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Who Gets To Attend A Top Law School?

(Originally posted in 2014, I’m updating this on 3/26/2020 – changes are in bold text): 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

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From the Career Files: Lessons From Non-Traditional Law Grads

Non-traditional applicants to law school face different barriers to admission and have different concerns regarding school choice, finances, and post-graduation career options than their counterparts who attend law school directly (or within a year or two) of graduating from college. Three recent law school graduates who fit this mold when they applied took the time to share their thoughts and

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Winning Personal Statement Topics for Law School

  If you are struggling to find the right thing to write about in your personal statement, start by considering what you think your weaknesses are and then think of examples from your life that demonstrate that the opposite might really be true. I talk about this a lot in Chapter 10 from The Law School Admission Game (listen to

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“A Waitlist Is A Second Admission Cycle”

Wednesday night, I sat on a law school admissions panel at the ManhattanLSAT Pre-Law Networking Event at UCLA. It’s always fun for me to interact with prospective law applicants in person, but this event was special in a few ways. I got to meet one of my current law school admission consulting clients, which I always enjoy, and I got

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Making Friends in Law School

You enter 1L Orientation and you look for someone to sit next to, hoping to strike up a friendship. Do you pick the guy your age in a baseball cap or the one who is 20 years older than you? I recently had the great pleasure of meeting, face-to-face, one of my former clients who is a recent graduate of

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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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Law School Application Strategy Session: Help Me!

Do you have questions about how much you can really expect to improve on the LSAT, what your addendum should say about your 3.2 GPA, and what you should put in your personal statement? Do you wish you could have a 30-minute, no-holds-barred strategy session with me and an LSAT tutor at the same time? You would? What about if

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A little light summer reading? Pre-Law Reading Lists are all the rage.

So, it’s been pointed out to me that there are a few pre-law reading lists coming up on blogs right now. Here are the highlights: AWomaninLawSchool summer reading list: I looked at them, and for the most part I think the suggestions are (1) repetitive of what your law schools are going to tell you to read

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An Interview with Ann Levine

Thanks to John Rood at Next Step Test Preparation in Chicago for posting this interview with me today. In the post, I discuss how to prepare for the LSAT and issues that impact non-traditional and older applicants, among other tips. Check out John’s LSAT blog for good info on preparing for the test and other issues pertaining to law school

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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...

Thinking About Going to Law School

If you’ve been considering whether law school is right for you, check out this 15-minute LSAT/Law School podcast interview about what’s important to consider and how to prepare yourself for deciding on a career in law. In the podcast, we discuss: How to explore whether law is the right direction for you; How to choose courses in college to prepare for law...

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 studies...

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 the circumstances surrounding COVID-19....