The “Go-To” Law Schools, According to the Biggest Law Firms

Law school applicants getting ready to choose a law school will undoubtedly face a competitive legal hiring market, along with the prospect of servicing enormous debt on graduation. While it’s fair to say that not everyone graduating from law school wants to or will be able to work in a big law firm, there’s no escaping that one measure of a law school is the rankings and statistics that tell us how that school does with placing…

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Summary of Free LSAT Classes That Are Currently Being Offered

Many test-prep companies these days are offering free sample LSAT® classes. Take advantage of the offers, test out the various companies and find a teacher and course that really works for you. Here’s a summary of some of the top companies offering free classes: 1. Atlas LSAT Test Prep: Scroll down to “Trial Classes” and learn about attending the first session of the full LSAT prep course for free. Atlas LSAT also offers free LSAT workshops that teach…

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The Waiting Is the Hardest Part: Upcoming Podcast to Look at “Getting In Off the Waitlist”

The “Waitlist.” Purgatory. Limbo. Call it what you want. What does it mean? And, what should you do? Some schools advise the best thing to do now is nothing at all, while others say they want to hear from you with periodic updates. How can you tell what the right approach is? Law School Podcasterrounded up some experts to help you plan your strategy. For our upcoming show, “Getting In Off the Waitlist,” we interviewed Richard Geiger,…

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How to Mitigate a Weakness in Your Law School Application

One of the biggest tasks confronting a law school applicant is the need to mitigate weaknesses or perceived weaknesses in an application. Nearly everyone applying to law school knows they need to perform this necessary step, but the hard part is ascertaining true weaknesses and then actually addressing them. Here is a 5-step process for mitigating the biggest weakness in your application: 1. Identify the biggest weakness in your candidacy. The first step is identification. If you…

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Turnabout Is Fair Play! ABA To Take Closer Look at Rankings of Law Schools & Law Firms

Looks like the organizations that rank law schools are about to be evaluated themselves. Can you hear the chuckles? The American Bar Association (ABA) voted this week at its midyear meeting to take a closer look at how a “variety of organizations” rank law law schools and law firms. The ABA’s resolution stopped just short of mentioning the U.S. News & World Report rankings, but that’s clearly the focus. You may have heard that the U.S. News law…

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Baby, It’s Cold Out There! Law Firms Respond to Proposed Changes in Recruiting at Law Schools

Change does not come easily to the citizens of Law Firm Land. Witness the tepid reaction, if not downright frigid, by some big law firms to the National Association of Law Placement (NALP) Report’s (pdf) recommendation to move the period when offers are extended to law students to January, five months after on-campus interviews. For those not yet familiar with the acronym from the on-campus interviewing (OCI) experience, NALP is the national organization of law schools and employers that, among other things,…

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Brain Game Time! Another Logic Games Challenge.

Atlas LSAT has posted the most recent Logic Games Challenge #21 and they invite our listeners to join in: College Comedy Tour A comic is planning her college tour schedule for the year. Her tour will include performances at least one of exactly eight different schools: Penn, Queens, Rice, Stanford, Tufts, Utah, Vermont and Wellesley. Her tour schedule must conform to the following conditions: •If she performs at Rice, she will perform at neither Penn nor Stanford. •If she…

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Is LSAT Test Preparation In Your Future?

Comparing LSAT Test Prep Companies: Which One is Right For You? is a new podcast from Law School Podcaster to help you consider some of the test preparation options available. To help you figure out the best approach to studying and preparation for the LSAT, we have interviewed the various test preparation companies to hear what they have to offer. In this show, we hear directly from the folks at the following test prep providers: * Atlas LSAT Test Prep * Knewton…

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Talk About Bridging the Gap Between Law School Education and Legal Employers’ Needs

t’s pretty much a safe bet that most law school applicants and students don’t want to hear a legal employer equate their three year law school education, with oh… say… a Pontiac. But one general counsel of a large company put it just that way recently and that is the question posed by the title of a recent NALP(National Association for Law Placement)article, Has Legal Education Gone the Way of the Auto Industry? The article, from the NALP 2010 Bulletin, reports…

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Promoting Women in the Law

There’s a great resource available to law students and it’s also helpful and inspiring for those considering or applying to law school. Ms. JD is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization founded by law students four years ago to reinforce and expand the representation of women in law school and the legal profession. Ms. JD offers a wide range of content — through it’s website, ms-jd.org, blog, a student organization at 70 law schools around the country called the NWLSO (National Women’s Law Student Organization), a…

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