Category Archive: LSAT

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Tips for Making the Career Change to Lawyer

It’s funny, if you Google “career change to lawyer,” you’ll find article after article providing tips to people transitioning from their careers as lawyers to some other field. Keep scrolling and you’ll find the occasional article about making the transition from law student to actual attorney. You won’t find many articles about making a career change from one field to the legal field, however. As a bit of a corrective, that’s what we’ll discuss today. So, assuming the deluge of articles about leaving the field of law didn’t already deter you from pursuing a legal education or career, here are some things you might want to know about making such a career change.

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A Beginner’s Guide to the LSAT

So you’re planning on taking the LSAT? You sure?

OK, of course you’re sure. You’re going to law school, so you know you have to take this exam. Perhaps you’ve been following our step-by-step approach to applying to law school, and you’re currently stuck on step number 2. Or maybe you just caught wind of LSAC’s newly released test dates for 2020 and 2021, and you’re thinking about signing up for one of the dates.

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A Step-by-Step Approach to Applying to Law School

Applying to law school can feel like a labyrinthine process, we know. So we thought, as a bit of public service, we’d simplify this process as best as we can. Here are the fifteen steps you need to take to apply to law school, along with a deluge of links to posts on how to make the most of your law school applications.

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January 2020 LSAT Instant Reaction

January test takers, you did it. You drove to your test center, waited through an interminable check-in process, sat in your assigned seat, and … used a stylus to click the screen on a Microsoft Surface Go for about three-and-a-half hours. Big congratulations there.

We kid, we kid. These moments are worthy of a sincere congratulations. In fact, if anything, you’re probably not proud enough of your accomplishment

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LSAT Mottos for Test Day

When I was a kid, my dad had the answer to every problem written on a little notecard. It had text on both sides, painstakingly typed, printed, and taped to the center of the card. One side read BREATHE IN, and the other BREATHE OUT.

He thinks he’s funny.

And lucky for all of you, I’ve inherited his sense of humor.

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An Unsettling PSA: Your Test Day May Not Go Perfectly

A test that has been administered on pen and paper for decades goes digital … what could possibly go wrong? Turns out, quite a lot! Test-day horror stories from LSAT takers ever since the big September digital switch have been terrifying: three-hour check in queues, tablets malfunctioning, proctors reading outdated instructions … anything can happen!

Although we don’t want to drive you into a panic just a few days before your test, we want to make sure you are prepared in case something does go wrong.

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Predictions for the January 2020 LSAT

Folks, it’s that time again. We summoned our in-house LSAT prognosticator from his lair, and he arrived in a tattered red tunic and blue wizard hat embroidered with good stars and crescent moons. (We ask if he’s been paying close attention to the LSAT, but by the looks of it he’s mostly been watching Fantasia on Disney+.) Nonetheless, we retrieved his crystal ball and his LSAT-themed tarot cards, we hired an astrologer-consultant to assure everyone that Mercury is in fact not in retrograde, so we need not expect a crazy weird logic game — and our prognosticator will finally to make some predictions for the January LSAT.

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2019 LSAT Superlatives

We’re three days into the new year, and our review of 2020 so far? It’s already pretty scary. Not only is the January LSAT scheduled to go in ten days, but WWIII is now trending on Twitter. So excuse us for continuing to bask in the warm bath of recent nostalgia. In our last post, we reviewed all the LSAT news from the news-packed year of 2019. Today, we’re going to take a closer look at the all the LSATs published in 2019. As we did last year, we’ll do so by rewarding LSAT superlatives to these exams …

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All the LSAT News from 2019

The end of 2019 fast approaching. If 2019 were an LSAT, we’d have just finished making our frantic, final answer selections in the fifth section, and would now be listening to the proctor drone on about some final instructions before being dismissed. Which is to say that our minds would be drifting away from the LSAT and towards how much we’re going to celebrate finishing the test. But before we let our minds drift away from 2019 and towards our New Year’s Eve celebrations, we thought it’d be appropriate to reflect on all the changes to the LSAT this year brought.