Blog Posts

Law School Expert Blog

Lessons about Life and the LSAT

This weekend, I ran my fourth half marathon. Back in May, I ran (mostly) the same course and did really well until the last two miles. I did well even though I was injured and hadn’t been able to train fully. I PR’d (obtained a personal record) in that race. I kept thinking, “Wow, if I can do this injured,

Read More »

Early Decision Deadlines for the 2020 Cycle

Are you thinking about applying binding to law school? Many people consider doing so to try to get into a reach school, but there are a few things you need to keep in mind: You have to be absolutely sure that, no matter what else happens, you will go to that law school if you get in. It doesn’t matter

Read More »

Advice on 5 Major Parts of the Law School Application

This month, I traveled to UC Berkeley to speak to members of two pre-law groups. I decided to share with them tips on the five major parts of the law school application that had not already been covered on every blog and forum. I encouraged them to embrace mantras including “Grunt work is good!” and “Surprise the reader.” For these

Read More »

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

Read More »

The Time is NOW to Get into Law School [INFOGRAPHIC]

Law school applications for 2013 are collectively down 38% since 2010, as reported by the Law School Admissions Counsel (LSAC) as of January 25, 2013. What this means: law schools are hungry for applicants and you will have a better shot at getting into a good school if you play your cards right. Schools are also giving more scholarships as

Read More »

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...