Tag Archive: law school applications

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Fall Into LSAT Prep

We know, we know…it’s not cool to skip seasons or holidays. Just because summer is a distant memory, does not mean we should start pulling out the Christmas decorations. And yet, we’re already looking past Halloween in anticipation of the November LSAT. The fact is, classes to prep for the November LSAT are starting soon

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Applying After the December LSAT

A few months ago, I went fishing for the first time in a couple years. I got up early, grabbed my pole, walked down to the water, and got set up before dawn. I had the most success in the two hours after sunrise — fish are usually more active right after the sun comes up. People who came later still caught fish, but their window of opportunity was smaller.

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The Way Forward

The December LSAT was this past Saturday, which, huzzah, you’re done with studying for the dang thing. But what if you feel like you didn’t do as well as you wanted?

First of all, did you really do as poorly as you thought you did? Or are you someone who is always convinced that you did terribly after every exam (“I swear, I failed that test!”), but it always turns out that you did fine (“Never mind, I got an A.”)? In other words, are you a Chicken Little, convinced the world is going to end because you might’ve gotten a few problems wrong (which is perfectly normal, by the way)?

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Logical Reasonings / 10.22.15

A. Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi Hearing quickly turned into a shouting match. New York Times

B. Northwestern Law School received $100 million Pritzker gift. Chicago Tribune

C. The recent spike in law school applications could lead to tougher competition for admissions. The Daily Campus

D. Failed the Bar Exam? Now what? Above the Law

E. Is it possible to love anything as much as this Shiba Inu loves digging holes in the sand? Mashable

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Logical Reasonings / 10.19.15

A. Larry David as Bernie Sanders. One word: YES. Politico

B. For the first time, Northwestern Law School’s new interview option allows prospective students to interview from their own home. Northwestern University

C. She went from tenure law professor to stand-up comedian… Above the Law

D. Major TV networks are being hit With Antitrust Lawsuit over NFL rights deals. Hollywood Reporter

E. Law school applications may have spiked for the first time in years. Education Dive

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How to Get Letters of Recommendation

When I was an undergrad, I went to office hours with my professors a maximum of one time per semester on average. I didn’t like speaking in class, and I never stayed after to ask questions at the end of class. As you might imagine, this made it somewhat difficult to find professors who would remember me, let alone write a letter of recommendation on my behalf. If you’re in a similar position, this post is for you—I’ll be going over some ways to try to get letters of recommendation when you’re not particularly close with any of your professors.

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The Necessity of Law Internships

Look. You could go to law school because you’re a humanities major and that’s just what humanities majors do. Or, you could get some work experience at a law firm before you take the plunge into law school. Law school is not for everybody. Neither is practicing law.

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How Useful Are LSAC Evaluations?

Five years ago, LSAC rolled out an evaluation service. Evaluations are like letters of recommendations—those who know you judge your personal capabilities based on what they have seen of you—but in quantified form. There are questions within categories such as intellectual skill and task management, and, for each question, evaluators must select from the same answer choices: Below Average (Bottom 50%), Average (Top 50%), Good (Top 25%), Very Good (Top 10%), Excellent (Top 5%), Truly Exceptional (Top 1–2%), and Inadequate Opportunity to Judge. Evaluators also had space in each category (up to 750 characters) to make comments.

Back then, three schools required evaluations: Albany Law School, University of Detroit Mercy, and University of Montana.