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Can I Go to Law School if I Have a Criminal Record?

Tips for applying to law school with a criminal record: Gather all relevant facts and documentation from courts, police departments, and your university (if disciplinary action at your college was involved); Review law school character and fitness questions on applications to determine whether your incidents must be reported. If your arrests and/or convictions or other discipline must be reported, draft

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Very Low LSAT scores?

If your LSAT score is in the 140s or lower, you need to spend some time looking at the 25th percentile LSAT scores for the schools you were hoping to attend. If that number is more than five points higher than your LSAT score, please be realistic that your chances of admission are slim to none (especially if your GPA

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When is a Low LSAT Score Too Low?

My most-read blog topics are those dealing with very low LSAT scores; there are a lot of you out there. The original post is from 2008, and since it’s now June 2019, I think it’s time for an update: So, what constitutes a “low” LSAT score? The LSAT is scored from 120-180, and an average score is about 150. LSAT

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Law School Admission Strategy Sessions: Can You Relate?

Nathan Fox , author of Cheating the LSAT, and I have now hosted three strategy sessions to help individual law school applicants with their pressing LSAT and law school application questions. These podcasts are each 30 minutes and are FREE! You can listen online or download them from iTunes. Over the last month, we spoke to: Mer, who is looking to attend

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Should You Take the LSAT a Third Time?

Should You Take the LSAT a Third Time? Is the third time the charm? Law School Expert blog reader Dru H. asked this question: Ann, My first LSAT score last December was much lower than what I was expecting, so I took June’s exam. If after receiving my June LSAT score in a few weeks I am still apprehensive of

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Low UGPA? You’re not alone.

I received this great question on the old blog and thought it should be a post of its own on my new blog, so here goes: “I have a question that no one has asked. I may be the only one with the nerve. My UGPA is 2.6 – and yes, I have a learning disability but that is only

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Great Resource for Low LSAT Applicants

For those of you who struggle with the LSAT and are from low-income and/or groups under-represented in the legal profession, you should know about the 6-week intensive CLEO program. This is a great opportunity for those who have overcome significant disadvantage to seek a law degree.

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What is a Diverse Perspective Essay?

Law schools have done away with the traditional “diversity statement” essay prompts due to the US Supreme Court decision abolishing affirmative action practices in higher education. Law schools are now taking a more holistic view of diversity and giving applicants the opportunity to share any aspects of their background that will enable them to bring a diverse perspective to the...

Who Gets To Attend A Top Law School?

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 class. For Top 10 law schools, a ballpark combination would be scoring 170+ on the...

Can I Get Into Law School with a Low LSAT and Low GPA?

Tips for Law School Applicants with low LSAT scores and low GPAs: Call attention to excellent performance during a portion of your time in college, or in a certain area of study in college. Obtain excellent academic letters of recommendation. Demonstrate that more recent academic accomplishments (in graduate school, or during your later years of college) are a better indication...