Start Law School a Step Ahead

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The first semester of law school comes as a shock to many students. After having mastered college (at least to the degree necessary to be admitted to law school), many 1Ls are distraught to discover that law school isn’t just a harder or higher level version of the same—it’s a whole different ball game. Reading Case Law is New to …

Should I Take an LSAT Prep Class?

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In a nutshell…yes. Of course there are exceptions, but generally speaking, an LSAT prep class will help (if you take it seriously), and your LSAT score is a very important piece of your law school application. At most schools, your LSAT score carries more weight than the GPA it took you our years to attain, so it only makes sense …

The Strategic Typo – Let’s Get Real

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Most misconceptions about law school applications are easy to understand. It’s easy, for example, to understand the impulse to explain away negatives in a personal statement or to focus essays on key accomplishments that already appear in a few other places on your application.   Once in a great while, though, a bit of advice making the rounds stops me cold …

Why the LSAT Matters

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LSAT test takers come in two basic models: natural test takers who are happy to give a few hours to showing their stuff and are confident that their high scores are a reflection of their natural ability and those who see it as a pointless hoop, an obstacle that must be overcome in order to get on to the business …

Kill the Editor on Your Shoulder

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Professional writers and those who aspire to be pros often speak of “the editor on my shoulder”. On first hearing, the editor on your shoulder might sound like a helpful being, someone who would help you tweak and hone your writing and make it better. Seasoned writers know better: the editor on your shoulder isn’t your friend. She doesn’t improve …

Should I Retake the LSAT in February?

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That’s a common question this week, after LSAC either blindsided you or gave you cause to celebrate with the New Year’s Day release of December LSAT scores.  The registration deadline for the February LSAT is on Wednesday, so there isn’t much time to weigh your options and assess how much improvement you think you can make between now and February …

Law School Personal Statement Subject Matter

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In my years as a law school admissions consultant, I’ve seen a wide range of winning personal statements and other essays, and the subject matter of some of them might surprise you. Writing a personal statement or optional essay that really captures the admissions committee’s attention requires breaking free of the “what do they want to hear” mentality and thinking …