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We all know the great expense involved in obtaining a legal education. Through my work with law school applicants in the last 15 years, I have heard some incredible stories by motivated and impressive applicants who are pursuing law school in order to serve others, and who are going into the career with open eyes as to the financial hardship they may

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5 Tips for LSAT Self-Studiers

Today’s LSAT advice comes from our friend Nathan Fox of Fox LSAT.  Fox LSAT offers personalized LSAT prep with a casual, irreverent approach. Nathan can show you how to have fun with the test, leading to dramatically increased scores. I won’t lie: The very best way to prep for the LSAT is with a dedicated tutor at your side. An

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Law School Personal Statement Requirements

LAW SCHOOL PERSONAL STATEMENT REQUIREMENTS Do you need a new personal statement for each law school you apply to? Probably not. (Except for the University of Florida Levin College of Law and the University of Colorado-Boulder). But do you need to change  your essay slightly for different schools? Probably. To help you figure out what you need to do (because

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Book Giveaway from Blueprint LSAT

This post comes to us from our friends at Blueprint LSAT Preparation, one of the nation’s leading providers of classroom and online LSAT courses. FREE LOGIC GAMES BOOK! Taking the LSAT this year? You’ll be happy to hear that until until Friday, July 24th at 5PM PST you can grab a free copy of the Kindle version of The Blueprint for LSAT Logic Games for FREE.

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5 Deposit Deadline Questions Answered

With deposit deadlines starting to come up this week, I’m getting a lot of questions. I thought my blog readers would benefit from some of the answers since they are largely universal:   1. Am I binding myself by sending a deposit? NO. Unless you’re accepting a scholarship that requires signing a separate document that states that you are withdrawing

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Pre-Law? Considerations for Choosing a College Major

I came across this posting today by a current law school applicant who talks about why she feels majoring in journalism has prepared her for a law degree. You don’t have to major in pre-law or law and society to prepare yourself for law school. In fact, I felt (as an law student) that the undergraduate courses that best prepared

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More Law School Humor

One of my former clients, now a 1L, sent me this e-mail today: It might be bad for business but in the interest of full disclosure I think you should post this on your website…. Thanks Ben! Now hit the books!!! Exams are just around the corner . . . And just think, at least you’re not taking the

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9 Questions to Ask a Law School Admission Consultant

After getting past the LSAT, many law school applicants then look to hire a law school admission consultant. Here are some things to keep in mind when hiring a law school admission adviser: 1. Have you previously served as director or dean of admissions for any ABA law school? Or, were you merely a committee member or student recruiter? Do

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Countdown to the December 1, 2007 LSAT

You have 9 days to go before the December 1st LSAT. You have a lot riding on this, especially if this is your first time taking the exam and you’re applying for Fall 2008 law school admission.Some tips on how to handle yourself from now until the LSAT date: 1. Enjoy yourself on Thanksgiving Day. Be with family. Remember what

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More about Legal Assistant Jobs Before Law School

After my post yesterday, I received a well-considered response from one of my clients. I think she raises some wonderful points and wanted to share them with my readers: True, working as a legal assistant did require long hours and tedious work. However, after my experience, I have a much more realistic view of the legal profession and am entering

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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...