If you’re reading this, you’re probably at least beginning to think about how to prepare for the LSAT. This should be a very exciting time – you’re starting your journey to law school! It also may be a nerve-wracking time, because the LSAT is one of the most heavily-weighted factors in law school applications (for now at least). There are countless ways to go about preparing for the exam, but there are some mistakes that most students should try to avoid. [Read more…] about Top LSAT Mistakes to Avoid
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Receiving a low LSAT score can be a devastating experience. I remember the fear I felt during the four weeks that I waited for my score to arrive. Thoughts of receiving a low score and never being able to attend law school constantly flooded my mind. I recall sitting in my car as the email with my score came through on my phone and feeling like the wind got knocked out of me as my below average score loaded on the screen. I immediately decided that law school may not be in my future and after finally working up the courage to take the exam again, my new score was only two points higher. Feeling devastated was an understatement. However, I decided to jump all in and begin applying to schools, even with my low score. I figured that there had to be some school that would have mercy on me and then, at the very least, I could transfer to a higher ranked school after my first year. Therefore, you can imagine the surprise I felt when I got accepted to a top 25 school with a hefty scholarship offer.
So how was this possible? Getting into a top school with a low LSAT score isn’t a frequent occurrence. You should absolutely assess yourself realistically in determining your best chances for admission. However, while making this assessment, bear in mind that despite your low score, admission to your dream school is possible. Therefore, I’ve outlined some of the things I did during my law school application process that I think may have helped my chances. Who knows if some of these tips may be your ticket to your dream school.
The most expensive LSAT prep package I can find costs $8,750. HAHA, what??? That is… completely ridiculous. No. So my mission is to find a way to spend a MUCH smaller amount of money and still do well on the LSAT.
Welcome back! Today, we’re talking with Nathan Fox, founder of Fox LSAT, about the future of the LSAT. The test is, in large part, the same as it has always been and it has enjoyed a protracted monopoly in the law school admissions process, but could that be changing? Tune in for more!
A little over a year ago, I wrote a piece for Ms. JD about studying for the LSAT while working full time. Back then, I was in the midst of planning my wedding, plus taking care of a rambunctious dog and trying to spend time with my now-husband, all while working nine-to-five as a technical writer. Some things have changed (I’m married! And the dog has settled down a bit), but the tips have stayed evergreen. Are you looking for more advice on studying for the LSAT while working full-time? Here are some more time-tested ways to ensure success, even when your life is hectic. [Read more…] about Tips for Studying for the LSAT While Working Full-Time
A major portion of your law school application is your score on the Law School Admission Test or LSAT. While this is the second-most important exam you will take on your law school/law career journey, next to the bar admissions exam, it is required by many law schools in order to be considered for admission. The aim for the exam is to gauge potential success in law school by testing skills that are essential for law careers such as reading comprehension, logical reasoning, and analytic capabilities. [Read more…] about Everything You Think You Know About Law School – The LSAT