Law School Admissions Tip No. 5: The Value of the Opening Anecdote

The Top 15 Things Every Law School Applicant Should Know is a series that will teach you the ins and outs of successful law school applications. Stay tuned for the remaining elements. This week we’ll discuss the value of the opening anecdote. In deciding whether or not you might be interested in reading a particular novel, magazine article, or op-ed piece, many people often turn to the first few sentences to get an immediate sense of whether or…

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New Podcast Gives You Top 10 Tips for Applying & Getting In to a Top Law School

Our latest podcast is out!  If you are reaching for a top law school, we have ten great tips on getting you in – from the ones that let you in. In Top Ten Tips to Getting Into Law School:  Advice to Follow Before You Apply, you will hear from Deans of Admission Anne Richards of the University of Virginia School of Law, Renee Post of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and Richard Geiger of Cornell Law School, as well as…

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The Short on Long-Term Planning. Good Intern? Nah! Amazing Intern.

As you think about whether law school is right for you—or even if you already know it is—what can you be doing now, in college or beyond, to improve your chances of getting in? In this series, “The Short on Long-Term Planning,” jdMission offers tips on how to make smart moves in the pre-application stage. It’s July, and that means summer internships are in full swing. As you continue to adjust to wearing collars over flipflops and jeans, here…

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10 Things You May Not Know About the LSAT

Most everyone knows going into the LSATthat your knowledge of ‘the law’ will not give you an advantage on the test.  Rather, it’s more about critical thinking and complex problem solving, so studying up on a legal hold will not be as effective as keeping your reading comprehension sharp and understanding what really makes for a successful LSAT score. No news here. The LSAT can make or break a law school application for a prospective student. So, most students devote a whole lot…

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