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The Law School Admission Game, 6th Ed. Available Now!

The updated 2024 edition of the long-time bestselling law school admission guide is now available in paperback and kindle versions. If you’re applying to law school in 2024 or 2025, The Law School Admission Game: Play Like an Expert, 6th Ed. has everything you need to know to prepare for your law school application cycle. The book has been updated

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Big Changes to the LSAT in 2024

The LSAT will see big changes this year: (1) no more logic games as of August 2024; and (2) the writing sample is different.  If you know that you won’t be taking the LSAT before August, then save yourself the trouble of learning logic games and focus on the other two sections. [See my TikTok and Instagram reels on these

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Law School Applications News: More Essays, More Interviews, More Waiting Lists?

The landscape of law school admission is dramatically changing, thanks especially to the recent Supreme Court decision overturning affirmative action in educational settings. This has – and will have – a significant impact on all law school applicants. Here are the top 5 impacts on law school applicants: It will be harder to get a “diversity” or “URM” boost from

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How Can I Get Into Law School Without an LSAT Score?

There are three ways to get into law school without taking the LSAT. The key to all of these is that you must not have an LSAT score on record; once you have taken an official LSAT and have a score (within the last five years), then none of these options will apply to you.   1. Take the GRE

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LSAT News: Take the LSAT from Home Due to COVID-19

LSAC just announced that law school applicants who are registered for the April test will be able to take the test – in May – from the comfort of home. It’s called the LSAT-Flex – a proctored online test for the LSAT. If you’re registered for the test, you need to fill out a form that states your preference for taking the

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The Impact of Coronavirus on Law School Admissions

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting all aspects of life, including law school admissions. Colleges and universities are closing, so it will take longer for this cycle’s applicants to obtain decisions they’ve been waiting for. The delays and lack of availability of campus visits will mean that students on the waiting list (or making decisions about where to attend) will be

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Innovations in LSAT Prep Part 3: LSATMax

Last but not least in this 3-part series is LSATMax. In 2010, Mehran Ebadolahi graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School. It was during his time at HLS that he co-founded BarMax (“the $1000 app”) in an effort to disrupt the bar exam prep space that had long been a monopoly. Since graduating from HLS, Mehran has continued to work on BarMax (now TestMax, Inc.)

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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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The Law School Admission Game, 3rd Edition – SNEAK PEAK!

In just a few weeks, the 3rd edition of The Law School Admission Game: Play Like an Expert will be available on Amazon! Even though this is my third time writing the same book, I’m really excited about this latest and greatest version of my Amazon bestselling law school admission guide. In addition to being updated for the current admission

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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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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...

Thinking about Becoming a Lawyer?

Do you want to be a lawyer? If you’re considering law school because others have suggested it to you, or because you feel compelled as your peers move on to seemingly prestigious employment options, take some time and delve into the lives of actual attorneys. If you have not yet done any serious research about the legal profession, what lawyers...

Big Changes to the LSAT in 2024

The LSAT will see big changes this year: (1) no more logic games as of August 2024; and (2) the writing sample is different.  If you know that you won't be taking the LSAT before August, then save yourself the trouble of learning logic games and focus on the other two sections. The writing sample is now an argumentative style...