Deciding on Law School: Get the Info Before You Apply & Use It!

Not to be confused with business school itself, the business of law schoolhas been getting a fair share of attention lately: •  Just last weekend, in an article in The New York Times, Law School Economics: Ka-Ching!, David Segal wrote that “[l]egal diplomas have such allure that law schools have been able to jack up tuition four times faster than the soaring cost of college. And many law schools have added students to their incoming classes — a step that, for them, means…

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This Week’s “Ask jdMission” Tip for Applicants: How to Ask for Letters of Recommendation

A student asked what is the best way to approach a professor for a letter of recommendation.  He asked whether he should simply send an e-mail or meet the professor in person. If at all possible, it is best to approach a recommender in person to request that he/she write a letter of recommendation for you.  Since law schools ask for academic recommendations to garner how you might fare in law school, there are certain items you…

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Seeking Info about Life INSIDE BigLaw?

If you want to know what BigLaw associates say about the “quality of life inside” the firms they work for, check out the newly-released Vault 2012 “Best Law Firms to Work For”(find the complete rankings here). You’ve heard about the grueling hours, tight deadlines and demanding work, but the atmosphere and conditions inside firms can and does vary; the associates at some firms are more satisfied than others. As the new Vault survey reveals, when it comes to associate satisfaction, one firm stands…

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New Podcast Focuses on LSAT Reading Comprehension

When it comes to LSAT test prep, many students focus their practice on logic games and logical reasoning sections, which look and feel very different from anything they’ve seen before.  In contrast, the LSAT reading comprehension section looks kind of familiar and tends to get short shrift from  test-prep students.  But it’s a mistake to overlook this section, and you might be leaving potential points on the table, say test prep experts, in our new podcast Mastering LSAT Reading Comprehension: Strategies to Improve Your Speed &…

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Tonight is Your Chance for a (Free Online) Post-Game Analysis of June 2011 LSAT!

LAW SCHOOL PODCASTER Listener Alert! If you took the LSAT on June 6th and were less than pleased with the outcome, then you have the opportunity for a free online review of the exam tonight (Monday night (7/11) at 8pm EST). Two Manhattan LSAT instructors will be breaking down some of the harder questions from the exam and offering advice on whether or not retaking in October is a good choice for you. Speaking of ‘the great retake debate’, here are a few questions, that…

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Ask jdMission: Tuesday’s Tip for Law School Applicants

What’s on the mind of law school applicants? Here’s this week’s question and answer from jdMission:  Recently, a law school applicant asked how an admissions committee might view the fact that she worked part-time throughout college while she was a full-time student. To be able to balance her school work with her job responsibilities, she had to take a minimal course load, and she was concerned now that an admissions committee might instead think that she had taken a…

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