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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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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...