Law School Applicants Willing to Brave Gloomy Job Market

Last week, we released the results of a comprehensive survey of law school applicants that was conducted recently. Our first annual law school applicant survey — administered in partnership with Law School Podcaster and preLaw Magazine — uncovered some interesting insights behind what drives today’s law school applicants. There’s been a lot of talk lately about how some law schools mislead potential applicants by overstating their post-graduation career prospects. Are law school hopefuls aware of the bleak job market, disappearing six-figure jobs,…

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Why Wait? 5 Reasons to Take Time Off Before Law School

A couple of years ago, I attended an informal panel featuring nine or ten in-house attorneys at Google. These lawyers were all kind enough to share stories about their law school experiences and offer up general advice. Their perspectives on law school varied quite a bit – some loved it, some hated it, some had blocked it out of their memories. However, they all unanimously agreed on one thing: They either wished they had waited a few…

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How to Get Into Law School: Top Myths, Mistakes and Must-Haves

This is your one-stop primer — by the numbers — where admissions deans debunk popular admissions myths, share tips for making you stand out among other applicants and caution against some of the common mistakes made. The law school applications process can seem like a maze at times, filled with false passages and mythical obstacles. But it need not be such a heart-wrenching experience. Even though you have never been through the process, others have. And by…

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New podcast helps you Avoid Application Pitfalls

It’s amazing how many law school applicants make avoidable application mistakes. It’s unfortunate, but hardly surprising, that these avoidable mistakes can result in an application being rejected. What can applicants do to avoid the avoidable mistakes, and not only submit an error-free application, but the best application possible? Our latest podcast, Avoiding Application Pitfalls: What Not To Do On Your Law School Application, gets you the answers from the deans who review your applications and who have the…

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Atlas LSAT Changes Name to Manhattan LSAT!

Why the change? Several years ago, Manhattan GMAT created a sister company to tackle the LSAT. “To ensure that this new company developed its own reputation and developed its own LSAT-specific program, it was decided to run this new company separately and give it a distinct name,” according to Noah Teitelbaum, Manhattan LSAT’s Managing Director. “Atlas is all grown up now and, over the last few years, the two companies have grown closer and closer,” says Teitelbaum.…

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Recession’s Impact on Minorities at Law Firms: Anomaly or Trend?

Whether you’re considering law school, you’re already there, or you’ll be graduating soon, the legal job market is probably on your mind. A recent survey sheds more light on how things are breaking down in terms of law firm populations. While it’s no surprise that the economic crisis has affected law firm hiring, promotion and retention as a whole, data collected by Vault.com and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, earlier this year highlights its impact on attorneys of color. Notably,…

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Not Sure If You’re Ready for the October 2010 LSAT?

If you are headed to the October LSAT but are not scoring within an acceptable range on your practice tests, don’t fool yourself – you will not get lucky and suddenly do 10 points better! The LSAT is too well-written a test. To decide whether to show up or not, use this flowchart,  If you need to start prepping for December, try out a Manhattan LSAT online class…

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