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Still have High School on your Law School Resume?

YUCK. When I see a law school applicant with high school on his/her resume, it reminds me how young and unaccomplished the person is. Remove it. I’ve made one (and only one) exception to this rule – two years ago I had a client who played the bassoon in a professional orchestra at the age of 16. That was worth

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Is it worth going to an LSAC Forum Event?

With the D.C. forum approaching, this is a popular question. Basically, the LSAC forum consists of 200 tables staffed by various people from most of the country’s law schools. Some are directors of admission, some are students, some are financial aid officers, some are professors who know nothing about admissions but just want an all-expenses-paid trip to D.C. (or N.Y.

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Law School Admission Timeline – December LSAT

Someone e-mailed me a question yesterday that might be helpful to many of you considering applying for Fall law school admission. “If I were to try to take the December LSAT, would my chances of acceptance be lowered due to a late application?” The answer is that while a June or September/October score is ideal because of the opportunity to

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Frugal Law Student Blog – Check it out

Another law student with a great attitude, especially about making law school financially feasible, is Brett McKay of frugal law student fame. He has some good tips, and his blog happily avoids the negativity I see so much in writing by pre-law and law students. I also want to give a shout out to Erik who worked with me last

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Thanks to Austin at the CALI pre-law blog

Thanks to Austin at the CALI blog for giving me such a great mention in today’s posting. He’s right – I do agree with him. Going to law school is not a way to put off the inevitable decision about what to do with your life. It’s not a good time wasting activity because (a) it’s expensive; and (b) it

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Still on a Wait List?

It’s July. And I know many of you are still on waiting lists. Those calls are coming in every day so don’t lose hope. But many schools will go to a wait list once Orientation has already started. It makes for some hectic changes, but no one will ever know you were a waitlist admit – you get the same

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Financing Law School

Cute ideas for how to make money while in law school are provided by a recent law grad at I.U. Bloomington.The best piece of advice I can give on this subject was something I heard when I was on a panel discussion as a law student speaking to incoming 1Ls: If you live like a lawyer while you’re in law

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I have my June LSAT score – What now?

Now that you have your June LSAT score, the application process begins. I’ll add some postings this week and next about a timeline and the next steps to take. Decision #1: Are you retaking the LSAT? As of June 2006, law schools count the highest of multiple LSAT scores because of a new ABA policy. Therefore, the only downsides to

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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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