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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

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How Law School Waitlists Work

(This post was originally from 2009 but remains one of the most popular Law School Expert posts of all time, so I’m updating it a bit below in 2019 – an oldie but a goodie). FOR MORE INFORMATION Listen to The Law School Admission Game: Play Like an Expert Chapter 14: Pursuing a Waiting List on Spotify A client sent me

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On Hold? Law School Application Limbo….

It can be confusing – you’re not on a waitlist, you’re not just told a simple “yes” or “no.”  When your law school application is being “held” it really just means more waiting. There can be a lot of reasons for this. The primary reason is that the school is waiting to get a sense of whether they’ve admitted too

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waiting game

Ok, what is the deal with these? I know I’m supposed to be answering the questions and not asking them, but they just started really appearing on the scene a few years ago and schools are incredibly inconsistent about what they mean by them, when you need one, whether or not there’s a form, who should fill it out, etc.

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5 Things You Can Do To Be Admitted From the Wait List

Did a law school put you on a waitlist? What does that mean and what can you do to boost your chances of being admitted to that law school? Why The Waitlist? First, why were you waitlisted? Simple Answer: U.S. News & World Report Rankings. Schools are very concerned with their rankings and an easy way for them to control

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Still on a Wait List?

It’s July. And I know many of you are still on waiting lists. Those calls are coming in every day so don’t lose hope. But many schools will go to a wait list once Orientation has already started. It makes for some hectic changes, but no one will ever know you were a waitlist admit – you get the same

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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...