Law School Advice: The Application Cycle Explained

I had the pleasure of speaking to students at Strategy Prep in Washington, DC this week. I covered the following topics:

  1. Timing of your law school applications given your intended LSAT date.
  2. How taking multiple LSATs factors into when you submit applications and whether you need to explain multiple LSAT scores in your applications.
  3. Who to ask for letters of recommendations and what they need to emphasize about you, in addition to how they balance other aspects of your application.
  4. How to create a resume that benefits your law school applications and why it matters.
  5. What to focus on in your law school personal statement.
  6. Whether you need to address “why law” and/or interest in a specific area of law in your personal statement.
  7. When to write an optional essay with your application.
  8. The difference between a “mandatory” addendum and a “discretionary” one and how to explain character and fitness issues.
  9. Things to be aware of when reapplying to law school.

Here is the link to the 45 minute talk and Q&A. Let me know if you have any questions, or if you have a group you’d like me to come talk to in person or via web conference.

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