Advice for law school applicants on preparing for the LSAT

February 15, 2024

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT — Even for law school applicants untroubled by test anxiety, test day is never going to go as smoothly as a practice test. Test-takers must prepare for test-day challenges, whether they choose to take the LSAT from the comfort of home or at a dedicated testing facility with staff available if something goes awry.

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Advice on preparing for the LSAT

February 7, 2024

U.S NEWS & WORLD REPORT — The LSAT — or Law School Admission Test — is the most common standardized test that law schools require prospective students to take. 

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Applying too close to deadlines could hurt applicants’ chances of getting into law school

January 31, 2024

ABA JOURNAL — If a student from an underrepresented community applies to law school right before the deadline, then they are already late, according to a report from the AccessLex Institute released in December.

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Advice on selecting an LLM program

January 31, 2024

THE NATIONAL JURIST — If you ask people about the purpose of a J.D., the general answer will likely be that it is the degree needed to become a lawyer in the United States. While the reality is a bit more nuanced (a prime example: foreign-educated lawyers), I think that captures the expected “purpose” well.

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Advice for prospective law students on application strategy

January 31, 2024

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT — The law school application process is rooted in heartfelt dreams. Only a tightly held dream can carry an applicant through the gauntlet required for admission, from taking the LSAT or GRE to patiently enduring months on a waitlist.

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How students can prepare for law school interviews

January 25, 2024

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT — Admissions interviews are a way law schools gauge the fit of a prospective student.

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Advice for students on creating a plan for each year of law school

January 25, 2024

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT — To apply to law school in the U.S., it is not important to study law in college or to fulfill any sort of academic prerequisites beyond earning an undergraduate degree. Thus, it’s never too late in life to decide to pursue law school. Indeed, many law schools increasingly prefer applicants with work experience.

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Opinion: Aspiring law students from underrepresented groups should start law school applications early

January 19, 2024

BARRIER BREAKERS — The relative scarcity of minority legal professionals is still a concern despite the accelerating changes over the decade. According to the 2021 NALP report on diversity, 10.75% of firm partners were lawyers of color, with 46% being Asian Americans, 31% Hispanic, and 24% Black.

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Advice for dealing with stress while applying to law schools

January 17, 2024

NATURAL JURIST — In addition to general application anxiety, with the upcoming changes to the LSAT, future bar exam format, and changes in the legal profession, there’s a lot going on. While some of the anxiety can’t be helped, there are steps you can take to feel more in control.

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A look at optional essays in law school applications 

January 17, 2024

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT — Every law school requires applicants to submit a personal statement, typically limited to two or three double-spaced pages, along with a resume typically limited to two pages.

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