Common reasons law students drop out of law school

25 December 2020

U.S. NEWS — Before investing time, money, and energy into law school, think about the following reasons why many law students drop out and how you can avoid making a costly misstep. The common reasons students leave law school include overconfidence, unanticipated hardship, unmet expectations, and wrong fit.

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Podcast: Advice for prospective law students in navigating law school admissions

12 December 2020

STITCHER — It’s time for your questions! Miriam and Kristi respond to listener questions about researching schools during a global pandemic, “good” writing, how long it takes to read a file, and more (with a shout-out to Malcolm Gladwell along the way).

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Advice for students considering a legal career

12 December 2020

U.S. NEWS — Once a person has determined that the legal profession is a good fit, they should start seeking out academic and extracurricular experiences that will prepare them to be a great lawyer. Aspiring lawyers should take classes that involve extensive reading and writing so that they can become better readers and writers.

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LSAT writing sample advice for prospective law students

12 December 2020

U.S. NEWS — The LSAT writing sample is ungraded but included in the report that law school admissions officers receive. In practice, the essay is of negligible importance. After all, your personal statement, recommendation letters, transcript and other materials reflect your writing abilities better.

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A look at University of Akron Law’s ‘3+3’ accelerated bachelor’s/JD program

12 December 2020

UNIVERSITY OF AKRON SCHOOL OF LAW — In the 3 + 3 program, students complete enough credits in 3 years of college to start law school in their 4th year. They fulfill their bachelor’s degree requirements through the successful completion of their first-year law school courses, saving them a full year of undergraduate study and expenses.

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University of Dayton Law announces five-year accelerated bachelor’s/JD program

11 December 2020

UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON — Aspiring criminal justice studies and philosophy majors thinking about law school can get their bachelor’s and law degrees in five years instead of the traditional seven at the University of Dayton, thanks to fast-track programs that will save students tuition and living expenses.

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George Washington Law students launch pre-law mentorship program

10 December 2020

THE GW HATCHET — GW Law students launched a mentorship program earlier this month to provide pre-law undergraduates with resources to study for the LSAT and advise them on their law school application essays. Students involved with the program said current law school students and attorneys are paired with undergraduates.

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College application group reports decrease in applications, especially among first-generation applicants and those eligible for aid

28 November 2020

INSIDE HIGHER ED — The Common Application received 8 percent fewer applications through Nov. 2 compared to last year, and 60 percent of its 921 members were reporting application declines. Applications from first-generation students and those eligible for application fee waivers were down 16 percent.

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Podcast: A look at law school admissions and the LSAT-Flex

28 November 2020

SPIVEY CONSULTING GROUP — In this podcast, Mike Spivey and PowerScore founder Dave Killoran ask each other questions about law school admissions (Mike’s wheelhouse) and the LSAT (Dave’s specialty). You can listen to this podcast through the video below, or through SoundCloud or Apple Podcasts.

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Advice for applying to law schools in a competitive environment

18 November 2020

THE NATIONAL JURIST — Applications to law school are way up so far, this year. I’ve never seen them increase so much in one cycle. Understandably, the uncertain job market, and interest in politics and social justice are some of the reasons. How can you increase your chances of being successful?

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