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Expanded LSAT Opportunities: Implication for Law School Admissions?

The LSAT is now being administered six times a year rather than four.  In part, this is to try to head off the inroads that the GRE is making into the Law School Admission Council’s territory.  What will be the impact of the additional dates on law school admissions?

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The ABA’s Abdication of Responsibility: Winners (Law Schools and The Bar Cartel) and Losers (Law Students) in the Rule Abandoning the LSAT (and Any Testing Requirement) for Law School Admissions

The reason to take off testing requirements is simply to respond to a tough market for law schools where a lot of law schools—many of whom probably shouldn’t be in business since what they do is put a lot of people in debt that they’ll never get out of—need bodies in seats to pay their bills. This is regulatory capture in its fullest sense—the ABA is doing the bidding of those it is supposed to be regulating while doing nothing—harming, actually—those who are supposed to be the beneficiaries of its regulation.

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20 Years of Law School Admissions and LSAT Prep—And Running

Tuesday was my wedding anniversary. It occurred to me that I have been helping clients with law school admission, financial aid and LSAT preparation for longer than I have been married. Both seem shorter than they’ve been.

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LSAT or GRE for Law School: Not an Easy (or Cost-Free) Choice for Law School Applicants

As of now, 17 law schools indicate they will accept a GRE score rather than an LSAT score, and more may well follow. Law schools want to maintain their admissions numbers (read: their revenue) and want to have maximum flexibility to do so without taking a law school “rankings” hit when they do it. But If you’re a law school applicant, you need to be aware that taking the option of taking the GRE or LSAT is likely not a cost-free choice.

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LSAT Unbound: Cap Removed on Number of LSAT Attempts, Is That a Good Thing?

The Law School Admission Council recently removed the cap on the number of times you can take the LSAT.  That reverses a policy of a few years ago.  The rationale seems to be to increase the number of test-takers and it may have worked, the June 2017 test showing a sharp increase in test sitters from a year ago. The LSAC’s policy is good for them—you have to pay each time you take the LSAT—and good for the LSAT prep industry, since a lot of people will pay for multiple prep programs over the course of trying to get the LSAT score they want. So you can now take the LSAT as many times as you like.  But should you?

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You’re In the Money: Negotiating Financial Aid with Law Schools

Law school is expensive.  On average, law school—after including living expenses, your inability to hold full-time work for at least the first year of law school, and everything else—will cost well over $200,000 in the U.S.  That's a conservative number.  But…law schools also have a fair amount of merit-based money for students they want.  How can you negotiate with law schools to obtain your best law school admission at the best price?  

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Harvard Law Accepts GRE as Alternative to LSAT: Big News (Or Is It?)

The LSAT has enjoyed a monopoly over law school admissions testing for a long,long, long time. Last year, the University of Arizona announced that it would accept Graduate Record Exam (GRE) results in addition to LSATresults in admissions decisions. Recently, Harvard Law School announced a “pilot program” to do the same thing.

Some of my clients, including former clients who went to Harvard Law, mused about this development with me. How big a deal is it? Arizona is a fine law school; Harvard’s pilot program seems to signify something far bigger.

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Law School Waitlists: Advice for the Nervous

In the increasingly long season of law school admissions, waitlist season has gotten longer, too, and waitlists keep expanding. My advice: don’t worry but do what you can to improve your position. Don’t do too much, you don’t want to risk irritating law schools by peppering them with unnecessary information—you are not the only applicant to be waitlisted and you shouldn’t act as it you are.

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