Career Planning Alert for 2L, 3L and Lateral Candidates!

Vault’s Legal Diversity Career Fair is in LA and DC this summer. Hollywood, get ready, because Vault is heading your way this July. Vault is also setting up camp in the land of khakis and politics. That’s right, the Vault/MCCA Legal Diversity Career Fair is back for its sixth year.  And this year, Vault is getting the west coast in on the action (allowing them not only to reach attorneys and law students across the country but perhaps also to answer the…

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25 Best & Worst Legal TV Shows

Professors rate 25 legal TV shows — from the oldies to the newbies. Find out how the shows rated and why they were givens a Thumbs Up or a Thumbs Down. What do you get when you show clips from Law & Order, The Defenders and L.A. Law on three different televisions in front of aclassroom? Quite frankly, you get televisions biggest and brightest legal TV shows of all time. And the entertainment is not just for…

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Ask jdMission: Tips for Law School Applicants

Whether being a lawyer has been a lifelong dream of yours or a newly discovered one, you will need to consider many things as you prepare to apply to JD programs. Which schools are “right” for you? Should you take the LSAT more than once? What should you be doing now to set yourself up to succeed? These are just some of the questions you may be asking yourself, and we at jdMission are here to help you answer these and many more.…

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New Podcast Looks at Options for Cancelling or Retaking the LSAT

Things don’t always go as planned. Especially when it comes to standardized tests like the LSAT. But if you face serious trouble on or before test-day, or  your score genuinely falls below your expectations, it doesn’t mean you are destined for rejection at your top choice law school.  But there are important things to consider before you decide on next steps. Our new podcast Cancelling or Retaking the LSAT:  What to Do When Test Day Doesn’t Go As…

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Upcoming Live Event Alert!

Part Time vs. Full Time JD  -  Panel Discussion Would you like to get a holistic view of what law school is all about?   One thing you’ll want to consider is whether a part-time or a full-time law school program is right for you. If you are in the NY area, you can attend a panel event on this topic to hear more about each program from the experts—the alumni. The Law School Alumni Panel, including jdMission Co-Founder…

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New Withdrawal Policy for LSAT: The Day Before

If you’ve been wondering whether you’re ready for the June LSAT (and it’s probably crossed your mind), the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) has just made it easier to decide whether to withdraw from a test administration right up until the day before the test. How is this news?  The blog Most Strongly Supported posted on the significance of the change in policy: “At some point in the last couple of weeks, LSAC changed its withdrawal policy for the LSAT, meaning that you can…

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The LSAT: Up Close

Here is your section-by-section guide to perhaps the most important part of your law school application. This is Part II of preLaw Magazine’s story, Spotlight on the LSAT Logical Reasoning Section I & II Time: 35 minutes each Format: 24-26 questions each Topics tested: The LSAT includes two scored Logical Reasoning sections. These questions are designed to evaluate your ability to understand, criticize, and draw reasonable conclusions from arguments. Each argument is presented in a brief one-paragraph passage. Sample question: The supernova event…

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Read the Fine Print in Your Law School Merit Scholarship

The devil is in the details.  Any lawyer in practice knows that.  Law school applicants and students should too – especially as they consider the merit scholarship packages offered by law schools.  At least that’s one of the take-aways from an article published in the New York Times on Sunday, Law Students Lose the Grant Game as Law Schools Win. The gist of the NYT story is summed up by the WSJ Law Blog: “[S]some schools lure top students with offers of merit scholarships that pay thousands of dollars…

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Ready for a Logic Game Workout?

Take the Logic Games Challenge!  Manhattan LSAT posted Logic Games Challenge #31 and they invite our listeners to join in the chance to Win $200 off any LSAT Course or any Manhattan LSAT Strategy Guide (your choice!).  The latest challenge:  The Presentation Game (Easy) Seven students – K, L, M, N, O, P, and R – give presentations, one at a time and in order. The following conditions apply: N presents before L. M presents after O. P presents after L but…

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