first ask me this question, I think they usually mean, “Will law schools like me better if I take a year or two off before applying?” If your grades need to show another year of improvement and/or you need more time to prepare for the LSAT, waiting a year can...

Tips for College Students Considering Law School

If you are more than 18 months away from college graduation, here are some suggestions that will help provide a strong foundation for a possible application to law school in the future. Since your GPA is still within your control, work hard. Pick classes that interest and excite you and do well in the most challenging classes you can take....

The Best Time to Visit Law Schools

The best times to visit law schools are when you've been waitlisted, and when you're deciding where to attend. Visiting a Law School Where You've Been Waitlisted Today, a client asked me for help writing letters of continuing interest to three schools - all three schools were located in the city where she lived. So my first question to her...