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June LSAT Quirks & Tips

Today’s LSAT advice comes from our friends at Blueprint LSAT Prep. Blueprint offers live LSAT prep classes throughout the country and online LSAT courses for those who want to study on their couch. If You’re Not a Morning Person, the June LSAT is the LSAT for You The June LSAT is a bit of an oddball compared to the other

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How (and Why) to Review Your LSAT PrepTests

Today’s LSAT advice comes from our friends at Next Step Test Preparation. Next Step provides one-on-one LSAT tutoring programs nationwide. They provide a free upfront consultation to help students. First things first: You absolutely must spend time reviewing your practice exams, in detail. This is the #1 reason why students get stuck on avoidable score plateaus. Every year, we take

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The Ins and Outs of the February LSAT

Today’s LSAT advice comes from our friends at Blueprint LSAT Prep. Blueprint offers live LSAT prep classes throughout the country, as well as an online LSAT course for those who prefer to study in their pajamas. With February LSAT deadlines abound, you’re running out of time to start studying for the next administration. One reason you might still be unsure

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Why the February LSAT is a Bad Idea for 95% of Applicants (Even if Harvard Law School is Extending its Deadline)

Applications are down, and Harvard Law is reacting. Yes, the unfortunate postponement of the December LSAT in a few locations is a nice little excuse for doing so. What is motivating them? They don’t want to compromise the quality of their student body because the number of applicants is decreasing, so they are hoping to grab those top students with

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December LSAT Takers: A 4-Week Plan

You’ve just taken the December LSAT, so you’re probably feeling the stress of rolling admissions, seeing that others have already been admitted to your dream law school, and thinking that you’re late in the game. Here’s the good news: by the end of this post, you’ll be feeling a lot better about the timing and you’ll have a plan for

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It’s Not Too Late to Take the LSAT in December

It’s not too late to consider retaking the LSAT in December. Recently, on LawSchooli.com, I shared three reasons why you might consider retaking the LSAT in December. It’s December 7th, which is just around the corner, and the late registration date (online or by phone) is November 15th. Hopefully reading this article will help you make a decision quickly. The

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Should You Cancel Your October LSAT Score?

Did you take the LSAT yesterday? Are you thinking about canceling your score? Before you do anything read my latest post  “Should I Cancel My LSAT Score?” I’ve been writing about canceling LSAT scores since 2007 – and really, all of the advice is the same over the years but it’s still fun to read – this one was from

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Tips for the Last Month of Preparing for the LSAT

In September, I have hosted two podcasts regarding tips for the last month of preparation for the LSAT. First, I talked to Matt Sherman of ManhattanLSAT.com regarding tips for the last 30 days before the test. You can listen to it here, but basically his take-away advice was: 1. Don’t go crazy just taking practice tests. Take time in between

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Law School Application Advice and LSAT Tips — Podcasts You Shouldn’t Miss

Check out Ann’s top Blog Talk Radio shows to get help with your LSAT prep strategy and law school application: Law School Personal Statement Tips – This 15-minute podcast will help get you started, as well as give you direction, with your personal statement. Law School Admission Strategy: Session 1 – Ann strategizes with a law school applicant who has 1-2 years

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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...