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The Law School Admission Game, 4th Edition: Now Available!

I am so excited to announce the release today of the 4th edition of my bestselling law school admission guidebook, The Law School Admission Game: Play Like an Expert. This is fully up to date with information on recent changes to the LSAT, LSATFlex, and use of the GRE in law school admissions. It includes even more examples of case

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Who Gets To Attend A Top Law School?

(Originally posted in 2014, I’m updating this on 3/26/2020 – changes are in bold text): How to Get Into a Top Law School? Top law schools require stellar undergraduate grades, an LSAT score that shows you can compete with their student body, and soft factors which demonstrate experiences that will add to the diversity and knowledge of the law school

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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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Should I go to a low ranked law school and transfer?

“Should I go to a lower ranked school and try to transfer to a better school next year?” I am often asked this question on my blog. I see too many law school applicants making short term decisions at the expense of long term decisions, and I am writing this post to try to talk you out of it. Sometimes

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Look Past The Next 3 Years In Making Your Law School Decision

Attending law school is, most likely, not your end goal. This can be a hard fact to remember when you’re buried in the admissions process, but it’s also important to remind yourself of this fact. Getting into, choosing, and then succeeding in the right law school isn’t just about the school. It is, instead, a path to the end goal

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From the Career Files: How To Get The Most Out Of An LSAC Forum

‘Tis the season for LSAC Recruitment Forums and on-campus law school fairs. These are great opportunities for law schools to recruit applicants, but they can also be great opportunities for law school applicants to get a jump up on the competition. In Ann’s latest Above The Law article, she shares some tips for things you can do when interacting with

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From the Career Files: Lessons From Non-Traditional Law Grads

Non-traditional applicants to law school face different barriers to admission and have different concerns regarding school choice, finances, and post-graduation career options than their counterparts who attend law school directly (or within a year or two) of graduating from college. Three recent law school graduates who fit this mold when they applied took the time to share their thoughts and

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Pros And Cons Of Pursuing A JD/MBA

If you’re considering a JD/MBA program, the idea of being able to think like a lawyer and a businessperson simultaneously must be appealing to you; after all, it’s the very essence of what these programs offer. To see if you’re comfortable with this kind of thinking, try using both types of skills when evaluating whether these programs are right for

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From the Career Files: Choosing a Law School Based on Scholarships

A key factor in choosing a law school should be the cost of attendance. By limiting your student loan debt, you will relieve pressure from yourself to find a high-paying job after passing the bar. Of course, the law school you choose also determines the opportunities that will be available to you as a first year lawyer. As you consider

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Attending a Non-ABA Approved Versus an ABA-Approved Law School

ABA-approved law schools are accredited by the American Bar Association based on its standards of what makes a quality law school. In many states, you must graduate from an ABA-approved law school in order to take the bar exam. However, some states allow you to attend non-ABA schools and still take the bar exam. I interviewed a graduate of a

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Who Gets To Attend A Top Law School?

How to Get Into a Top Law School? Top law schools require stellar undergraduate grades, an LSAT score that shows you can compete with their student body, and soft factors which demonstrate experiences that will add to the diversity and knowledge of the law school class. For Top 10 law schools, a ballpark combination would be scoring 170+ on the...

Can I Get Into Law School with a Low LSAT and Low GPA?

Tips for Law School Applicants with low LSAT scores and low GPAs: Call attention to excellent performance during a portion of your time in college, or in a certain area of study in college. Obtain excellent academic letters of recommendation. Demonstrate that more recent academic accomplishments (in graduate school, or during your later years of college) are a better indication...

LSAT News: Take the LSAT from Home Due to COVID-19

LSAC just announced that law school applicants who are registered for the April test will be able to take the test – in May – from the comfort of home. It’s called the LSAT-Flex – a proctored online test for the LSAT. If you’re registered for the test, you need to fill out a form that states your preference for taking the...

Thinking About Going to Law School

If you’ve been considering whether law school is right for you, check out this 15-minute LSAT/Law School podcast interview about what’s important to consider and how to prepare yourself for deciding on a career in law. In the podcast, we discuss: How to explore whether law is the right direction for you; How to choose courses in college to prepare for law...

The Law School Admission Game, 4th Edition: Now Available!

I am so excited to announce the release today of the 4th edition of my bestselling law school admission guidebook, The Law School Admission Game: Play Like an Expert. This is fully up to date with information on recent changes to the LSAT, LSATFlex, and use of the GRE in law school admissions. It includes even more examples of case studies...