The February LSAT

Around this time of year, some law school applicants ponder the question — do I wait to complete my application and re-take the February LSAT or do I go ahead and submit a weaker score and get my application read earlier in the process? On the one hand, if you take the LSAT multiple times, many law schools weigh most heavily your highest score and there are schools that will still consider your application with a February LSAT…

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Law School Application Timeline: Early is Good; Stronger is Better

Law school applicants often wonder when the best time is to submit their law school application. The timeline question focuses often on strategy and choices. In an earlier post “Best Time to Submit Law School Applications,” we discussed that, since most law schools have rolling admissions, those inside admissions offices say it is best to get your application in “early,” and “early” means between Thanksgiving and New Years. But is it better to get your application completed in this…

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Letters of Recommendation: Another Part of Your Law School Application That’s In Your Hands!

Putting the finishing touches on your law school application? Just starting to think about what you will need when you do apply? You’ll want to make sure you give some thought to those letters of recommendation that the admissions committee will look at. In our show, “Law School Personal Statements and Letters of Recommendation,” we hear from deans at top law schools about how admissions committees evaluate recommendation letters and we get some tips from experts who…

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Due Diligence and Reasonable Expectations Before You Apply to Law School!

There’s been a lot of attention focused recently on whether a law school education remains a worthwhile investment, given the ever-increasing rise in law school tuition combined with challenges newly minted law school grads face in today’s job market. Much of the discussion follows the release of a recent LexisNexis survey, revealing that “one fifth (21%) of law school students say that based on the changing legal marketplace, they regret attending law school.” The National Law Journal’s recent article, “Going to…

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