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Should You Cancel Your October LSAT Score?

Did you take the LSAT yesterday? Are you thinking about canceling your score? Before you do anything read my latest post  “Should I Cancel My LSAT Score?” I’ve been writing about canceling LSAT scores since 2007 – and really, all of the advice is the same over the years but it’s still fun to read – this one was from

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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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Planning to Take Both the October LSAT and the December LSAT?

A reader left this great (and often-asked) question on my blog last weekend: “So if I am planning to take both October and December, I should wait to apply until my LSAT score for December is out?” Here is my problem with this question – it’s not about when you submit applications, it’s about why on earth you would PLAN

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A New Study Strategy for the October 2013 LSAT

Hi! I’m Nathan Fox, sole proprietor of Fox Test Prep and author of five LSAT books, including Cheating the LSAT. Ann kindly invited me to respond to the following question from one of her readers: “I started studying mid march and took a 6 week course at my university. I did around 15 practice test and studied al least 4 hours every day of

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No October LSAT Scores? Badly Done, LSAC!

I’m upset that LSAT scores haven’t been released, and not just because I predicted they would be out by now and I hate to be wrong. I’m upset because law school applicants are at a disadvantage in two concrete ways by not having their October 2012 LSAT scores yet: First, many schools have Early Action and Early Decision Deadlines on

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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...