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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

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Lessons from My 20 Year Law School Reunion

This weekend, I flew to Miami to attend the 20th reunion of my law school class. 20 years. I wanted to share with you some of my thoughts – how I would have approached law school differently, but even more so, thoughts about my classmates and how they are doing now. I think this is especially important given that I

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Should I Go To Law School?

I tell people all the time that I’m not in the business of convincing anyone that they should go to law school: my job is to help those who have already made that decision for themselves. But if you’re contemplating law school and wondering whether you should move forward with applying to law school, whether this is a new idea

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Evaluating Law School Debt & Careers Through LST Pro

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Kyle McEntee, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Law School Transparency. Kyle is a licensed North Carolina attorney with a J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School. While still in law school, Kyle was voted Lawyer of the Year by readers of Above the Law. At age 26, the ABA Journal named him a Legal Rebel

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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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How Law Students Build Legal Careers: Part 3

I want to introduce you to Julia Feldman, Vice President of Legal Affairs for St. John Knits, Inc. Prior to joining St. John, Ms. Feldman held several in-house positions in technology and new media companies, including serving as Associate General Counsel of Freedom Communications, leading all transactional matters for their newly formed Interactive Division.   Ms. Feldman joined St. John

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How Law Students Build Legal Careers: Part 2

I am excited to share the next installment of my series on How Law Students Build Legal Careers. I hope that Marissa Ram’s story is an inspiration for those of you who are just beginning your journey. She is another example of a person who is doing what she set out to do when she started applying to law school.

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How Law Students Build Legal Careers

Through my decade as a law school admission consultant, I have truly enjoyed watching hundreds of former clients as they begin their legal careers. In the next few weeks, on the Law School Expert blog, I will be highlighting some of their stories as inspiration for those of you who are just beginning your path to law school. With all

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The LSAT Score Release Vortex: How to Deal

A lot of things haven’t gone as planned for me in 2014, so far at least. I’d planned to be in the office January 2-7 with no distractions, anticipating the early release of LSAT scores. Then, a family event (thankfully a happy one) called our family to Savannah January 2-6. LSAT scores were released while I was somewhere between Los

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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...