Fall 2009? Law School Admission 101
Ok, it’s practically August. Many of you are just getting underway preparing for the October 2008 LSAT. Some of you will start prep courses this week.
What else should you be thinking about right now?
1. Getting LORs (Letters of Rec) underway. Who will write them? What should they emphasize about you? Ask these people and give them deadlines 4-6 weeks out. Make sure to see lsdas.org for the cover form and be sure to sign the waiver. Here’s more about law school letters of recommendation.
2. Your resume. What can you do to round out your experiences? Lacking work experience? Community Service? Time to get on it. Never do anything as resume filler, but if you have time to dedicate to something you’ve always wanted to explore, there’s no time like the present. However, being a file clerk or runner at a law firm isn’t the way to go… what a boring way to spend your summer, and what would this LOR say about you? “He was always on time and wore a tie.” Not worth it. Better to do something that shows your true interests and passions. Here are more law school resume tips.
3. Really prepare for the LSAT. Please. Retaking in December should be a last resort; give it 100% this time around. Here’s more about LSAT prep options. Here are more reasons not to “just wing it” on the October LSAT.
That’s all for this Friday night. I’m happy to entertain suggestions for blog topics – so leave comments. Have a great weekend.
Ann Levine is the author of the best selling law school admission guide book: The Law School Admission Game and made admissions decisions at two ABA-approved law schools. In 2004 she founded Law School Expert and has helped thousands of applicants navigate the tough process to get into law school.
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