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Advice for Incoming 1Ls

Check out Tips for Pre-Law Students for some good tips to help hold it together during those first days of law school. Good luck to all of my clients who are about to begin this adventure! This post is for you!

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Re-Applying to Law School & the LSAT

I just received this comment on another posting and wanted more readers to benefit from the response:“I am in the 30+ range and did the LSAT years ago and got a 144 and did not get into the schools I wanted. I am going to do it agin this fall (September). What would you suggest that I do to get

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LOR Tips for Non-Traditional Applicants

Pete left me this comment and I wanted to answer his question so more people could benefit from the response: “Do you have any tips for older folks (30+) who are still working their way through their undergrad degrees on applying to law school? As an evening student with a full-time job, I don’t have the same opportunity to build

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How Many Law Schools Should You Apply To?

I saw one of my competitors today give the very helpful advice that you should apply to anywhere between 1-27 law schools. Helpful, right?They were right about one thing – location comes first. (See my previous postings about why this is true).The answer to this question really depends on your professional goals, potential weaknesses in your application, and the strength

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A great option: Applying as a Transfer Student

Frustrated that your LSAT and GPA performance will limit your opportunities? Here’s something to keep in mind – If you finish your 1L year with good grades, you can transfer into some amazing schools. (Schools don’t have to report your LSAT and GPA to the ABA, therefore it doesn’t count in rankings). Some examples – this year I had someone

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UC Irvine to Open Law School in 2009

UC Irvine will be home to California’s next public law school. It’s sure to be competitive from the beginning – a state school in Orange County. (San Diego and LA are both inconvenient to those who live in Orange County due to traffic in the area). More information is available here.

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Free Law School Application Webinar

It’s true. I’m offering a FREE 1-hour webinar to readers of Frugal Law Student entitled“I’ve taken the LSAT; Now What?”You have two opportunities to participate:Click here to sign up for the Saturday, August 4 (9 a.m. PST/Noon EST) webinarClick here to sign up for the Wednesday, August 8 (5 p.m. PST/8 p.m. EST) webinar I want to thank Brett and

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How to Succeed in Law School

One of my favorite clients from this year who is packing up to attend George Mason School of Law sent me this e-mail yesterday: “about what kind of time commitment *is* law school, in practice, to succeed (by my definition, “succeed” meaning be in the top 15 or 10% of the class)?” My answer was: Take off Friday afternoons and

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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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