Tag Archive: gpa

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How to Prepare for Law School as Sophomore

Hello, overachieving sophomore! Sophomore year of college is an exciting time, is it not? You’re finally getting to pick your own classes rather than take core requirements, navigated the party scene campus life, and may even be applying to internships.

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How to Prepare for Law School as a Freshman

Hi! I am a college freshman hoping to go to law school! What should I be doing?

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My first reaction to questions like the above is a simple, “Wow.” While most college freshman are worrying about who they’ll sit with in the dining hall, some nerds pre-law freshman are worrying about LAW SCHOOL. Ugh.

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Studying for the LSAT and Your Finals … at the Same Time

The June LSAT is on its way. If you’re a student, so are finals. The best part of college. The memories you’ll revisit with your friends for years and years. If you’re on the semester system you’ll probably have finals well out of the way before the LSAT. If you’re on the quarter system, finals will likely be there to distract you in the final weeks leading up to the LSAT. Either way, you’ll have to balance studying for finals with studying for the LSAT.

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Law School Admission Standards Have Been Declining. That’s Good News … Right …?

Harvard Law recently decided to allow applicants to submit GRE scores in lieu of LSAT scores. The move has added fuel to the fire that law schools are needlessly lowering their academic standards. Good news for those who are about to apply, right? Well … lower standards come with ramifications both positive and negative.

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Logical Reasonings / 6.15.15

A) All that you ever wanted to know about undergrad and transfer GPAs. That might be an exaggeration; some of what you ever wanted to know about undergrad and transfer GPAs. U.S. News and World Report

B) When and how to ask for letters of recommendation. Prelaw Guru

C) A new partnership between four law schools is aimed at helping recent law grads get jobs and experience… by following the example of medical residencies. I can’t wait for the Scrubs spinoff. Above the Law

D) Five ways to approach your job everyday that maximize positivity and efficiency. Ms. JD

E) When a jellyfish loses a limb, it just reorganizes the rest of them. I wish I was that resilient when I lose my car keys. New York Times

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Logical Reasonings / 4.13.15

A) Above the Law‘s interesting law school decision series is back with a Google employee’s two-school conundrum.

B) Use your application addendum to highlight improvements in GPA. U.S. News & World Report

C) Is it cheating to ask for help when you search for a legal job? Short answer: No. Long answer: Nooooooooooooo. About.com

D) Top law firms won’t represent anti-gay marriage cases in the Supreme Court. New York Times

E) The best and worst moments from the MTV Movie Awards. (This is for anyone older than 22–I’m going to assume the rest of you already saw it.) Rolling Stone

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Will Law Schools See My Foreign Transcripts?

Today’s post comes to us from our friends at Anna Ivey Consulting. We asked Anna to answer a question posed to us in the blog comments:

I had about two semesters worth of credit from US undergrad schools, then another two from St. Andrews in Scotland, before leaving school for awhile. I’m finishing up through the University of London International Programme this May. The LSAC put my US GPAs on the report and then just put “foreign” for the st. andrews and uol grades. How might law schools consider this? Do they look at the individual transcripts or just the lsac report? My US GPA was really great, but the uol classes have been so-so given that I also am working beyond-full-time while finishing.

Here’s what she had to say.

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Logical Reasonings / 12.15.14

A) Evaluate your GPA and LSAT score to set a law school application strategy. US News & World Report

B) Six areas of the law you might be interested in exploring. Ms. JD

C) British Columbia revoked approval for a discriminatory Christian law school. Oh, Canada. CBC

D) A Spiderman web shooter is forcing SCOTUS to reconsider a 50-year old decision. But WHEN will they hear my infringement case regarding the Batpoon? Wall Street Journal

E) “If you have become dissatisfied with mass-produced legal representation, stop by my scriveners shop; for I am an artisanal attorney.” McSweeney’s Internet Tendency