Category Archive: Law School

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It’s Application Time: How to Choose Your Schools

You’ve finally got your application all together — LSAT score, transcript, letters of recommendation, and personal statement all uploaded to LSAC and ready to be sent out to the 203 ABA-accredited law schools. But clearly you don’t want to waste valuable time and money on all of them, so you’re going to want to prioritize that list down to schools that are both good fits for you, personally and professionally, as well as ones that you have a good shot at being admitted to.

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How to Pay for Law School

Alright, strap in. Today we’re going to talk about how to pay for law school. Waitwait, come back. Get a fortifying beverage, because we need to talk.

Law school isn’t going to pay for itself. So how are we, the prospective law students, supposed to deal with the terrifying dollar signs that float ominously in the corners of rooms, casting cold shadows and humming with portents of financial doom (or is that just me…)? Let’s, uh … let’s look at some options.

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Making Your Last Year of College Count

Calling all college seniors! It’s now mid-August and the final year of school is approaching, especially for those on semester schedules. And this raises the age-old question: what’s life like after college? To all the prospective lawyers out there, you’ll know the answer already … more college (in the form of law school)!

So what needs to be done to get there? Plenty, and now is the time to get started, especially if you’re looking to apply this admissions cycle (fall/winter).

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The 2018-19 Law School Admissions Data Are In

By this time of the year, you may be starting to cast a nervous eye at your fellow law school applicants. How do you match up to them? Have this year’s LSAT averages been tilted in one direction or another? ARE YOU GOING TO GET IN TO YOUR DREAM SCHOOL OR NOT???

Well, I can’t answer that last question. But we can at least chat about the numbers a bit.

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Law School Dispatches: Where You Live Matters

Law students will share different opinions about the best way to prepare for law school in the summer before your first year (whether it’s reading up on how to take law school exams, or perfecting that summer tan and putting off work for as long as possible). As a law student about to enter my 2L year, I’ve been giving advice to several incoming law students that has little to do with the academics of law school, but probably matters a great deal to a student’s performance and general well-being over the three years of a law school program. That topic is law student housing.

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Dispatches from Law School: Choosing Your Study Group

Study groups are probably one aspect of law school you didn’t even know you needed to worry about (and you shouldn’t worry), but reflecting on my 1L year so far, I’ve had a great study group experience that I attribute to being very lucky, rather than to being prepared. I need to leave the bigger questions about “finding your law school community” and “acing law school exams” for another day (whenever I master those for myself), but I nonetheless have a fresh perspective on study groups to share with all the future 1L’s.

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Another Law School May Be Closing Its Doors

Things are looking very dire for the students of Western State College of Law at Argosy University. As if its name could afford to be any longer, this school will probably be referred to as “the Beleaguered Western State College of Law at Argosy University” whenever it’s brought up this year.

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How to Deal with Multiple Acceptance Letters

There are all kinds of concerns that may arise after you’ve sent off your law school applications: you might be waiting to hear any response at all from law schools, you might be waitlisted at your top choice school, or you might have the more enviable problem of deciding between different schools where you’ve been accepted. Since a lot of applicants do get at least two acceptances, they have to find a way to choose between them. And that process of choosing the right school might look a little different from undergrad, so here’s some key advice to get you started on choosing between your choices of law school.

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Seven Presidents Who Were Lawyers

Today — to commemorate it being the third Monday of February, the date on which we honor George Washington’s birthday, colloquially known as President’s Day and popularly understood as a federal holiday that you may or may not get off from work or class — we’re going to take a look at some of the presidents who were lawyers before being elected.