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Law School Advice, Law School Myths, and LSAT Questions — A Week in Review

It’s been a busy couple of weeks at Law School Expert! Here’s what I’ve been up to: LSAT scores were released…while I was on an overnight camping trip with my daughter…without internet or phone service! On one of the busiest days of the year for me, I was pitching a tent and starting a campfire. While I have to say, I was

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What Can I Do While I’m Waiting for My LSAT Score?

The wait for the LSAT is killing you. I know. But think of it as practice for waiting for bar exam results which takes three months, rather than this measly three weeks. How can you use the waiting period productively? Here’s the Top 5 Things To Do 1. Get your resume together. Even if you haven’t finished your summer internship,

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Looking for Law School Application Guidance and Advice?

In the first week of its release, “The Law School Admission Game, Second Edition” has soared to the top of the best seller list on! Once the decision has been made to attend law school, my mission is to help simplify the process, assist applicants in putting together the strongest presentation of themselves, and provide support and instill confidence to apply to

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The New, Updated, and Expanded Version of The Law School Admission Game – Released TODAY!

It’s here…It’s finally here! Today I released “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. In this two-part interview by Steve Schwartz: Law School Admission Game by Ann Levine | Interview (part one); Law School Admission Game by Ann Levine

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Should I Submit an Optional Essay with My Law School Application?

Should you write an optional essay – in addition to your personal statement – and submit it to law schools? (The following is a brief excerpt from Chapter 11 of The Law School Admission Game, Second Edition, which will be released on on June 11, 2013.) Many law schools provide opportunities to submit a second essay (or even a

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How to Write a Law School Personal Statement

Here is a brand new, absolutely FREE 15-minute podcast on Law School Personal Statement Tips. Listen to internet radio with Ann Levine on BlogTalkRadio In this podcast, I read an excerpt from Chapter 10 (“The Personal Statement”) of “The Law School Admission Game: Play Like an Expert” SECOND EDITION!  It’s new! Revamped! Re-written! And much more extensive than the original

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8 Tips for Writing a Personal Statement

If you’re sitting down right now, trying to write the most brilliant, persuasive, powerful personal statement ever written, but your fingers are paralyzed on the keys, you’re not alone. “I hate to write about myself,” some tell me. Others say, “my life has been pretty boring/sheltered/standard/privileged.” Still others say, “I went through hard times but I don’t want to write

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Law School Personal Statement Requirements

LAW SCHOOL PERSONAL STATEMENT REQUIREMENTS Do you need a new personal statement for each law school you apply to? Probably not. (Except for the University of Florida Levin College of Law and the University of Colorado-Boulder). But do you need to change  your essay slightly for different schools? Probably. To help you figure out what you need to do (because

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The Best Law School Personal Statement Samples

The best personal statements for law school are not overly dramatic tales of woe. They are clearly and concisely written, they are written in a conversational style that makes you likable and real and relatable, and they provide meaningful insight into your decisions and experiences and perhaps even your future goals. My Personal Statement Plus service helps you with every

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Should I Tailor My Personal Statement to Each Law School?

3 Guidelines for Whether to Tailor Your Personal Statement to A Law School: 1. Do they ask you to do it? Some do: Santa Clara and Chapman are two examples of law schools that specifically ask you why you are interested in their law school as part of the personal statement prompt. Therefore, it’s pretty lame if you fail to

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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...