Deciding to Attend Law School

I’ve been inundated with comments today from people who are very negative about their career prospects as attorneys. There are a lot of postings and articles on this topic (financial ramifications of attending law school). I’m not sure why there’s such a sudden interest in something I posted back in September, but I always welcome

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How Employment Data Skews Law Rankings

Thanks to one of my clients who forwarded me this link today – it’s about what will happen to law school rankings in US News once employment data is required to be just a little more truthful. The most important thing to notice is what I always tell my clients – Don’t limit yourself to

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One 1L Regrets his choice of law school

So, this week I experienced a “first” since opening lawschoolexpert and becoming a law school admission consultant. A client, we’ll call him Sam, hired me in July 2005. He wanted a top 25 Law School and was pretty much unwilling to budge from that no matter what I said to enlighten him about other possibilities.

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How to Pick a Law School

Thanks to Brian Leiter for posting a link to this article in the WSJ. Here is more support for why you shouldn’t shoose law schools based on rankings alone, and a list of factors you should consider when deciding where to apply and where to attend.I’m thrilled this issue is garnering publicity at this crucial

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Thinking about Transfering as a 2L?

Earning great grades your first year can be a ticket into a fantastic law school (as my clients have proven time and time again – transferring from Touro to Cardozo, Golden Gate to William and Mary, Catholic to Georgetown). Here are some worthwhile insights into what the law schools are thinking, and how law firms

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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

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