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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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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...

Big Changes to the LSAT in 2024

The LSAT will see big changes this year: (1) no more logic games as of August 2024; and (2) the writing sample is different.  If you know that you won't be taking the LSAT before August, then save yourself the trouble of learning logic games and focus on the other two sections. The writing sample is now an argumentative style...