Podcast 32: What’s Your Major? – The Courses That Help You Get In & Succeed In Law School

For many, the road to law school begins in college.  Early on, you may wonder if there’s a way to focus your undergraduate studies to help your law school application stand out or to prepare you for the rigor of law school. Are there courses that can help boost your LSAT score?  Do certain majors help convince the admissions committee that you’re “law school ready?” Which undergraduate classes might actually help you as a law student?  We talk with top law school admissions deans, a prelaw advisor,…

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Podcast 31: Law School Optional Essays & Addenda – What to Say & When to Say It

What exactly is an “optional” essay and is it really optional?  Separate and apart from the personal statement, many law schools offer applicants the opportunity to submit “optional essays,” on a range of topics and to explain certain aspects of their application through an addendum.  When should you write these essays and what should you say?  We asked deans of admission, an admissions consultant and a prelaw advisor when an applicant should choose to answer these supplementary questions, how these essays…

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Podcast 30: Mastering LSAT Logical Reasoning – Strategies to Ace the Most Important Part of the Test

It’s no exaggeration to say that the logical reasoning section is the most important part of the  LSAT.  Since two of the four scored sections consist of logical reasoning questions, it accounts for half your scaled score on the test.  So, mastering the questions in these sections is twice as important to as any other single portion of the test.  With that in mind, we asked our experts to break down the types of questions you’ll encounter, how…

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Podcast 29: Planning Your Law School Application Timeline – What to Do & When to Do It

Planning and getting through the law school application process can be a daunting task. Where should you start? How should you map out the next year so that everything gets done and gets done well? When should you take the LSAT? When should you make your list of schools? When should you actually fill out the application. Prelaw advisors, a top admissions consultant and a student give you solid advice on when to start your law school application process, addressing…

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Podcast 28: Mastering LSAT Reading Comprehension – Strategies to Improve Your Speed & Accuracy

You probably think you’re a pretty good “reader,” but the reading comprehension section of the LSAT catches many test-takers by surprise.   It’s easy to feel rushed when reading long passages on dry material and to struggle with answering complex questions with the correct answers.  And while these passages and question-types are similar to what you’ve seen and done before with other standardized tests, this familiarity may not translate into success on LSAT test day.  Our guests caution students who overlook this section in test prep…

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Podcast 27: Spotlighting the Sports & Entertainment Law Practice Area – Career Tracks for Law Students

The legal specialty of sports and entertainment law sounds pretty glamorous. If you’re thinking about a career in this field, you may be drawn by the prospect of representing celebrities, athletes, authors, entertainers and their employers.  But what exactly is this practice area? What do sports and entertainment lawyers actually do?  How can law students pursue a career in this specialty?  We explore this topic and speak with lawyers who serve as outside and in-house counsel in some of the…

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Podcast 26: Cancelling or Retaking the LSAT – What to Do When Test Day Doesn’t Go as Planned

You’ve walked out of the LSAT feeling it was a particularly bad day for you, or you’ve just learned that your score is lower than you had hoped. Your initial instinct might be to just take the test again, but before you register for the next administration of the test, listen to our experts tell you what you need to know to plan your next steps. When should you cancel your score? When should you retake the…

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Podcast 25: Mastering LSAT Logic Games – Tips to Beat the Toughest Part of the Test

What’s the toughest part of the LSAT?  While each test-taker has his or her own strengths and weaknesses, there’s a general concensus that most people find the Logic Games section the most intimidating part of the test.  The good news?  It’s also the section where, with preparation, test-takers also see the biggest score increase.   We’ve gathered our test prep experts to offer you their strategies to helping you  beat this challenging section and achieve your highest score…

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Podcast 24: Law School Exam Prep – Advice to Help You Make the Grade

It’s a well-known fact.  First–year grades are really important to law students. And second-semester grades are your best chance to distinguish yourself.  These are what law firm interviewers and prospective employers will look to when you’re hunting for summer work next year and beyond. Plus, master these basic skills now and they will serve you well for two more years.  Hear from law students and professors. What study techniques worked? What didn’t? What to do if first…

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Podcast 23: Regional or National Law Schools – Selecting the Right School For You

Law school is expensive and the choice of where to go is likely the biggest investment decision that you have yet to face. Should you opt for a school near where you want to live and work or the school with a high ranking or big national name? How do you calculate the return on your investment? Will the regional schools get you where you want to go, or do you need a national law school to…

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