Taking a 2d Bite at the Apple: Options To Consider After Getting Your June 2011 LSAT Score

The June 2011 LSAT is history.  Scores came out earlier this week and, by now, you’ve had a few days to mull things over.  If you’re feeling good about your score, congratulations and welcome to the world of law school applications (yay).  If you’re disappointed with your score, don’t worry, you’re in good company.  Though the goal is to take the LSAT just once, there are plenty of applicants who retake the test because their initial scores aren’t what they…

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Legal Career Update: Vault.com’s Annual Survey of the Top Law Firms for 2012

Associates have spoken, and their voices are loud and clear: it’s not about size, it’s not about number of offices, and it’s certainly not about a fancy website—it’s all about Wachtell.” In its ninth year on top, Wachtell has kept its title as the King of law firm prestige: the firm has once again clinched the No. 1 spot on the Vault Law 100. Released today, Vault’s annual law firm prestige rankings are based on responses from thousands—approximately…

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Ask jdMission: Tuesday’s Tips for Law School Applicants

Recently I was asked how much an internship experience with a not-for-profit would benefit a law school candidate in the application process. In particular, I was asked whether the candidate would be better served by choosing to work at a prestigious international organization for the summer rather than tutoring and mentoring students at his place of worship. While an internship with an international organization can help strengthen your law school application, working as a tutor or mentor in your own community, along with other service…

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Ready for a Logic Games Workout?

Take the Logic Games Challenge! Manhattan LSAT posted Logic Games Challenge #32 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 Graduation Game (Easy)    Before you start let us tell you something! You’re about to play the first of two “sister” games (go ahead one game in the archive for the second one). Taken together, the pair can be…

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New Podcast Shines Spotlight on Career Tracks in Sports & Entertainment Law Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Interested in sports and entertainment law?  Our new podcast, Career Tracks for Law Students: Spotlighting the Sports & Entertainment Law Practice Area is just for you! The idea of representing celebrities, athletes, authors, entertainers and their employers sounds great, but not too many applicants and students really know what the legal practice area of sports and entertainment law involves or how to get started on this career track.  With that in mind, we talk with leaders in this practice area, serving both as outside and…

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Live Event Alert: Law School Seminar Series for Applicants in NY Area

If you’re thinking of applying to law school, mark your calendars now and get ready for The Law School Seminar Series — a series of events that focus on the LSAT and the law school admissions process. These events will be held throughout the month of June in several locations throughout the NY Metro region.  Attend where you live or where you work and get the same great information.  In the Personal Statement Workshop, join jdMission co-founder Sunitha Ramaiahto learn how to write…

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Ask jdMission – This Week’s Tip: Addenda, Kindly Give Me a Chance to Discuss!

Recently, Stephen, a law school candidate, asked me whether he should include an addendum with his law school application to explain why he had earned a failing grade in a particular graduate course. I told Stephen that this is an excellent idea, especially because the LSAC does not provide any analysis of graduate school transcripts on the Academic Summary Report. I explained to Stephen that the admissions committee does take your graduate work into consideration, and the type of graduate work…

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Week Before LSAT Tips

The LSAT is less than a week away and people are often asking for final tips about test day.  Here’s my best of:   ← Early Versions of the Reading Comprehension Section of the LSAT 1.  Easy does it (sort of). Don’t take any full prep tests within the last two days. The brain is a muscle, let it rest.  But, you do need to keep it toned. So take a few timed sections each day and review   a…

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