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Law School Applicants Can Prevent Self-Sabotage

Everyone hates the feeling of being judged. Law school admissions officers go out of their way to frame the admissions process as just getting to know candidates and finding the ones who best fit their school. Ultimately, however, admissions decisions will leave some applicants excited or relieved and others disappointed or regretful. This uncertainty makes …

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Q&A: How to Explain an Unconventional Background When Applying to Law School

"I am not the most traditional nor competitive law school applicant. I am in my 30s and have worked the last decade as a professional dancer. My academic path has been far from straightforward, but I am trying to do everything in my power to put my best foot forward. Given my unconventional background, how …

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Q&A: How to Prepare for the LSAT on a Budget

The arms race among various LSAT test preparation options can make it seem like every LSAT-taker must pay through the nose for courses and study materials. Certainly, there are programs that applicants have found to be worthwhile investments, particularly for those who need help keeping their study plans on track. However, self-motivated test-takers can get …

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How Extracurriculars Affect Law School Admissions

All extracurricular activities are important because they show a commitment to a community or discipline beyond yourself, whether that means volunteering for a political campaign, joining an intramural ultimate Frisbee team or practicing a demanding art. However, some extracurricular activities stand out more than others on a law school application.

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. Last spring, 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 a pass-fail basis. …

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Q&A: Choosing Apps That Can Support LSAT Prep

Less than a year after the LSAT went digital, the COVID-19 pandemic began pushing LSAT prep largely online. Applicants weighing test preparation options now have to think about which methods will allow them to study safely and practice social distancing. In-person classes and tutoring are out; virtual courses and resources are in. Smartphone applications seem …

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How to Flag Questions on the Digital LSAT

This month marks the first birthday of the digital LSAT. Its inaugural year brought growing pains and frustration even before the COVID-19 pandemic forced the replacement of in-person tests with the remotely administered LSAT-Flex. The Law School Admission Council recently announced that the LSAT-Flex will supplant the in-person LSAT through August, and possibly later.

Political Views and Law School Applications

Independence Day this year will feel uncharacteristically subdued, with public gatherings nixed and political tensions rising. Even those unable to enjoy a barbecue and fireworks with friends and family may still find themselves embroiled in one of America’s oldest pastimes – political debate. Political passions have deep roots in the U.S., and many dreams of …

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