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How to Explain an LSAT Score

(This post is from 2016; I am making updates on 6/18/19 and noting them in bold): When should you explain an LSAT score in your law school application? There are some situations in which it can help the law schools to have a better understanding of how they should interpret your LSAT score. Here are some common types of law school

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Managing LSAT Anxiety on Test Day

Today’s post comes from John Rood, President and Founder of Next Step Test Prep. By now you’ve gotten the message – the LSAT is a big deal in deciding where and whether you get into law school. The high-stakes environment naturally creates a ton of anxiety around test day. Here are a few tips. Practice Under Test-Like Conditions It’s completely

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Above The Law Run-down, Part 2

Here is  the second installment of a summary of my Above the Law Career Files posts. (A link to the first installment is here) In this post, I give wait-listed applicants advice about how to get off of a waitlist and into their dream school. I explain how schools categorize their waitlists and offer some ways to avoid common mistakes.

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Above The Law Run-down, Part 1

Have you been reading my blog posts in Career Files for Above the Law? If you’ve missed them, here are the direct links and summaries: In this post for Above the Law, I focus on eight key lessons for June LSAT takers. I cover everything from how you should be preparing for the exam to what you should do if your score

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7 Ways Lawyers Can Get Their Student Loans Forgiven

Today’s post comes from Andrew Josuweit. Andrew is the CEO of Student Loan Hero, a website with educational content and tools geared toward helping borrowers manage their student loans. While earning a law degree is definitely a huge accomplishment, it isn’t exactly the golden ticket it once was. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more law students graduate each year than the

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Best Law School Admission Podcasts

Thinking LSAT Podcast Contributions Nathan Fox (founder of Fox LSAT) and Ben Olson (founder of Strategy Prep) are LSAT instructors with a great podcast that explores topics related to the LSAT and law school admissions. I’ve had the privilege of contributing to several of their episodes on a range of topics. Check them out: Episode 55: Ann Levine Talks Meditation

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Making [Law School] Decisions Mindfully

I recently spoke to Nathan Fox’s LSAT prep students in San Francisco, giving them my usual law school application advice mixed in with a little something extra, never before discussed in a law school admission seminar. Read my ATL post here to find out what it was…

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Law School Application Game Plan

The law school application season has begun, and it can be overwhelming. It’s important to have a game plan so you don’t overlook anything. I have a 19-step checklist in The Law School Admission Game, but I also have a modified game plan on the Blueprint LSAT blog here. I hope these tools motivate you to get going, and in

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Crunch Time-Three Musts for the Week Before the LSAT

Today’s post comes from Blueprint LSAT Prep, providing the best LSAT classroom courses, online courses, and standalone LSAT prep books. Crunch Time—Three Musts for the Week Before the LSAT As the old saying goes, time is a river. For those studying for the rapidly approaching October 3rd LSAT, that river has recently gone from lazy, bucolic, riverboat-ready waters to roiling,

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The Real Deal About Repeated Courses

I’m not really familiar with issuing a correction – I’ve never had to do it before – but after my recent podcast, I want to make sure everyone understands how LSAC computes repeated courses in the Academic Summary Report. Here is the exact wording from the LSAC website: Repeated Courses All grades and credits earned for repeated courses will be

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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...