Law School Application Update: Up, Up, and Away!

The law school application season is just beginning to wind down, and the application numbers coming in are up, up and away. Applications are up at many schools, but the “away” award goes to Cornell Law School — reporting a 52% increase over applications filed last year. Cornell Law School’s Dean of Admissions, Richard Geiger, told the University’s paper he was as mystified as anyone. “The increase is probably the result of a number of things working together,” Geiger told…

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Latest Logic Game Challenge!

Our friends at Atlas LSAT have posted the most recent Logic Game Challenge #20 and invite our listeners to join in: IPA Beer A bartender is organizing a taste test of the newest IPA beer selections. Exactly seven different varieties of beer will be tasted – Long Lake, Moon Rune, Newtonbury, Olenguard, Pumpkin Pale, Quest, and Roundabout – one at a time and consecutively. No other beers are to be tasted. The bartender must adhere to the following rules:…

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Law School Applicants and Students Face Changing Landscape for Employment

In “No Longer Their Golden Ticket,” the New York Times shines a spotlight on the rough and changing landscape of the legal job market and paints a dismal view of associate life at Big Law firms — worse now than before the Recession. The article reports on the reshaping of law firm culture and describes the legal profession as one in a tight squeeze: “lurch[ing] through its worst slump in decades, with jobs and bonuses cut and…

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Keep Law Schools Updated on Your Recent Accomplishments

Once your law school application is finally complete, you send it in and wait. Right? Well, there may still be more to do. Most law schools have a rolling admissions process that extends over several months. If you sent in your application early, and it is deferred, held or even rejected, you should update the law school with any new and significant information you think they should have to evaluate your candidacy. We spoke recently with George…

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Summer Associate Offers In January? NALP Report Recommends Changes in Recruiting At Law Schools Friday, January 8th, 2010

Ever wonder about the “logic” behind incoming 2L law students leaving their summer vacations in mid-August, heading back to campus, wearing their nicest business suits, to join the frenzied fray that is known as “on-campus interviewing (OCI)?” Whether you look at it from the point of view of the students pressured to participate and decide early before fully considering the full range of employment options, the law firms trying to assess and anticipate future hiring needs two…

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Latest LSAT Logic Game Challenge

Our friends at Atlas LSAT have posted the most recent Logic Game Challenge #19 and invite our listeners to join in: Lab Projects Lab Work Envirolab will schedule three projects—F, G, and H—to their lab facilities over a five-week period. Exactly one project will be assigned to each of the five weeks, and each project will be assigned at least once. One of the projects is made up of eight researchers, one is made up of ten researchers, and one…

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Tips On That Critical Law School Personal Statement

If you haven’t done so yet, it’s time to tackle that law school personal statement. You’ve spent the last few years developing your GPA and you’ve given over months of your life to preparing for the LSAT. So how much does the essay part of your application matter? Enough that we devoted an entire show to the topic! In “The Law School Personal Statement and Letters of Recommendation: Where To Begin?,” we run down what you should…

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