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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

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Why Its Important to Apply Early to Law School: Rolling Admissions

When Should You Submit Your Law School Applications? Below are suggestions for application timelines based on LSAT administration dates, but keep in mind that these dates can change from year to year. I’m naming exact months as an approximation to help guide your admission timetable. If you take the LSAT before or during June for the final time, apply in

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Applying to Law School? You’re not in college anymore.

Lately, I’ve seen a lot of behaviors from law school applicants that may have been acceptable when they were applying to college but sends the wrong message when applying to law school. Here is my Top 3 list of ways applying to law school should be treated differently than applying to college. Leave Your Parents At Home. Until you’ve been

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10-Step To-Do List for Applying to Law School

Here are the 10 main steps you’ll need to take to apply to law school: Register for the Credential Assembly Services (CAS) through LSAC and send your transcripts there. You may need to send more transcripts than you think. Cultivate and ask for letters of recommendation. Check your Academic Summary Report (based on your transcripts) for errors/inconsistencies. Take the LSAT

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The Law School Admission Game, 6th Ed. Available Now!

The updated 2024 edition of the long-time bestselling law school admission guide is now available in paperback and kindle versions. If you’re applying to law school in 2024 or 2025, The Law School Admission Game: Play Like an Expert, 6th Ed. has everything you need to know to prepare for your law school application cycle. The book has been updated

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Law School Waitlists and What To Do About Them

Have you been waitlisted at a law school? Are you wondering if it’s a “soft rejection”? Are there things you can do to improve your chances of admission?First, a law school waiting list is not a rejection. Law schools have no problems rejecting the people they want to reject. If they are keeping you in the wings, there is a

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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.

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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

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Blog Posts Law School Expert Blog edit post Application Strategies Applying to Law School? You’re not in college anymore. by Ann LevineApril 10, 2024 Lately, I’ve seen a lot of behaviors from law school applicants that may have been acceptable when they were applying to college but sends the wrong message when applying to law school. Here is my Top

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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...

Thinking about Becoming a Lawyer?

Do you want to be a lawyer? If you’re considering law school because others have suggested it to you, or because you feel compelled as your peers move on to seemingly prestigious employment options, take some time and delve into the lives of actual attorneys. If you have not yet done any serious research about the legal profession, what lawyers...

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