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Best Majors for Law School Applicants

How do law school admission committees evaluate people with different undergraduate majors? I have a lot of information about this in The Law School Admission Game Chapter 3: Undergraduate GPA But here is an overview: Are there good majors and bad majors for law school applications? I wouldn’t quite say there are bad majors – I think there are good things

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Challenge Yourself: Are You Ready For Law School?

One of the biggest questions that I help clients answer on a regular basis is one of the most basic: are they ready for law school? If you’re thinking about law school, here are three challenges to give yourself to help make this incredibly important decision. 1: Talk to 3 Lawyers Law school isn’t an end goal in and of

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Law School Tool Box — A Resource for 1L Students

Law School Expert clients have found a great resource they’d like to share–Law School Toolbox: created by Lee Burgess and Alison Monahan, Law School Toolbox helps prepare 1L students to start law school with tips and tools. Here’s what they have to say: “I have been extremely nervous about beginning law school this fall, so I began to search the web

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Making Friends in Law School

You enter 1L Orientation and you look for someone to sit next to, hoping to strike up a friendship. Do you pick the guy your age in a baseball cap or the one who is 20 years older than you? I recently had the great pleasure of meeting, face-to-face, one of my former clients who is a recent graduate of

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Proper Decorum at an LSAC Law School Forum

Sign up for a Law School Forum or recruitment Fair on your campus. Why? Because it’s your best opportunity to meet many representatives from law schools in the span of an hour or two. You will learn a great deal about different schools and perhaps score an application fee waiver or two from schools where you’d planned to apply anyway.

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Great Advice About Going to Law School

I meet the most interesting and helpful people on twitter, and if you’re not networking on twitter you might be missing something. It’s not just a place to bitch about LSAT prep. Here’s a great example – a compilation of tweets by lawyers with advice for people considering law school.

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Success in Law School: Tips for Incoming 1Ls

On Monday, June 8 at 10 a.m. PST/1 p.m. EST,  I will be broadcasting an interview with Kevin Houchin, Esq., author of Fuel the Spark: 5 Guiding Values for Success in Law School and Beyond. While Fall 2010 applicants are taking the LSAT, those of you beyond that part of life (and grateful to be!) have the opportunity to benefit

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I’m a Blogging Fool Today

Perhaps because it’s the Friday of spring break and my clients just aren’t working me hard enough, but this is my third blog post today. I thought I’d make it a funny one. See this link of things that will help you be better prepared for your 1L year in law school.

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A Little Law School Humor….

I want to thank one of my former clients, now a 1L at a top law school, who has been sending me pithy little stories about her first few weeks of law school. I thought my readers would get a kick out of the e-mail she sent me today (S- thanks for letting me share it! I think it shows

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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...