ESL Students Taking the LSAT: This Podcast Is for You!

If English is your second language, and you plan to take the LSAT, you face some unique challenges.  As an ESL student we recently interviewed explains, “you just think in a different language, and now you have to take this standardized test in English. And it is a challenge because you don’t know all the vocabulary, you don’t know all the words, you don’t know, maybe, every grammatical little detail of structure, or how meaning changes. And that plays a very…

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Steps Towards More Transparency in Law School Admissions

The Law School Admission Council (LSAC)has always held a unique position in the world of legal education. Set up to streamline the law school application process, LSAC, all ABA-approved law schools (and then some) use its services. Think the NFL, only without much power to regulate its members. As such, LSAC has always taken a ‘hands-off’ stance toward number-reporting guidelines. The upshot of this is that LSAC has always trusted law schools to report their own data. President…

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Upcoming Webinar Helps You Get Started With Your Law School Application!

It’s time to start thinking about law school applications! Case Closed: Building an Exceptional Law School Brand is a free webinar that discusses a unique way to conceptualize law school applications and offers participants the opportunity for a live Q&A. Before you get caught up in the details of your application, get some help by attending the Admit Advantage Webinar on Monday, August 20th at 8pm.  Learn to craft a personal brand that will help structure your entire application. Admit Advantage’s Law…

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The Short on Long-Term Planning: Should I Take “Easy A Courses”?

 As you 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 Senior Consultant Mary Adkins offers tips on how to make smart moves in the pre-application stage. I remember the first time a friend told me she had signed up for a certain class because it was…

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What Downsizing At Law Schools Means for Applicants

Recently the Wall Street Journal reported that several law schools are planning to reduce the size of their incoming JD classes (“With Profession Under Stress, Law Schools Cut Admissions”). Now I’ll never get in! I’m sure that’s what law school applicants across the country were thinking. While it is true that fewer places means increased competition to get into law school, serious applicants should actually be pleased. In taking what appear to be drastic measures, law schools have actually increased the value of…

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