LSAT Exemptions Bite the Dust

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So, that whole thing about not having to take the LSAT to get into law school didn’t work out. Just one year into the “LSAT exemption” pilot program that allowed certain schools to admit qualified students without the LSAT (up to 10% of each entering class), the American Bar Association (ABA) is pulling the plug. To be fair, the reasons …

Postponing Your LSAT Test Date

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With the June LSAT approaching, the question arises (as it does in the last few weeks before every LSAT administration): Should I postpone my LSAT test date? Maybe. I can’t answer the question for you, but I can tell you what you’ll need to consider in order to make the right decision. How are you scoring on practice tests? It …

What’s a Good LSAT Score?

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Past experience and the search terms bringing people to this blog indicate that “What’s a good LSAT score?” is a common question from prospective law students. The answer, however, depends on your goals, your grade point average and–especially–the law school you hope to attend. At Yale, which US News currently lists as the # 1 law school in the country, …

Dropping the LSAT Requirement

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The recent news that a small number of law schools are beginning to accept applications from students who haven’t taken the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) may have been heartening to some prospective law students. Don’t start celebrating too quickly!  Here are a few reasons you should take the LSAT, even though a few schools don’t require it: You’ll have …

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 …

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 …

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 …