Pre-law Students Confident In Their Own Job Prospects!

We’ve posted about the jump in law school applications this year and also in the record number of students taking the LSAT. These increases may seem counterintuitive, given the beating the legal job market has taken over the past couple of years. Nationally, big law firms have deferred new hires, cut pay and laid off associates and even partners. Not being able to find a job can be tough for a newly minted law grads, but a new study…

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Using a JD to Get Into Management Consulting

Are you a current law student who is suddenly horrified by the prospect of becoming an attorney? Are you a prospective law student with designs on a career in business? Would you get an MBA but for the lack of work experience so therefore you are going to get a JD instead? Are you interested in a JD/MBA? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, then you probably need to do your homework on management…

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NEW from Law School Podcaster! Part-Time Or Full-Time Law School? Which Makes Sense For You?”

According to an April 15, 2010 post on the U.S. News & World Report website, “Part-time J.D. law programs play a vital role in legal education. According to the American Bar Association, in fall 2008 about 16 percent of all J.D. students were enrolled part time. For many working adults, attending part time is the only way they can afford to go to law school and meet their other commitments. Fewer than half of all law schools have part-time programs,…

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Get Ready to Look Behind the Numbers As Rankings Season Swings Into Gear!

Law School Rankings. Pretty to hard to ignore, especially this time of year. U.S. News & World Report just published the new 2011 law school rankings, and while there’s a few schools within the Top 14 that showed a bit of movement (for example, NYU and Chicago flipped positions at #5 and #6; UC-Berkeley down a spot, Penn up one spot), much remains the same within this group. Yale holds it’s #1 ranking and the Top 14 remain the Top…

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Brain Game Time: Take the Logic Game Challenge!

Atlas LSAT posted Logic Game Challenge #24 and they invite our listeners to join in the chance to Win $200 off any LSAT Course or any Atlas LSAT Strategy Guide (your choice!): Poetry “Groomer’s Challenge” The Pampered Pets Grooming Salon has a very busy day ahead. There are three groomers – Lisa, Mario, and Nancy – scheduled to work, and the salon has 1-hour appointment slots available for each groomer at 8, 9 and 10 am. Seven animals have appointments…

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Hear What New Student Loan Legislation Means for Law Students!

With all the attention and media coverage drawn by the recent passage of health care legislation, it was easy to miss the significant overhaul to the way student loans are administered. The provisions that will change the way students can pay for higher education were tucked inside the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, which President Obama signed into law on March 30, 2010. Although President Obama called it “one of the most significant investments in higher education since…

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Watch Out for Passage Wording on the LSAT!

Many answer choices on the LSAT are written to be enticing. Some answers will be blatantly wrong, but most will only be slightly wrong. That’s why you have to pay close attention to passage wording in Reading Comp and Logical Reasoning. Both sections make you read huge chunks of text closely but quickly, so when you’re scanning the questions for a passage the words start to run together. Take this snippet, from a very scientific passage about cats: Traditionally, cats have been…

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