Applying to Law School? Need Some Expert Advice?

Interview with Ann LevinePlease welcome guest writer John Passmore, assistant managing legal editor in Houston, Texas, who interviews Ann Levine, expert on law school admissions.

Talking with Ann Levine, author of The Law School Admission Game: Play Like an Expert (3rd ed.)

The law school experience begins far before you sit down for your first class. First comes the law school admissions process. With a to-do list including the LSAT, your personal statement, letters of recommendation, scholarship applications, and much more, the process can quickly become daunting. If the process has you looking for some expert advice, you may be looking for lawyer, law school admissions consultant, and author Ann Levine. Formerly a law school admissions director, after founding Law School Expert, Ms. Levine helps students navigate the admissions process as an admissions consultant. She has recently published the third edition of her popular title The Law School Admission Game: Play Like an Expert. We were able to ask Ms. Levine some questions about her work and why her book The Law School Admission Game: Play Like an Expert could help you on your law school admissions journey.

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Should I Take a Gap Year Before Law School?

Should I take a Gap Year Before Law School?

Today we welcome Christen Morgan, guest writer and foreclosure attorney, to discuss taking a year off before starting law school.

Should You Take a Gap Year Before Law School?

Well, it depends. Taking a gap year before beginning your law school career can certainly be a beneficial alternative as opposed to jumping right in after four years of college. Although I highly recommend this alternative venture, taking a gap year will only be worthwhile based on your current situation. If you’re a non-traditional college student, who perhaps started college later in life after already receiving some work experience, or a student who worked full time during college and completed their bachelor’s degree on a part-time basis, then taking a gap year before law school may not be in your best interests. A gap year is a perfect opportunity to gain full-time work experience, to travel or to complete a fellowship. These are all experiences that should be completed with the intent of enhancing your resume for post-graduate legal employment. If you’re a non-traditional student, chances are you may have already amassed a wealth of the above experiences to enhance your resume. Therefore, jumping right into law school after college without taking a gap year should not hurt your chances in the legal job hunt.

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LSAT Prep Options: Magoosh

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We’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.)

*This post contains affiliate links. I may be compensated through the links in the post below, but the opinions are my own.

Today, we’re talking with Magoosh, a self-study option that prides themselves on being affordable and tailored to the individual students needs. Welcome! [Read more…]

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3 Things You Need To Know About LSAT Arguments

LSAT FreedomWorried about the LSAT? We’re delighted to welcome back Robert M. Fojo from LSAT Freedom to share and explain three things you should know about LSAT arguments that will help you build a strong foundation for doing well on the LSAT. Good luck!

Here’s Robert . . .

The LSAT is built on arguments. On the Logical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension sections, students will see a lot of arguments. For example, the stimulus of many Logical Reasoning questions will contain an argument. Students will have to evaluate that argument. They may have to find a flaw in the argument, describe the structure of the argument, or identify a missing assumption.

Similarly, on the Reading Comprehension section, most of the passages will consist of individuals making some kind of argument or, at the very least presenting a thesis and some evidence to support it in an effort to convince the reader of something.

Because arguments comprise the foundation for the LSAT, students must understand (1) what arguments are; (2) how they function; and (3) how arguments appear on the LSAT.
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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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A Funky New Timekeeping Option for the LSAT

LSATMax watchLet it never be said that applying to law school doesn’t require complying with some weird rules. Case in point — the “all analog” timekeeping requirements on the LSAT.

If you don’t want to spend your precious mental energy adding and subtracting time during the LSAT, check out today’s guest post from LSATMax. They’ve created — wait for it — a 35 minute watch! And they’re here to share some LSAT timing advice.
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LSAT Prep Options: Get Prepped

Get Prepped LSAT PrepWe’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 Patrick O’Malley of Get Prepped. Hi, Patrick!

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

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5 Critical Things To Know Before You Take the LSAT

mary-adkinsWho’s getting ready for the LSAT? Today, we’re delighted to welcome Mary Adkins from Manhattan LSAT to share five critical things you should know before you take the LSAT.

Welcome, Mary!

Vision is 20/20 in retrospect, and when it comes to the LSAT, I often hear a lot of “coulda shoulda woulda” from people after they’ve taken it, or late in the game studying for it.

Based on my work preparing hundreds of people for the test, here are the top five most important things to understand before you embark on LSAT preparation.

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LSAT Prep Options: Fox Test Prep

Fox Test PrepWe’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 Nathan Fox, founder of Fox Test Prep. Nathan personally teaches every class, and he’s not afraid to curse if it improves your score!

Find out more below.

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