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Who Gets To Attend A Top Law School?

(Originally posted in 2014, I’m updating this on 3/26/2020 – changes are in bold text): 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

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Should I Apply To Law School this Fall?

If you’re even thinking about applying to law school, it’s tempting to apply now. After all, law school applications are down – significantly – and people are getting into crazy reach schools that wouldn’t have considered them back in 2008. Of course there are reasons for this, but we’re not talking about whether to attend law school: we are talking

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5 (Preventable) Things That Can Delay Your Law School Applications

Law school applications will start to be released shortly and some of you will be ready to fill them out and submit them immediately. However, be careful not to overlook these items that can delay applications and set even the earliest-bird back in the rolling admission process: • Submitting transcripts right before applying. It takes LSAC a couple of weeks

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How Law Students Build Legal Careers: Part 3

I want to introduce you to Julia Feldman, Vice President of Legal Affairs for St. John Knits, Inc. Prior to joining St. John, Ms. Feldman held several in-house positions in technology and new media companies, including serving as Associate General Counsel of Freedom Communications, leading all transactional matters for their newly formed Interactive Division.   Ms. Feldman joined St. John

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How Law Students Build Legal Careers: Part 2

I am excited to share the next installment of my series on How Law Students Build Legal Careers. I hope that Marissa Ram’s story is an inspiration for those of you who are just beginning your journey. She is another example of a person who is doing what she set out to do when she started applying to law school.

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Applying to U.S. Law Schools as an International Student

Over the last few years, I’ve seen a significant increase in the number of international students applying to law schools in the U.S. These applicants are often the best and brightest of their countries, and my international clients have gone on to attend Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, the University of Michigan, and other top law schools. Many of them have been

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New, Re-written, Expanded Version of The Law School Admission Game!

On June 11, 2013, I will release “The Law School Admission Game: Play Like An Expert, Second Edition” – the New, Updated, and Expanded version of the Amazon Bestselling Law School Admission Guide that I wrote in 2009.  To whet your appetite for the new book, I’ll be sharing snippets on the blog. The book will cover everything you need

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Law School Personal Statement Requirements

LAW SCHOOL PERSONAL STATEMENT REQUIREMENTS Do you need a new personal statement for each law school you apply to? Probably not. (Except for the University of Florida Levin College of Law and the University of Colorado-Boulder). But do you need to change  your essay slightly for different schools? Probably. To help you figure out what you need to do (because

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What I Learn from Law Students

Last week I got to do one of my absolute favorite things: I sat down with former clients and talked to them about law school, their career goals and progress toward those goals, their experiences and their regrets. I wanted to share a few of the things I learned from them . A lot of my posts are geared toward

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Law School Admission: Thoughts on New Year’s Eve

Before we pour the champagne on the west coast, I wanted to share some of my thoughts on the current law school admission climate. People are taking the LSAT more than they used to, thanks to the June 2006 ABA policy that encourages law schools to “count” the highest of multiple LSAT scores. But I do think it’s getting a

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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...