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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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Law School Applications are Down: Chances of Admission are Up

The following is a guest blog post by Evan Jones of Lawschooli.com. You may have heard that fewer people are taking the LSAT and applying to law school, but just how different is it than a few years ago? Well, the difference is pretty huge. Big enough to change the admissions game. Let’s take a look at some figures. (Click

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Law School Applications Are Down 20%: What does this mean for law school admission?

LSAC has just reported that law school applications are down 20 percent from a year ago. The reason for the decline is obvious: it’s the debt versus job prospects analysis. If you’ve missed the headlines about hiring trends for lawyers, especially from lower ranked schools, then you haven’t been doing your research on law school admissions.  The statistic demonstrates that

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Should You Try JDNext?

Q: What is JD-Next? A: JD-Next is an innovative eight-week program and entrance exam that provides a cost-effective and realistic preview of what law school will be like, prepares applicants for the rigors of law school, and offers a fair and accurate assessment of an applicant’s academic readiness for law school. Research shows that participation in JD-Next is expected to...

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...