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…

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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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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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