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Very 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 that your chances of admission are slim to none (especially if your GPA

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When is a Low LSAT Score Too Low?

My most-read blog topics are those dealing with very low LSAT scores; there are a lot of you out there. The original post is from 2008, and since it’s now June 2019, I think it’s time for an update: So, what constitutes a “low” LSAT score? The LSAT is scored from 120-180, and an average score is about 150. LSAT

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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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It’s Not Too Late to Take the LSAT in December

It’s not too late to consider retaking the LSAT in December. Recently, on LawSchooli.com, I shared three reasons why you might consider retaking the LSAT in December. It’s December 7th, which is just around the corner, and the late registration date (online or by phone) is November 15th. Hopefully reading this article will help you make a decision quickly. The

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Timing is Everything When You’re Applying to Law School

LSAT scores may be out a week from today, and whether you are keeping your October score and moving forward to submit all applications in November or waiting and retaking the LSAT in December and applying in January, this timeline should prove helpful to you. The #1 question I am getting right now is, “Am I too late if I

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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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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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What is a Diverse Perspective Essay?

Law schools have done away with the traditional “diversity statement” essay prompts due to the US Supreme Court decision abolishing affirmative action practices in higher education. Law schools are now taking a more holistic view of diversity and giving applicants the opportunity to share any aspects of their background that will enable them to bring a diverse perspective to the...

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...