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Law School Admission Strategy Sessions: Can You Relate?

Nathan Fox , author of Cheating the LSAT, and I have now hosted three strategy sessions to help individual law school applicants with their pressing LSAT and law school application questions. These podcasts are each 30 minutes and are FREE! You can listen online or download them from iTunes. Over the last month, we spoke to: Mer, who is looking to attend

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New, Re-written, Expanded Version of The Law School Admission Game!

On June 11, 2013, I will release “The Law School Admission Game: Play Like An Expert, Second Edition” – the New, Updated, and Expanded version of the Amazon Bestselling Law School Admission Guide that I wrote in 2009.  To whet your appetite for the new book, I’ll be sharing snippets on the blog. The book will cover everything you need

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Are Law Schools Failing?

If you’re in the midst of applying to law school, some of the following are probably among the questions on your mind: Scholarships versus ranking? What are my job prospects? You may have heard of the book, Failing Law Schools but gotten scared off from reading it. Therefore, I want to thank Ronald Den Otter, pre-law advisor at Cal Poly

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Law School Applications Are Down 20%: What does this mean for law school admission?

LSAC has just reported that law school applications are down 20 percent from a year ago. The reason for the decline is obvious: it’s the debt versus job prospects analysis. If you’ve missed the headlines about hiring trends for lawyers, especially from lower ranked schools, then you haven’t been doing your research on law school admissions.  The statistic demonstrates that

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No October LSAT Scores? Badly Done, LSAC!

I’m upset that LSAT scores haven’t been released, and not just because I predicted they would be out by now and I hate to be wrong. I’m upset because law school applicants are at a disadvantage in two concrete ways by not having their October 2012 LSAT scores yet: First, many schools have Early Action and Early Decision Deadlines on

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Top 3 Tips for Negotiating a Law School Scholarship

(This post was originally from 2012. I’m updating it on June 18, 2019 with changes marked in bold because times have changed yet again). When I was a Director of Admissions at a law school in California twelve (19) years ago, one of my peers from another school told me he hated when students tried to negotiate scholarships. Let me tell

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Got 60 Seconds? Get the facts fast from the Law School Expert!

If you haven’t checked out the Law School Expert Channel on YouTube, now is the perfect time.  Ann Levine has launched a special video series of 60 second and two-minute tips to answer your questions about the law school admission process.  Hear her Expert answers to questions about your resume, self study LSAT programs, application strategy, and more.  Don’t see

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Q&A with Law School Expert Ann Levine

I hope you June LSAT takers survived yesterday’s ordeal and that you’re coming up for air. In the next couple of weeks, I’m going to be doing something new and different – Q&A with Ann Levine. Post a question here and I will answer it in a 60-second YouTube video almost immediately! Anything is fair game – anything from my

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Law School Expert News!

We have some exciting things going on at Law School Expert and we don’t want you to miss them! 1. FOR FEBRUARY ONLY: Sign up for Option A, The Works, Law School Admission Consulting package working directly with Ann Levine and save $500! Fill out this form for a free initial consultation to get started and take advantage of this very rare

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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...