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How To Get An Excellent Law School Letter Of Recommendation

Letters of recommendation are a critical part of your law school application. My recent article for National Jurist explains how to get the best LOR possible. How To Get An Excellent Law School Letter Of Recommendation by Ann Levine (1/23/2018) The people writing your letters of recommendation are the only people who get to speak in your application other than

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Law School Personal Statement Requirements

Here’s the list of Personal Statements for Law Schools: Do you need a new personal statement for each law school you apply to? No. But do you need to change  your essay slightly for different schools? Probably. To help you figure out what you need to do (because following the directions provided by each school is part of what you are

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Meditation: The Key to A Better LSAT Score?

Every single day, someone tells me they suffer from test anxiety. As a former yoga teacher, I believe in the power of meditation and mindfulness to ease these symptoms. In fact, this year, I gave a talk at Nathan Fox’s LSAT Prep class in San Francisco on the role meditation and mindfulness should play in LSAT prep and even in

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The Law School Admission Game, 3rd Edition – SNEAK PEAK!

In just a few weeks, the 3rd edition of The Law School Admission Game: Play Like an Expert will be available on Amazon! Even though this is my third time writing the same book, I’m really excited about this latest and greatest version of my Amazon bestselling law school admission guide. In addition to being updated for the current admission

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Evaluating Law School Debt & Careers Through LST Pro

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Kyle McEntee, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Law School Transparency. Kyle is a licensed North Carolina attorney with a J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School. While still in law school, Kyle was voted Lawyer of the Year by readers of Above the Law. At age 26, the ABA Journal named him a Legal Rebel

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Big LSAT Changes Ahead!

Wow. It’s been a busy month at LSAC. I went on vacation to celebrate my 15th wedding anniversary and then all hell broke loose. But it’s good news for applicants all around. First, there is now no longer a restriction regarding the number of times you can take the LSAT. Take it as many times as you wish! Second, in

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No More LSAT for HLS? We’ll see…

It set the law school world on fire when Harvard Law School recently announced that it would give applicants the option of submitting a GRE score instead of an LSAT score. Harvard Law School claims its purpose is to eliminate barriers to legal education. The LSAT, after all, is archaic in that it is only offered four times a year. The

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Late Night Texts: Isn’t it Bad to Take the LSAT 3 Times?

A client texted me last night after LSAT scores came out. He received an LSAT score of 160, which was significantly lower than his practice tests (169-172). It was only his second time taking the test, yet he said he was ready to move forward and apply. “Why?” – Me “Well, schools don’t like it when you take the test

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Why your Law School Resume is Different Than Your Job Resume

Your law school applications include submitting a resume. Many applicants make the mistake of overlooking this – they simply take their job resume and send it along. But the resume is a fabulous opportunity to really explain your activities and accomplishments to law schools, so take some time and re-work it before submitting it with your applications. 1. It’s about

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How to Explain an LSAT Score

(This post is from 2016; I am making updates on 6/18/19 and noting them in bold): When should you explain an LSAT score in your law school application? There are some situations in which it can help the law schools to have a better understanding of how they should interpret your LSAT score. Here are some common types of law school

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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...

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...

LSAT Flex Trends and Tips

This week, I had the pleasure of being a guest on everyone’s favorite LSAT podcast, ThinkingLSAT with Nathan Fox and Ben Olson of LSATDemon. Both Ben and Nathan lend their expertise to the 4th Edition of The Law School Admission Game, which released last week, and we spent the podcast talking about the book, trends in law school admission given the circumstances surrounding COVID-19....