A lot of LSAT talk on social media and websites is about the price of LSAT prep programs. There are two basic service-delivery models available, whether online or in person: large classroom instruction and per-hour tutoring. (Advise-In’s single-fee structure, with no pre-set limit on consultations with me, is an exception designed to overcome what I think are significant educational shortcomings of the per-hour and classroom models.)
Divining Legal Employment Trends: One Way for Law Students to Think About the Market Is to Think About Themselves
If you follow the legal press even casually, you’re likely to see quite different, and constantly shifting, views of the future market for lawyers. You can regularly find optimism and pessimism in a sort of perpetual point/counterpoint. For those in law school and those thinking about entering law school, what are you to make of all this?
A Recent Graduate’s Ground-Level View of Law School and Legal Employment: Advise-In To Welcome Guest Blogger Ellen Branch
Advise-In is pleased to welcome Ellen Branch as a guest blogger later this week. Ellen is a 2010 graduate of an east coast law school ranked between 51 and 100 by US News, and received her undergraduate degree from a well-known private college/university.
We’ve done two posts about recommendation letters for the law school application process. The first described some basic conceptual features of recommendation letters and the second provided a couple of more specific recommendations. Here, we’ll give other specific pointers.
The New York Times recently reported that, in the last two years, at least ten law schools have moved to more lenient grading standards. The occasion for this story was Loyola Los Angeles’ decision to retroactively raise recent student grades by 0.333.
Earlier this year, I talked about the basics of letters of recommendation for law school applications. Recommendation letters often receive the least attention from law school applicants and their advisors. To recall why they matter to law school admissions personnel: like an applicant’s GPA and LSAT score (and unlike the personal statement), letters of recommendation are third-party validations of an applicant’s quality. Unlike LSAT scores and GPAs, letters are personal.
Takers of the June LSAT will soon be receiving their scores. Many will be satisfied that they obtained their best LSAT score. Congratulations! Now your job will be to assemble a compelling law school application package (and enjoy your summer).
Now that the chatter about who fell out of the top 5 law schools in the 2010 US News rankings has subsided, we can begin an annual tradition of correlating the rankings and tuition costs.
I recently read a post on TheLawyerist.com about preparing for law school the summer before entering.
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