Applicants to Get Better Employment Data To Weigh In Choosing Law Schools

Law school applicants hear this (sound) advice all the time:  Do your research and choose carefully when selecting a law school.  In the future, law school applicants will have better, more transparent, information to work with as they do that research. Better, though not perfect. The ABA’s law school accrediting arm will require law schools to provide more detailed employment information.  According to Indiana University law professor William Henderson, writing on The Legal Whiteboard, “over the last 18 months, three separate ABA groups — the Questionnaire Committee, Standards…

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The Law School Rankings Shuffle

The U. S. News & World Report “Best Law Schools 2013″ is out – and there’s a bit of shuffling around in some of the top spots and a few big jumps elsewhere. Yale remains ranked #1 (holding the spot since 1990), Stanford moves up to the #2 spot (from #3) and Harvard moves to #3 (Harvard held the #2 spot since 2007 and Stanford had jointly held the #2 spot with Harvard in 2008 and 2009). There was also some shuffling within…

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Planning for the June LSAT & Beyond!

By Manhattan LSAT, 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). Two of the more common questions asked by future LSAT takers are: 1) “When should I begin studying for the LSAT?” and 2) “How long does it typically take to prepare for this exam?” The answer to these basic (yet extremely important!) questions provides a ‘jumping off…

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Does Your Personal Statement Deliver?

By Linda Abraham, founder and president of Accepted.com. 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. Visit Accepted.com for guidance with your law school application today. I attended a lecture over the weekend. As the speaker began, he mentioned a couple of ideas that sounded intriguing, and I settled back expecting him to explore them, perhaps tie them together. Then came a few more…

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Aiming for a Top Law School?

If you’ve got your sights set on a top law school, don’t miss our latest podcast, Getting Into a Top Law School: What It Takes To Join the Elite. Law School Podcaster Host, Diana Jordan, interviewed admissions deans from some of the most prestigious law schools, and a leading author/consultant, to find out what sets the top-tier schools apart and how you can aim high and nail your target — if that’s what you want. And that’s important.  Our guests all say,  first make sure an…

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Spotlight: Law Career Specialties

When thinking about legal career specialties, the first thing that comes to mind for many people is a criminal attorney – a lawyer who defends the accused or prosecutes him/her. But for current and future law students, there are dozens of other interesting practice areas to consider (like banking, corporate, transactional, bankruptcy, just to name a few). And for those interested in civil litigation, there is also a wide range of specialties, everything from personal injury law…

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Last Minute LSAT Tips for February test-takers!

With just days to go before the February LSAT, we gathered some helpful tips from our podcasts and posts. “[T]he last week, I generally suggest to people to increase the amount of review and decrease the amount of new exposure because there’s not a lot you’re going to learn in that last week. But what you can do is set your timing and set your rhythm. And remind yourself of the things you’ve learned because the thing…

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Is the ABA to Blame for the High Cost of Legal Education?

By Accepted.com, the premier admissions consultancy and essay editing company, that has helped applicants around the world gain admissions to over 450+ top schools since 1994. Visit Accepted.com for guidance with your law school application today.  Segal is at it again. In his latest piece for The New York Times, he shifts the focus to the ABA and its detrimental impact on legal education. Segal notes that in order for a law school to even obtain provisional accreditation, it must meet a…

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Taking a Look Inside the Minds of Law School Applicants

Here’s some insight into what today’s law school applicants are thinking about.  Veritas Prep, a leading law school admissions consulting provider, released the results of its annual “Inside the Minds of Law School Applicants” research report, and not surprisingly, it seems the plight of new lawyers in the challenging legal job market is weighing more heavily on prospective and current applicants. Among the findings, the study from Veritas Prep noted a 13 percent decrease in law school applicants who would still apply…

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What’s Your Major? New Podcast Looks at Best Studies for Undergrads Interested in Law School

Your pre-med friends have no doubt been taking science classes since freshman year as they work their way towards the MCAT and applying to medical school. If you’ve got law school on your mind, you probably already know that there’s no particular course of studies recommended and there’s no single path to  prepare you for a legal education. Still, a big question law school applicants ask is, what can you study as an undergrad to position yourself well for the admissions process and for law…

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