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4 Things To Remember About Applying To Law School in December

If you plan on applying to law school this December (holiday break is a great time to take a breather and focus on your applications!), here are four things to be aware of: 1. LSAC Takes Holiday Breaks You may not be able to submit applications on December 25, 26 or January 1st because LSAC will be closed for the

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December LSAT Takers: A 4-Week Plan

You’ve just taken the December LSAT, so you’re probably feeling the stress of rolling admissions, seeing that others have already been admitted to your dream law school, and thinking that you’re late in the game. Here’s the good news: by the end of this post, you’ll be feeling a lot better about the timing and you’ll have a plan for

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Timing is Everything When You’re Applying to Law School

LSAT scores may be out a week from today, and whether you are keeping your October score and moving forward to submit all applications in November or waiting and retaking the LSAT in December and applying in January, this timeline should prove helpful to you. The #1 question I am getting right now is, “Am I too late if I

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Planning to Take Both the October LSAT and the December LSAT?

A reader left this great (and often-asked) question on my blog last weekend: “So if I am planning to take both October and December, I should wait to apply until my LSAT score for December is out?” Here is my problem with this question – it’s not about when you submit applications, it’s about why on earth you would PLAN

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Law Schools and Rolling Admissions: The Absolute Truth

The nonsense about applying early, which I’ve always said is better than applying later, is up for discussion on TLS. Here are the facts: #1: Straight up – applying earlier is better ASSUMING you would have the same #s applying later. #2: Therefore, if you would have a better LSAT score by waiting for the December LSAT, then wait to

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Apply To Law School Now or Wait for Your December LSAT Score?

Planning to apply to some schools with your October LSAT score but retake the LSAT on December 1 for other schools? Don’t do it. To tell you why, I’m about to go “Reese Witherspoon” on you, and not from the overused Legally Blonde, she of the 180 LSAT, but back to my roots in Alabama: “You can’t ride two horses

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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...