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Law School for Free for Veterans

Understanding Military Benefits for Law Students If you’ve ever served our country in the armed forces, you’ve earned not only our admiration and respect, but also the opportunity to attend law school with assistance from the GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program (for participating schools). Most people know the story of the original GI Bill. It was signed into law

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The Impact of Coronavirus on Law School Admissions

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting all aspects of life, including law school admissions. Colleges and universities are closing, so it will take longer for this cycle’s applicants to obtain decisions they’ve been waiting for. The delays and lack of availability of campus visits will mean that students on the waiting list (or making decisions about where to attend) will be

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How to Get a Scholarship to Law School

Law school can be ridiculously expensive – in many areas, it’s more than you’d pay for a house. Yet there are ways to get the law schools to discount tuition -we call these arrangements scholarships. They are almost universally based on your competitiveness as an applicant: how much will your LSAC UGPA and LSAT score (or perhaps even GRE score)

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Lessons from My 20 Year Law School Reunion

This weekend, I flew to Miami to attend the 20th reunion of my law school class. 20 years. I wanted to share with you some of my thoughts – how I would have approached law school differently, but even more so, thoughts about my classmates and how they are doing now. I think this is especially important given that I

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Lessons about Life and the LSAT

This weekend, I ran my fourth half marathon. Back in May, I ran (mostly) the same course and did really well until the last two miles. I did well even though I was injured and hadn’t been able to train fully. I PR’d (obtained a personal record) in that race. I kept thinking, “Wow, if I can do this injured,

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Early Decision Deadlines for the 2020 Cycle

Are you thinking about applying binding to law school? Many people consider doing so to try to get into a reach school, but there are a few things you need to keep in mind: You have to be absolutely sure that, no matter what else happens, you will go to that law school if you get in. It doesn’t matter

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Innovations in LSAT Prep Part 3: LSATMax

Last but not least in this 3-part series is LSATMax. In 2010, Mehran Ebadolahi graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School. It was during his time at HLS that he co-founded BarMax (“the $1000 app”) in an effort to disrupt the bar exam prep space that had long been a monopoly. Since graduating from HLS, Mehran has continued to work on BarMax (now TestMax, Inc.)

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Innovations in LSAT Prep: LSATDemon

Part 2 of my blog post series highlighting what’s new and great in the land of LSAT prep features LSATDemon, by popular ThinkingLSAT podcast hosts Ben Olson and Nathan Fox. I’ve known these guys almost a dozen years through their respective companies, Strategy Prep and FoxLSAT. What are the biggest technological break-throughs in LSAT prep right now? 1. Whoa, you

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Innovations in LSAT Prep: LSATLab

This is the first post in a series of three highlighting new, improved, exciting and cost-effective ways to study for the digital LSAT. I’ve known Matt Sherman, founder and CEO of LSAT Lab,  for more than a decade; we first met when he worked for Manhattan LSAT. Now, he runs LSATLab, and he was kind enough to take some time

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Best Majors for Law School Applicants

How do law school admission committees evaluate people with different undergraduate majors? I have a lot of information about this in The Law School Admission Game Chapter 3: Undergraduate GPA But here is an overview: Are there good majors and bad majors for law school applications? I wouldn’t quite say there are bad majors – I think there are good things

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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...

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...

LSAT News: Take the LSAT from Home Due to COVID-19

LSAC just announced that law school applicants who are registered for the April test will be able to take the test – in May – from the comfort of home. It’s called the LSAT-Flex – a proctored online test for the LSAT. If you’re registered for the test, you need to fill out a form that states your preference for taking the...

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...

The Law School Admission Game, 4th Edition: Now Available!

I am so excited to announce the release today of the 4th edition of my bestselling law school admission guidebook, The Law School Admission Game: Play Like an Expert. This is fully up to date with information on recent changes to the LSAT, LSATFlex, and use of the GRE in law school admissions. It includes even more examples of case studies...