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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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The Law School Admission Game, 3rd Edition – SNEAK PEAK!

In just a few weeks, the 3rd edition of The Law School Admission Game: Play Like an Expert will be available on Amazon! Even though this is my third time writing the same book, I’m really excited about this latest and greatest version of my Amazon bestselling law school admission guide. In addition to being updated for the current admission

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Law School Optional Essays: Here Comes Georgetown Law’s Application

Georgetown Law just released their 5 optional essay topics for this year. In my book “The Law School Admission Game,” I refer to these as the “silly” optional essays and I really, truly love them. You have 250 words to let loose, be yourself, make an argument, be memorable, be real, and get it out. It’s my favorite kind of writing.

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Should I Submit an Optional Essay with My Law School Application?

Should you write an optional essay – in addition to your personal statement – and submit it to law schools? (The following is a brief excerpt from Chapter 11 of The Law School Admission Game, Second Edition, which will be released on Amazon.com on June 11, 2013.) Many law schools provide opportunities to submit a second essay (or even a

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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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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...