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LSAT Flex Trends and Tips

This week, I had the pleasure of being a guest on everyone’s favorite LSAT podcast, ThinkingLSAT with Nathan Fox and Ben Olson of LSATDemon. Both Ben and Nathan lend their expertise to the 4th Edition of The Law School Admission Game, which released last week, and we spent the podcast talking about the book, trends in law school admission given

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Can you get into Law School with 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: your chances of admission are slim to none (especially if your GPA is

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Innovations in LSAT Prep: LSATDemon

Part 2 of my blog post series highlighting what’s new and great in the land of LSAT prep features LSATDemon, by popular ThinkingLSAT podcast hosts Ben Olson and Nathan Fox. I’ve known these guys almost a dozen years through their respective companies, Strategy Prep and FoxLSAT. What are the biggest technological break-throughs in LSAT prep right now? 1. Whoa, you

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Law School Advice: The Application Cycle Explained

I had the pleasure of speaking to students at Strategy Prep in Washington, DC this week. I covered the following topics: Timing of your law school applications given your intended LSAT date. How taking multiple LSATs factors into when you submit applications and whether you need to explain multiple LSAT scores in your applications. Who to ask for letters of

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The 30-Day LSAT Plan: Get Ready for the September LSAT

The Final Month Before the LSAT: How to Plan Today’s advice comes from our friends at Blueprint LSAT Prep. Blueprint students can enroll in live LSAT prep classes throughout the country, online LSAT courses from the comfort of their own home, or self-study with Blueprint’s new Logic Games book. With a month left until the September LSAT, you may be thinking it’s time to freak

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How (and Why) to Review Your LSAT PrepTests

Today’s LSAT advice comes from our friends at Next Step Test Preparation. Next Step provides one-on-one LSAT tutoring programs nationwide. They provide a free upfront consultation to help students. First things first: You absolutely must spend time reviewing your practice exams, in detail. This is the #1 reason why students get stuck on avoidable score plateaus. Every year, we take

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Tips for the Last Month of Preparing for the LSAT

In September, I have hosted two podcasts regarding tips for the last month of preparation for the LSAT. First, I talked to Matt Sherman of ManhattanLSAT.com regarding tips for the last 30 days before the test. You can listen to it here, but basically his take-away advice was: 1. Don’t go crazy just taking practice tests. Take time in between

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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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Ask These Four Questions When Choosing an LSAT Tutor

(This guest post is written by Mark Skoskiewicz and Jon Lock, co-founders of MyGuru.) Your LSAT score is obviously a critical component of your law school application, and most folks need to invest a significant amount of time in preparing for it. Certain LSAT preparation approaches can work better for different personalities. Ann recently wrote a post on this blog about

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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...