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Understanding Rolling Admissions

How early do you have to apply to law school in order to benefit from the rolling admission process? Applicants who apply in the fall fare better than those who apply in January/February, but taking the September LSAT does not make you late in the cycle. Or October. Here’s a one-minute video to explain how this works.

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On a Law School Waiting List? Here’s What to Do:

Being on a waiting list for law school is to be expected. However ,the uncertainty can be daunting; not having things settled can be upsetting. But if you’re on a waiting list for a law school you really want to attend, you can absolutely try to fight your way in. Here are some encouraging words about launching your campaign to

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What Should Be on Your Resume?

The resume is the part of the law school application most overlooked by law school applicants. Yet, it presents a huge opportunity to show how you have spent your time, hours worked, financial responsibility, experience levels, areas of specialization, honors, educational highlights, etc. Here’s some tips for how to organize your resume:

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2020 Hindsights for Law School Admission

I am constantly re-evaluating how I do the “Law School Expert” thing. I’ve been doing it since 2004, and over time some things have changed in the law school admission world – and in the world in general, if I’m being honest – that have led me to evolve my philosophy and even the way I work with clients. Actually,

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Big Changes for the LSAT: How Do They Impact Law School Applicants?

With so many changes in LSAT Land is your head spinning? Now that you can take the LSAT as many times as you wish, it’s going to be offered ten times a year, and you will soon be taking it digitally, should you just bury your head in the sand or take the GRE instead? Watch this 30 minute video

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Should You Take the January LSAT?

Ok, I’ve been meaning to blog about this for WEEKS. Finally, during the 24 hour window in which I expect November LSAT scores to be released, I got around to answering this question – sorry I could only fit it in right after I got out of the shower this morning. Retaking the LSAT in January is problematic – in

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What Types of Questions are on the LSAT?

  Today’s post comes to us from Mehran Ebadolahi. Ebadolahi graduated summa cum laude from UCLA in 2004 with a B.A. in Business Economics and a minor in Accounting. The first time he took a practice LSAT, he scored a 148, which made him seriously reconsider his law school dreams. Through hard work and perseverance, however, he was eventually able

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Should I Reapply To Law School or Plan To Transfer?

Thinking about reapplying to law school for the Fall 2019 cycle? Summer time, and the livin’ ain’t easy for those on a waiting list who are worried that they won’t be admitted to the schools of their choice this time around. I often get calls at this time of year from people who are deciding whether to reapply next year,

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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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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...

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. The writing sample is now an argumentative style...

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