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The Law School Admission Game, 4th Edition: Now Available!

I am so excited to announce the release today of the 4th edition of my bestselling law school admission guidebook, The Law School Admission Game: Play Like an Expert. This is fully up to date with information on recent changes to the LSAT, LSATFlex, and use of the GRE in law school admissions. It includes even more examples of case

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Lessons from My 20 Year Law School Reunion

This weekend, I flew to Miami to attend the 20th reunion of my law school class. 20 years. I wanted to share with you some of my thoughts – how I would have approached law school differently, but even more so, thoughts about my classmates and how they are doing now. I think this is especially important given that I

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2020 Hindsights for Law School Admission

I am constantly re-evaluating how I do the “Law School Expert” thing. I’ve been doing it since 2004, and over time some things have changed in the law school admission world – and in the world in general, if I’m being honest – that have led me to evolve my philosophy and even the way I work with clients. Actually,

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5 Deposit Deadline Questions Answered

With deposit deadlines starting to come up this week, I’m getting a lot of questions. I thought my blog readers would benefit from some of the answers since they are largely universal:   1. Am I binding myself by sending a deposit? NO. Unless you’re accepting a scholarship that requires signing a separate document that states that you are withdrawing

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Mistakes in Law School Applications: To Fix or Not to Fix?

I received calls both yesterday and today from readers of my blog who just found mistakes in their recently submitted applications. Both were panicked about what to do, but my suggestions might have been different for each of them based on the type of mistake that was concerning them. There are three kinds of mistakes that you could have made

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The Best Letters of Recommendation for Law School

When you apply to law school, you will need at least two and up to four letters of recommendation depending on a law school’s requirements and preferences. WHY: Why is a letter of recommendation important to law schools? This comes down to credibility. A recommender should be in a position to credibly evaluate you in a way that supports and

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Law School Application Advice and LSAT Tips — Podcasts You Shouldn’t Miss

Check out Ann’s top Blog Talk Radio shows to get help with your LSAT prep strategy and law school application: Law School Personal Statement Tips – This 15-minute podcast will help get you started, as well as give you direction, with your personal statement. Law School Admission Strategy: Session 1 – Ann strategizes with a law school applicant who has 1-2 years

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Law School Tool Box — A Resource for 1L Students

Law School Expert clients have found a great resource they’d like to share–Law School Toolbox: created by Lee Burgess and Alison Monahan, Law School Toolbox helps prepare 1L students to start law school with tips and tools. Here’s what they have to say: “I have been extremely nervous about beginning law school this fall, so I began to search the web

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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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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...