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5 Common Mistakes in Law School Applications

I’ve been checking a lot of law school applications this weekend and I want to remind all law school applicants to proofread their application forms very carefully before clicking “Submit”. Here are the 5 Most Common Mistakes in Law School Applications: 1. Sending School A’s personal statement to School B !!! 2. Messing up the dates on employment positions. 3.

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Last day to cancel your LSAT score

The last day to cancel your LSAT score is rapidly approaching. Before you do it, please consider:1. My list of things to think about before cancelling your LSAT score2. Another great posting echoing my sentiment that there is very little reason to cancel an LSAT score.

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T-14 Not Necessary for BigLaw Jobs

The following is a guest post written by Shirley Li, 2L at Boston College School of Law. Shirley was one of my law school admission consulting clients when she applied to law school. At the time, she was really upset that her LSAT scores weren’t where she wanted them to be – she worked for a big law firm and

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Applying to Harvard Law School?

Today I had the opportunity to attend a talk by the Harvard Law School admissions representative. She was addressing UCSB students and a local client invited me to attend. I thought this would be fun since I used to be the one giving the law school “shpiel” when I was director of admissions at different ABA law schools. I was

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Should You Cancel Your LSAT Score?

My phone has been ringing off the hook this weekend. Everyone wants to know – Should I cancel my LSAT score? The good news is that in today’s law school admission landscape, the highest of mulitiple LSAT scores is the one that matters. As a result, there is very little reason to ever cancel a score. The Answer is YES

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How to Pay for Law School

Please check out Frugal Law Student for a great posting about how the new bill President Bush signed into law will impact your law school debt.

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After the LSAT; What’s Next?

Don’t wait for your LSAT score; there are things you can do in the 2+ weeks that you’re waiting for your score. Here are some of them:1. Request letters of recommendation.2. Have your transcripts sent to LSAC.3. Finalize your resume, taking out things appropriate when seeking employment and adding in things that law schools want to know about.4. Draft your

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Law School Expert Blog Helping You Navigate Law School Admissions edit post Application Strategies K-JD or Take Time Off Before Law School? by Ann LevineApril 24, 2024 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

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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...

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