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Lessons about Life and the LSAT

This weekend, I ran my fourth half marathon. Back in May, I ran (mostly) the same course and did really well until the last two miles. I did well even though I was injured and hadn’t been able to train fully. I PR’d (obtained a personal record) in that race. I kept thinking, “Wow, if I can do this injured,

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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: Timing of your law school applications given your intended LSAT date. How taking multiple LSATs factors into when you submit applications and whether you need to explain multiple LSAT scores in your applications. Who to ask for letters of

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Understanding Rolling Admissions

How early do you have to apply to law school in order to benefit from the rolling admission process? Applicants who apply in the fall fare better than those who apply in January/February, but taking the September LSAT does not make you late in the cycle. Or October. Here’s a one-minute video to explain how this works.

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2020 Hindsights for Law School Admission

I am constantly re-evaluating how I do the “Law School Expert” thing. I’ve been doing it since 2004, and over time some things have changed in the law school admission world – and in the world in general, if I’m being honest – that have led me to evolve my philosophy and even the way I work with clients. Actually,

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What is a Diverse Perspective Essay?

Law schools have done away with the traditional “diversity statement” essay prompts due to the US Supreme Court decision abolishing affirmative action practices in higher education. Law schools are now taking a more holistic view of diversity and giving applicants the opportunity to share any aspects of their background that will enable them to bring a diverse perspective to the...

Who Gets To Attend A Top Law School?

How to Get Into a Top Law School? Top law schools require stellar undergraduate grades, an LSAT score that shows you can compete with their student body, and soft factors which demonstrate experiences that will add to the diversity and knowledge of the law school class. For Top 10 law schools, a ballpark combination would be scoring 170+ on the...

Can I Get Into Law School with a Low LSAT and Low GPA?

Tips for Law School Applicants with low LSAT scores and low GPAs: Call attention to excellent performance during a portion of your time in college, or in a certain area of study in college. Obtain excellent academic letters of recommendation. Demonstrate that more recent academic accomplishments (in graduate school, or during your later years of college) are a better indication...