Should You Take the Fall LSAT?

Jon Denning PowerScoreWondering which LSAT to take? Jon Denning, a Senior Instructor/Course Developer at PowerScore, has conveniently stopped by with some pros and cons of taking the Fall LSAT.

Leave your questions below and he’ll answer them!

The Fall LSAT, administered near the beginning of the application cycle, is by far the most popular test of the year. Part of this popularity is due to the many college students who spend their summer free time preparing and then take the LSAT as classes resume.

Concurrently, other test takers view the Fall LSAT as the “official” start of the application process, and find it appealing as a result.

Regardless, the most important consideration for all test takers is that they allow for plenty of preparation time, as taking a test as challenging as the LSAT without adequate prep will almost certainly end in disappointment.

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LSAT Prep Options: PowerScore

PowerScore LogoWe’re excited to initiate a series of interviews with various LSAT prep companies, exploring their approach and getting some tips for success. (If you’d like to be featured, let me know.)

Today, we’re talking with PowerScore, which offers a variety of different options to help you maximize your LSAT score. Welcome!

Could you talk a bit about PowerScore LSAT Prep: What’s your philosophy? What type of instruction do you offer? How are you different from other LSAT prep courses?

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Struggling with Law School Exams? We Talk to a Law Professor for Tips!

Law school professor exam adviceIt’s law school exam time, which means it’s time for a collective law student freakout. Why not take a nice, deep breath and read on for some exam prep tips from Melissa L. Greipp, an Associate Professor of Legal Writing at Marquette Law School? Melissa teaches courses in Legal Analysis, Writing and Research, and Appellate Writing and Advocacy and she’s got some great advice for doing well on exams and studying productively throughout the semester.

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It’s exam time at most law schools, and students have one question on their minds: What is my professor looking for? Being only one person, you probably can’t answer definitively, but what DO you think professors are looking for? Are there certain traits or characteristics of a good exam answer, which demonstrate mastery across the board?

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Law School Exams Getting You Down? The Best (Free) Exam Stress-Buster

Get some exerciseWorried about law school exams? Of course you are!

That’s why we’re thrilled to welcome Elena DuCharme, a lawyer turned performance coach, who’s here to offer a great (free) suggestion for surviving exams with your sanity intact.

Stress is a fact of life. And it has a big upside. The human race, and indeed, all plants and animals, have evolved by adapting to stressful situations and coming out stronger and more capable as a result — becoming more “resilient.”

As a budding lawyer at exam time, you now have the opportunity to create your own positive, resilience-building habits. The payoff is feeling calm and empowered in the face of challenges, rather than freaked and anxious.
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LSAT Prep Options: Every LSAT

Every LSAT LogoWe’re excited to initiate a series of interviews with various LSAT prep companies, exploring their approach and getting some tips for success. (If you’d like to be featured, let me know.)

Today, we’re talking with Every LSAT, a self-study option that’s designed to mimic test day conditions. Welcome!

Could you talk a bit about Every LSAT: What’s your philosophy? What type of instruction do you offer? How are you different from other LSAT prep courses?

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Should Your Law School Apps Talk About Your Career Goals?

direction-signs-1285311-mPotential law students often ask if it’s required that they know what type of law they want to practice before applying.

Please welcome today’s guest, John Rood of Next Step Test Preparation to share some thoughts on the topic.

Should you tell admissions committees what you want to do with your life?

With nearly all law school applications, the school doesn’t demand to know what field of law interests you. Many applicants, however, are curious whether discussing their interest in a particular aspect of the law is a net positive for their application.

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Tales from a Canadian Attorney: A New Way of Practicing Law

Carli Website Picture 2013 (small)Many lawyers realize that the legal profession has changed dramatically in recent years. As such, attorneys who want to thrive (and survive) must start looking at a new way to practice law.

We’re delighted to welcome Canadian attorney Carli van Maurik back to talk about exactly what you can do assure career survival. Welcome back, Carli!

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Creative Career Options: Legal Psychology

Caterina MariaHow many psychology majors end up in law school? A lot!

Today, we’re excited to welcome Caterina Maria to the site to talk about an interesting emerging area of legal practice — legal psychology. Maybe you can put that undergraduate degree to good use, after all!

Without further ado, here’s Caterina.
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FYI: A Helpful Webinar for Depressed Lawyers

Lawyers with DepressionToday, we’re pleased to welcome Dan Lukasik, founder of Lawyers with Depression, to the blog to talk about a very important topic: depression in the legal profession.

Dan’s hosting a helpful webinar this Friday, which you might find interesting if you’re a depressed lawyer who is struggling to get things done.

Without further ado, here’s Dan!
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Have You Joined the Law Students for Pro Bono Campaign?

Equal Justice Works logoAre you a fan of pro bono work? Then you’ll want to know about Law Students for Pro Bono, a campaign calling for the ABA to adopt an aspirational goal that all law students perform at least 50 hours of pro bono work during law school.

Today, we’re pleased to welcome back Radhika Singh Miller, Senior Program Manager, Law School Relations at Equal Justice Works, to explain how YOU can get involved!

What is Law Students for Pro Bono?

Law Students for Pro Bono is an exciting new initiative for law students who believe pro bono can make a difference. Equal Justice Works is supporting the hundreds of law students and graduates who are speaking up through the campaign, asking the ABA to adopt an aspirational goal for law students to participate in 50 hours of pro bono. The deadline for comments is this Friday, Jan. 31! There’s still time to add your support by signing the online petition today.

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