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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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K-JD or Take Time Off Before Law School?

Should I take time off before law school? When people first ask me this question, I think they usually mean, “Will law schools like me better if I take a year or two off before applying?” If your grades need to show another year of improvement and/or you need more time to prepare for the LSAT, waiting a year can...

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...