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LSAT or GRE? 4 Considerations for Law School Applicants

This was originally published as an expert guest post on the Manhattan Prep Blog GPAs, GREs, LSATs, oh my! There is now a new factor adding to the complexity of all the moving parts of law school applications—the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), traditionally used by many graduate programs outside of law school. In March, Harvard Law School announced… View Article

Top 3 Clichés to Avoid in Your Law School Personal Statement

This was originally published as an expert guest post on TippingtheScales  You’ve taken the LSAT (and hopefully scored well), built a strong academic record in college and pursued internships that prepared you for a career in the law. You are now ready to apply to law school. Bear in mind that law school Admissions Committees… View Article

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

Now that You’re a 1L… 4 Tips for Engaging with Career Services in Law School

Congratulations; you made it to law school! Your hard work as an undergraduate, studying for the LSAT and preparing law school applications has paid off. As you embark upon what will hopefully be a fulfilling journey, consider that you have two jobs while in your first year of law school. Your first responsibility this year,… View Article

Look Beyond the Stats: Law School Selection Tips & Choosing Where to Apply

With just over 200 accredited law schools in the US, “Where should I apply?” can be a difficult question to answer. Aside from the standard advice of applying to the highest ranked schools you will most likely be accepted to given your LSAT and GPA, you should consider a number of additional factors when compiling… View Article

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

Three Key Elements for a Powerful Law School Personal Statement

When a law school admissions officer reads your personal statement, what three words do you want to come to mind? Ideally, the classic triumvirate: passionate, tenacious and successful. There are multiple reasons why this traditional combination works and why it is so important to clearly establish these traits in your application to law school. Identify… View Article

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