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A little Law School Admission Humor

This is incredibly uncharacteristic of me (because I’m usually stridently politically correct : )But I just ran across this and couldn’t help but laugh… I’m not endorsing the opinions expressed and I have no clue who the writer is (normal lawyer disclaimer language inserted here), but it’s ok to be lighthearted at moments during the law school admission process.

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Starting early for Fall 2009 Law School Admission

Here is the benefit of being on top of things and applying early – While most of my clients are only now getting underway in the law school application process (and many more won’t be doing so until after the December LSAT), I heard good news this week from three proactive people who worked on their applications during the summer

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Things to do Before Submitting Applications

You think you’re done and you just want this to be over with, so you quickly press “Submit” on a law school application. Then, “Uh oh!” or “Oh @*$%!” Here are some tips for avoiding that awful moment: 1. Ask yourself, “Why am I submitting this application right this minute?” If it’s late at night, you’re exhausted, or feeling hurried

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Law School Admission Trends

I ran across a great article in the Daily Bruin regarding the decreasing number of law school applicants. I have a feeling this will change next year because the economy/mortgage industry crashed too close to the deadline for LSAT registrations to make an impact this year. (Not that I’m an economist; this is just my hunch). However, it’s also interesting

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Are you Re-Applying to Law School?

One of my clients forwarded a great tip to me today and I want to pass it on to you: For people that are resubmitting their law school applications for the second year: If you applied before you graduated last year, you need to resubmit final academic transcripts to LSAC, so that your LSDAS reports reflect the most current information.

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Things to Do Right Now for Law School Applications

Here are the big questions today: Q: Can I submit applications even though LSAC hasn’t received/processed my letters of rec yet?A: YES Q. Should I put my name and LSAC Account number on each attachment to my application?A. YES Q. Should I check each school’s web site for the application requirements instead of relying on the LSDAS on line application?A.

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Why Rolling Admissions ROCKS

Ok, some of you – all of you – are going to HATE me for posting this today but I have to brag big time. One of my clients who was SUPER on the ball following the June LSAT heard back today from her first law school and already has an acceptance letter and scholarship in-hand! Here is the e-mail

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9 things to do in College to Be a Better Law School Applicant

Last night I had so much fun speaking to 60 or so Phi Alpha Delta members at UCSB. People asked great questions about choosing an area of law to mention in their personal statements, who should write letters of rec and what they should say, and whether to take time off after college. I shared with the group 9 things

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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...