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Paralegal Experience and Law School Applicants

Before putting time and money into a law degree, it helps to know what you are getting into. Taking law-related classes, volunteering with legal organizations on campus or in a community, attending information sessions with prelaw advisers and law school admissions officers, and asking lawyers within your extended network about their careers can help you …

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The Impact of the Coronavirus on Legal Education

American law schools, typically traditionalist and resistant to change, have adapted with rare urgency to the continuing coronavirus pandemic. In the spring of 2020, most law schools – like other educational institutions – moved classes online, canceled campus activities and events, and restricted libraries and other facilities. Many allowed their students to take classes on …

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Pros, Cons of Applying Early Decision to Law School

Because the law school admissions process is rolling, those who apply early in the fall have the highest odds of acceptance. Some applicants seek a further edge by applying either early decision or early action. Early decision and early action applicants submit their complete applications months before the general application deadline. In turn, their applications …

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Academic Projects Enhance Law School Applications

When you apply to law school, admissions officers receive transcripts from every institution of higher learning that you have attended, compiled through the Law School Admission Council’s Credential Assembly Service. They will look at the grades on these transcripts. In addition to your overall grade point average, they will note any inconsistencies or trends of …

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What to Know About Law School Optional Essays

Every law school requires a personal statement, typically limited to two or three double-spaced pages. Nearly all law schools also allow for an optional diversity statement of one or two pages, double-spaced. Prompts for diversity statements vary among law schools, but typically concern an applicant’s identity and background, past hardships or potential to contribute to …

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