New Year, New LSAT, New Review Workshop

Deep within the Manhattan LSAT Geek Lair (a real place, by the way, located somewhere in the mountains of Colorado), a team of master LSAT teachers has been dissecting and deconstructing the December 2012 LSAT. While it was Socrates who said “the only true wisdom is knowing you know nothing”, we’re never going to stop in our relentless mission to fill the world with all of the geeky truisms of being a top scorer the LSAT. Join…

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Holiday Gift Suggestions for Pre-Law and Law Students

  Sometimes the best gifts are the most practical gifts. While it’s usually more fun during the holidays to give and receive silly tchotchkes like this one here, or here, you can trust that you (or your pre-law giftee) will appreciate something more useful in the long-run. So whether you’re jotting down your own holiday wish list or buying for an aspiring lawyer, consider some of the following gift suggestions: 1. Black’s Law Dictionary (Standard Ninth Edition)- This is the…

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All I Want for the Holidays: Some Help With My Law School Personal Statement!

    Admit Advantage has got you covered with a free webinar tomorrow! The Dos and Don’ts of Personal Statements Thursday, December 13, 2012 7pm CST/ 8pm EST The right personal statement can make all the difference and help you overcome less than stellar LSAT scores or GPAs! Even applicants with great numbers, need top-notch personal statements to make them stand out. The Admit Advantage law director will teach you how to make the best impression with…

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Changing the Law School Experience

There’s a lot of talk these days about changes in the traditional law school curriculum.  Until recently, a law student’s educational experience hadn’t changed much in the past several decades: law students read and brief appellate cases, and law professors use the Socratic Method to pose a sequence of questions, leading students to think through legal concepts and problems (to supposedly ”learn to think like a lawyer“). But the tighter legal job market has forced some changes. Law firms, businesses, and the…

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What’s (Law School Class) Size Got To Do With Your Application?

If you’re applying to law school, you might think this is your lucky year.  The legal job market remains weak and the number of law school applicants is down.   With the struggling job market and with smaller class sizes it is really important to work harder and network to take advantage of getting more one on one commitments with a professor.  By looking at it in a positive light, by hard work and networking, you can rise to the top like Steven…

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Telling Your Story: Slicing Through the Writer’s Block

A personal statement is really no more than telling a story—one that illuminates the “you” a law school would be lucky to have in its student body. In this series, “Telling Your Story,” jdMission Senior Consultant Mary Adkins discusses how elements of storytelling can—and should—be applied to your personal statement. Stay tuned for more in this series! We all suffer from writer’s block sometimes, and it can be particularly brutal when the stakes are high… like when you are…

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The Undergraduate Perspective: Lessons Learned the Summer Before I Applied to Law School

Adam Goodman is a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he is majoring in History and Political Science. Adam is a guest blogger for Law School Podcaster, documenting his decision to go to law school and his progress through the law school admissions process. When Adam is not studying or writing, he can be found charming co-eds, playing intramural sports, and participating in various philanthropic events. I have about a month and a half until I take…

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New Podcast Helps You Countdown to the LSAT With a Plan for Success

Once you’ve registered for the LSAT, and your test date is on the calendar, it’s time to figure out how you’ll prepare for the test. How much time is enough time? Where do you begin?  Our new podcast explores your crunch time until the LSAT and our guests help you develop a time-based plan that focuses on what you need to do between now and the time you take the test. As you begin studying for the LSAT, you need…

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Free Webinar Helps You Make Your Personal Statement Stand Out

Sponsored by Admit Advantage and Back By Popular Demand… The Dos and Don’ts of Personal Statements Monday, 11/5     8pm EDT Time is getting short! Don’t spin your wheels over your personal statement. Join us for a discussion of the key features of a successful statement. The right personal statement can make all the difference and help you overcome less than stellar LSAT scores or GPAs! Even applicants with great numbers, need top-notch personal statements to make them…

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Law School Admissions Tip #8: Reasons for Choosing a School

By Catherine Cook, an Accepted.com admissions consultant, published author and former Duke Law admissions officer. Accepted.com, the premier admissions consultancy and essay editing company, has helped applicants around the world gain admissions to over 450+ top schools since 1994. This blog post originally appeared on Accepted Admissions Consulting Blog. 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…

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