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5 Tips for Transferring Law Schools

Did you do really well during your first semester as a 1L? Do you suspect you’re in the Top 20%, or even Top 5% of your class? If so, you are probably considering whether to transfer to a higher ranked law school. (Other 1Ls may want to transfer simply because they are miserable where they are, usually because they chose

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How Much Money Do Lawyers Make?

If you’ve read “The Law School Decision Game” you know that lawyer salaries vary nationwide, according to experience, type of law practice, and location. Here is a great infographic showing Attorney Salaries:Graph courtesy of

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Why Going To Law School is Worth the Sacrifice

6 Reasons Why Law School is “Worth It” If you want to be a lawyer, attending law school is the only way to go. You can run a company without an MBA (or even a high school diploma) but you can’t give legal advice without a law degree and passing the bar. It’s possible to get scholarships to law school,

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Law School Loan Repayment Assistance Programs

Today’s post is written by Rebecca Sivitz, graduate of Penn Law School and former proofreader for Law School Expert. With the current status of the economy and legal hiring market, many applicants are, rightfully, sensitive to the enormous cost of law school tuition. This is obviously even more of an issue for those interested in public interest work, where the paycheck

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Early Decision Deadlines for Law Schools

One of the first decisions you’ll have to make after solidifying your schools list is whether to apply under an Early Decision program. The rule with Early Decision applications is that this is a binding agreement you are making with the school; if admitted, you will attend that school and withdraw all applications from other schools. In return, you will

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Proper Decorum at an LSAC Law School Forum

Sign up for a Law School Forum or recruitment Fair on your campus. Why? Because it’s your best opportunity to meet many representatives from law schools in the span of an hour or two. You will learn a great deal about different schools and perhaps score an application fee waiver or two from schools where you’d planned to apply anyway.

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Requirements for Admission to Law School

Are you grappling with the decision of whether you should apply for law school?  If that’s you, you should learn what you need to know about applying to law school. If this is the beginning of your law school exploration process, here are the basics: Know Your Law School Types There are two kinds of law school applicants: those applying to

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What I Learn from Law Students

Last week I got to do one of my absolute favorite things: I sat down with former clients and talked to them about law school, their career goals and progress toward those goals, their experiences and their regrets. I wanted to share a few of the things I learned from them . A lot of my posts are geared toward

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Exclusive: Application Fee Waiver for Public Interest Law Program!

This is a Law School Expert exclusive! If you are committed to working in the public interest and you want to attend a law school that supports that endeavor with innovative programs, proactive placement in job opportunities, and a generous scholarship, my alma mater (The University of Miami School of Law) might be the perfect place for you. The program

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Top 5 Factors in Choosing a Law School

Surveying Practicing Attorneys I surveyed more than 250 attorneys from across the country to provide you with information that will help you decide: 1: whether to go to law school 2: where to go to law school 3: what you can expect from a law degree, and 4: how to make yourself employable as a lawyer.   Today, I want

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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...

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...