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Challenge Yourself: Are You Ready For Law School?

One of the biggest questions that I help clients answer on a regular basis is one of the most basic: are they ready for law school? If you’re thinking about law school, here are three challenges to give yourself to help make this incredibly important decision. 1: Talk to 3 Lawyers Law school isn’t an end goal in and of

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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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Should I Take a Gap Year?

With only 3 weeks between notification of October LSAT scores and the December 1 LSAT date, I’ve been having conversations with a lot of law school applicants about whether they should retake the LSAT in December, wait until February, and/or take an additional year and apply to start law school in Fall 2014 instead of Fall 2013. Here are 4

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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...