One Lawyer’s Career – An Example

Yes, she went to a local school and she went part time. Yes, it was 30+ years ago. But don’t fail to notice this lawyer’s impressive career and the impact she had on people’s lives. For all of you idealists out there who want to use the law to make a difference, here’s some inspiration.

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Lawyers as Professionals

The law (and studying the law) is about listening to the views of others and developing well-reasoned opinions. Therefore, I happily print comments that disagree with my own. Just as my opinions are taken into context, I urge my readers to consider the context of others’ opinions. Racism, sexism and Anti-Antisemitism have no place in

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T-14 Not Necessary for BigLaw Jobs

The following is a guest post written by Shirley Li, 2L at Boston College School of Law. Shirley was one of my law school admission consulting clients when she applied to law school. At the time, she was really upset that her LSAT scores weren’t where she wanted them to be – she worked for

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A great option: Applying as a Transfer Student

Frustrated that your LSAT and GPA performance will limit your opportunities? Here’s something to keep in mind – If you finish your 1L year with good grades, you can transfer into some amazing schools. (Schools don’t have to report your LSAT and GPA to the ABA, therefore it doesn’t count in rankings). Some examples –

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Law Degree is Not Just for Legal Practice

I disagree with those who say “Don’t go to law school unless you’re sure you want to practice law.” A legal education, earning a J.D., passing a bar exam – these achievements have intrinsic value even for those of us who do not practice law. Here’s a blog post from last year that has a

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