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Law School Debt: Your Questions Answered

In the next month, I’ll be hosting two Blog Talk Radio shows dealing with the price of law school and how it should factor into your decision to attend. First, on March 30th at noon EST/9 a.m. PST, I’ll be speaking with Derek Roberti, PhD, JD, author of “Should I Go To Law School? The $100,000 Gamble” about “The Law

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How to Pay for Law School

Please check out Frugal Law Student for a great posting about how the new bill President Bush signed into law will impact your law school debt.

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7 Ways to Save Money on Law School Applications

Thanks to my friend Brett McKay at Frugal Law Student for allowing me to guest host his great blog today. You can check out my article “Applying to Law School? 7 Ways to Save Money” there.I urge law school applicants to read Frugal Law Student regularly, and to be honest the advice is so good that I often share his

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More Background on Law School Loan Forgiveness

Thanks so much to Austin at CALI PreLaw Blog for jumping on my bandwagon and publicizing Loan Repayment Assistance Programs (LRAPs). In today’ s post, he gives a great explanation of what LRAPs are and why they are important. Check it out.

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Managing Law School Student Loan Debt

For my tips re: managing student loan debt as a lawyer, law student, and law school applicant, check out: Thanks so much to Brett at Frugal Law Student for taking the time to interview me for yesterday’s post, and for sending his great readers my way yet again.

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Frugal Law Student Blog – Check it out

Another law student with a great attitude, especially about making law school financially feasible, is Brett McKay of frugal law student fame. He has some good tips, and his blog happily avoids the negativity I see so much in writing by pre-law and law students. I also want to give a shout out to Erik who worked with me last

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Financing Law School

Cute ideas for how to make money while in law school are provided by a recent law grad at I.U. Bloomington.The best piece of advice I can give on this subject was something I heard when I was on a panel discussion as a law student speaking to incoming 1Ls: If you live like a lawyer while you’re in law

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What is a Diverse Perspective Essay?

Law schools have done away with the traditional “diversity statement” essay prompts due to the US Supreme Court decision abolishing affirmative action practices in higher education. Law schools are now taking a more holistic view of diversity and giving applicants the opportunity to share any aspects of their background that will enable them to bring a diverse perspective to the...

Who Gets To Attend A Top Law School?

How to Get Into a Top Law School? Top law schools require stellar undergraduate grades, an LSAT score that shows you can compete with their student body, and soft factors which demonstrate experiences that will add to the diversity and knowledge of the law school class. For Top 10 law schools, a ballpark combination would be scoring 170+ on the...

Can I Get Into Law School with a Low LSAT and Low GPA?

Tips for Law School Applicants with low LSAT scores and low GPAs: Call attention to excellent performance during a portion of your time in college, or in a certain area of study in college. Obtain excellent academic letters of recommendation. Demonstrate that more recent academic accomplishments (in graduate school, or during your later years of college) are a better indication...