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Vote Today: Pick the Next Blog Talk Radio Topic

The LawSchoolExpert Blog Talk Radio show has been getting an amazing response from all of my blog readers. I’m so pleased that these discussions have been helpful! So far, we’ve done shows on: Tips for Non-Traditional Law School Applicants,  What I Wish I’d Known Before Applying to Law School, Success in Law School and Beyond with author Kevin Houchin, Esq.,

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For Non-Traditional Law School Applicants

Have you been out of school for a few (or more!) years? Then my next Blog Talk Radio Show is for you. We have a panel of three non-traditional law applicants – now entering 1Ls – who will be attending law school at Columbia, UCLA and Mississippi College of Law. Each led very different careers and lives before applying to

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Part III: Observations of the Legal Job Market

9 to 5: 9 Observations Regarding the Legal Job Market & 5 Strategies for New Attorneys Entering the 2009 Legal Job Market – A 3 Part Series (Part 3 of 3) By Amanda C. Ellis, Esq. Parts 1 and 2 of this post examined 9 observations regarding the legal job market:(1) layoffs; (2) hiring freezes; (3) pay freezes and bonus

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Over 30 and Applying to Law School?

Some of my favorite clients to work with are those who are applying to law school in their 30s, 40s, and – yes, even 50s. The reasons I enjoy working with these individuals are the same reasons why law schools like to have these individuals: 1. They are pretty darn aware of what they are doing. To give up a

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Law School Letters of Recommendation

I tell my clients that the first thing they should be thinking about right now is letters of recommendation. It takes time to consider the right person, ask them, supply them with the appropriate information and materials, and then you have to wait until that (very busy) person gets around to writing your law school LOR, and then you have

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LOR Tips for Non-Traditional Applicants

Pete left me this comment and I wanted to answer his question so more people could benefit from the response: “Do you have any tips for older folks (30+) who are still working their way through their undergrad degrees on applying to law school? As an evening student with a full-time job, I don’t have the same opportunity to build

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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....