LSAT Scores: The Waiting Game

Need to keep busy while you wait for your LSAT score? Why not paint your apartment!? It’s late June, which means those of you who took the test earlier this month are “playing the waiting game,” as they say (the same people who use expressions like “have a case of the Mondays” and “TMI”). I wanted to write a post on how to wait when you’re impatient, so I googled “how to wait.” The tips that I…

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Law School Admissions Tip #4: Choosing a Topic for Your Personal Statement

The Top 15 Things Every Applicant to Law School 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 importance of extracurricular activities in the law school admissions process In my 15 years working in graduate and undergraduate admissions, I have read hundreds, if not thousands, of personal statements. A scant few of those essays have been…well…really bad. Most have…

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Fuel Your Mind for the LSAT: Brain Food for Test Day Success

Hungry? If you’re gearing up for next week’s June 2012 LSAT now is not the time to grab a Snickers. As the clock ticks closer to the big day you may have found yourself in the repetitive study, eat, sleep, routine. Hopefully by now you have the studying and sleeping down to a science, but it is just as crucial to keep in mind that what you put into your stomach could be just as important as…

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Trying to Beat the LSAT Clock? New Podcast Offers Time Management Tips For the Test

Do you feel like the clock is working against you on the LSAT?  You’re not alone.  One of the most challenging parts of the test is working through all the questions – and doing so thoroughly — within the time allotted.  The key is to get your pacing down.  In our latest podcast, Beat the LSAT Clock: Time Management Techniques to Put You On Pace for a Higher Score, you will learn that there are proven strategies for maximizing the number of…

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Law School Admissions Tip No.3: Extracurricular Activities, Community Service, and Leadership – What Counts?

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 importance of extracurricular activities in the law school admissions process Part of your strategy for applying to law school should be figuring out what makes you stand apart from the crowd. The numbers are the numbers, but what you do outside of…

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Law School Admissions Tip #2: Timing is Everything, and Earlier is Better

 The Top 15 Things Every Applicant to 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 importance of timing in the law school admissions process. My brother’s favorite saying is, “Go early and go high.” This is the way he enjoys his hiking – pure, pristine, and in solitude. It is how he best appreciates…

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The Dumb Kids Didn’t Get the Message? Whoa, there.

By Mary Adkins, Manhattan LSAT Teacher. Manhattan LSAT is a leading LSAT-exclusive test preparation provider. If you don’t know much about the LSAT, you can read the Manhattan LSAT intro guide or attend one of the free workshops (available in NYC and Live Online). You may have heard the news. At the end of a decade of soaring law school application numbers, they’ve finally started plummeting. Over the past two years, there has been a notable dip in the number of people taking the…

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Weighing The Value of a Challenging Class, a Low Grade & Some Time Off

Here’s a recent inquiry from one of our listeners and some info from our podcasts that may be helpful: I am a college senior with one semester left before I graduate. I am currently studying for the LSAT. This semester I chose to take a logic class and while I am learning the material, the class is difficult and I already know it’s going to lower my GPA. Therefore I’m thinking of holding off on law school right after I graduate. How highly…

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Law School Admissions Tip #1: Develop Your Law School Admissions Strategy

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 starts with “Law School Admissions Strategy.”   Numbers and stats for law school admission are important – certainly more so even than for undergraduate – but the right components of your application can make all the difference in the world. Does it seem like…

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Beyond ‘Thinking Like a Lawyer’ – New Podcast Looks at Changes in Law School Curriculum

Should we anticipate saying good-bye to the traditional law school classroom experience, famously depicted in movies, television and shared by legions of 1Ls who have endured it while learning to “think like a lawyer?” Not quite, though there’s a lot of talk these days about changes in the legal profession — and how law schools should respond.  The debate centers on the value and relevance of the traditional law school curriculum and is prompted in large part by the dismal economy in recent…

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