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Inspiration for your Law School Personal Statement

Those of you who took the July LSAT have a long wait ahead for your score. Why not use that time to get started on your law school personal statement and get a head start on your application materials? In The Law School Admission Game, you can learn more about the purpose of the personal statement and get some ideas

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When is a Low LSAT Score Too Low?

My most-read blog topics are those dealing with very low LSAT scores; there are a lot of you out there. The original post is from 2008, and since it’s now 2024, I think it’s time for an update: The LSAT is scored from 120-180, and an average score is about 150. Here is a current breakdown of percentiles of scores

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Big Changes in LSAT Land: How Many Times Can You Take the LSAT?

There are FOUR Big Changes you have to be aware of if you’re applying to law school for Fall 2020 admission (and beyond): The writing sample portion of the LSAT is now being done online and on demand. See here for more info: https://www.lsac.org/lsat/taking-lsat/lsat-writing-faqs Free LSAT prep is available through Kahn Academy. Digital LSAT info is here. MOST IMPORTANTLY: The LSAC

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Applying to Law School? 5 Tips to Start the Process

The law school application process can be overwhelming. If you’re daunted by a long to-do list, start with these five simple things. Suddenly you’ll feel like you’re well on your way to applying to law school. Ready to check off some boxes and feel like you’re making headway? In this two-minute tip video, I share the 5 things you need

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Big Changes for the LSAT: How Do They Impact Law School Applicants?

With so many changes in LSAT Land is your head spinning? Now that you can take the LSAT as many times as you wish, it’s going to be offered ten times a year, and you will soon be taking it digitally, should you just bury your head in the sand or take the GRE instead? Watch this 30 minute video

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Should You Take the January LSAT?

Ok, I’ve been meaning to blog about this for WEEKS. Finally, during the 24 hour window in which I expect November LSAT scores to be released, I got around to answering this question – sorry I could only fit it in right after I got out of the shower this morning. Retaking the LSAT in January is problematic – in

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Should I Take the GRE for Law School?

Yes, some law schools are accepting GRE scores in lieu of an LSAT score. But that doesn’t mean you should rush out to take the GRE instead of, or in addition to, the LSAT. Here’s a quick video explaining why: You should also know that there can be a “catch” – some schools accept GRE scores only in limited circumstances.

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How Many Times Should I Take the LSAT?

Taking the LSAT is a big decision, but so is deciding when to take the test and how many times you should take the test. In this 2-minute tip video, I discuss when the LSAT is offered, how to choose a date, and how many times you should be planning to take the test. The LSAT is now being offered 6 times during

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Meditation: The Key to A Better LSAT Score?

Every single day, someone tells me they suffer from test anxiety. As a former yoga teacher, I believe in the power of meditation and mindfulness to ease these symptoms. In fact, this year, I gave a talk at Nathan Fox’s LSAT Prep class in San Francisco on the role meditation and mindfulness should play in LSAT prep and even in

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Big LSAT Changes Ahead!

Wow. It’s been a busy month at LSAC. I went on vacation to celebrate my 15th wedding anniversary and then all hell broke loose. But it’s good news for applicants all around. First, there is now no longer a restriction regarding the number of times you can take the LSAT. Take it as many times as you wish! Second, in

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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...