The Ugly Truth: Why the LSAT is the Most Important Part of your Law School Application

The LSAT is the most important part of your law school application. There, I said it. I’m sorry if this comes as a surprise or a disappointment to anyone. But it’s true. In a recent Kaplan survey, 65 percent of law school admissions officers said that the LSAT is the “most important admissions factor” when choosing a new student. But once you accept that truth, the next question is why. Why is the LSAT the most important part…

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Deep Breath: How to de-stress your mind and body for the October LSAT

So you’re really prepared for the LSAT. You’ve taken every practice test in every book. You can identify patterns in logic games in your sleep. You should feel confident, but you’re sitting here on test day, frozen with fear. You can’t even remember what the last sentence of the reading comprehension passage was by the time you get to the first question. Does this scenario haunt you? Being nervous on test day is normal, but being too…

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Public Service Honor Roll

These four law schools get an A+ for their public interest support for law students — preparing them for a lifetime of service. Legal education has hit a sweet spot when it comes to the field of public service. A growing number of law school students are interested in careers that tackle issues of human rights, immigration, war crimes and more. Indeed, some legal scholars have hailed this group of law students as “Generation G” for their…

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New Podcast for Students Starting Law School!

You’ve survived the admissions process and made it intolaw school. Now you’ll just need to survive your first year and make it through the rest of law school. If you’re like most students starting law school, you’ve got a ton of questions. You’re wondering how law school classes will differ from your undergraduate classes, what your life will be like and how to best structure your time, how to prepare for a class where a single exam at the end…

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Law school admissions officers are looking at your Facebook profile!

…Will they “like” what they see? In a strange way, applying to law school is a little like being accused of a crime. Admissions committees will scrutinize your past actions, future intentions, and ulterior motives as rigorously as any jury or judge. Your recommenders will be called to vouch for you like witnesses on the stand. And much like any good prosecutor, the admissions representatives at Competitive Dream Law School X will do everything in their power…

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Career Hotline: Checklist for Interview Time

Meeting With A Potential Employer? How to prepare for your first interview Q: Meeting with a potential employer for the first time is nerve-wracking. How can I ensure that I put my best face forward? A: The following checklist may help put you at ease before meeting with a potential employer for the first time: • Check with the employer ahead of time about whom at the firm you’ll be meeting with, and find out some professional…

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