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Shooting for a T14 Law Degree? 7 Suggestions for Summer Opportunities

The summer before you apply to law school is a great opportunity to gain relevant professional experience. If you are serious about applying to law school, use this summer to demonstrate the qualities law school admissions committees will be looking for: a strong work ethic; excellent research and writing; creativity; and initiative. Nurturing relationships with… View Article

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Tips on Writing a Great Law School Application Addendum

You have numerous opportunities to share your experiences in your law school applications through the personal statement, diversity statement, and short answer responses. However, you may need to explain irregularities or discrepancies in your application, too. An addendum can address potential red flags. Typically, addenda are short, objective paragraphs that respectfully ask the admissions committee… View Article

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Five Questions to Ask Yourself When Applying to Law School

This was originally published as an expert guest post on TippingtheScales. Since elementary school, people have told you that you would make a good lawyer. Or maybe you are in your senior year in college and, for the first time, are considering a career in law. If either of these scenarios sound familiar, now is… View Article

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Want to Influence Public Policy? 5 Law School Admissions Tips To Make It Happen

If you are interested in attending law school because you hope to shape or influence public policy, there are many options for you. According to this US News article, a law degree is a terrific pathway to government work. Start with the substance – always. “Policy” can be a broad term, so begin by identifying… View Article

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6 Tips on Surviving 1L Year

You’ve made it to law school. Congratulations! You are on your way to one of the most challenging but exciting academic journeys that you could imagine. Obviously attending class, outlining, and studying are critical to your 1L year. But there is a lot more to 1L year success than just studying. It’s important to step… View Article

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Law School Admissions Tips: 5 Secrets for an Awesome Diversity Statement

Get a head start on your essays now, especially if you do not like writing! The law school Diversity Statement is typically an optional essay, a companion to your required “Personal Statement.” The Diversity Statement provides law schools details about you: your personal experiences, your unique voice, and how you will add a diverse perspective… View Article

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Please and Thank You: 7 Tips to Getting Stellar Letters of Recommendation for Law School Applications

It is not too early to get a head start on a critical part of your law school applications: letters of recommendation. Letters from your professors or employers tell an important story about you: your work ethic, intellectual curiosity, character and drive. You should have a minimum of two, and potentially up to four, strong… View Article

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5 Summer Tips to Put Your Law School Applications Ahead of the Curve

If you’re applying to law school, the month of July isn’t just about barbecues and beach volleyball. This month is an opportunity to make important early progress in your law school application process. Here are five key priorities through the month of July: Create an Account on LSAC.org The Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) is… View Article

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Law School Admissions First Steps: 3 Things You Can Do Now

Whether you’re applying in the upcoming admissions cycle or might wait until next year, if you’re committed to applying to law school, you can take the following steps toward submitting your applications right now. 1. LSAC Registrations The Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) is the organization that manages all aspects of the law school application… View Article

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What You Need To Know About Law School Deadlines

Because law schools use a rolling admissions cycle, it is often daunting to figure out each school’s application deadline, if they have one at all, and what one should do if the stated deadline has passed. “Hard” vs. “Soft” Law School Deadlines Because of the rolling nature of the law school admissions cycle, candidates submit… View Article

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