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Real Success Stories: The Benefits of Binding

I try not to brag too much about my clients and their successes. But, some days, even after 11 years of being “Law School Expert,” blow me away. And yesterday was one of them. It felt like the Academy Awards in my office, with all the tears and thank-yous going back and forth. And these 3 success stories, I think,

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Open Season on Law School Applications!

This week’s favorite (and least favorite) things about law school applications: I LOVE Duke Law’s Priority Track and Fee Waiver – This program guarantees that a response to your application will be mailed to you within ten days of completing your file. The Priority Track program allows you to submit your application materials at any time prior to the February 15

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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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Early Decision Deadlines for Law Schools

One of the first decisions you’ll have to make after solidifying your schools list is whether to apply under an Early Decision program. The rule with Early Decision applications is that this is a binding agreement you are making with the school; if admitted, you will attend that school and withdraw all applications from other schools. In return, you will

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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...