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Are You Ready for the LSAT?

The September LSAT is a little over a week away and a lot of my clients are starting to feel the pressure. Here are some things to keep in mind as you approach the exam date: 1. Have you prepared adequately? If you’ve spent 6-12 weeks steadily preparing, taking practice exams, fixing your mistakes, and you’ve seen at least some

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7 Ways to Save Money on Law School Applications

Thanks to my friend Brett McKay at Frugal Law Student for allowing me to guest host his great blog today. You can check out my article “Applying to Law School? 7 Ways to Save Money” there.I urge law school applicants to read Frugal Law Student regularly, and to be honest the advice is so good that I often share his

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Law Schools are Bullied by U.S. News Rankings

By now you know how I feel about U.S. News Rankings of Law Schools: The rankings are not the most important thing to consider in choosing a law school. Last week, my post described how law schools are able to manipulate the data that goes into the ranking computation by offering application fee waivers to students they will never admit.I

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Preparing for the LSAT? Tips and Strategies

When I googled “Preparing for the LSAT” this morning, I found a lot of bad information and a little bit of good information (which I promise to share with you here). Taking the LSAT Multiple Times: While I agree that taking the LSAT without adequate preparation is not a good idea, I disagree that it will “destroy your chances for

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Did a Law School Offer you an Application Fee Waiver?

I always learn something while reading Brian Leiter’s Law School Reports blog and rankings site and here’s a fact he posted about U.S. News Rankings that got my blood boiling (but for once I’m angry at the law schools and not at the ranking-fallacy issue): “2.5% of the overall score [US News Ranking] is the acceptance rate for students. Highly

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How to Judge a Law School’s Reputation?

Today, the Chronicle of Higher Ed posted an article which points out one of the flaws with the US News Law School Rankings. Today’s reason for taking the rankings with a grain of salt is that the people who are voting on reputation don’t know anything about the law schools they are ranking (except how they have already been ranked

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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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