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How to Improve your Score on LSAT Reading Comprehension 2

Free LSAT Webinar: How to Improve Your Score on LSAT Reading Comprehension

Free LSAT Webinar: How to Improve Your Score on LSAT Reading Comprehension

Are you a prelaw student studying for the LSAT? Looking for some great tips on how to raise your LSAT score? JD Advising is pleased to partner with Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International to present a free LSAT webinar! Join this webinar on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. ET (5:00 p.m. PT)!

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Should I Attend Law School? Four Factors To Consider

Should I Attend Law School? Four Factors To Consider

Whether you’re just finishing college or thinking about a career change, the question lingers: Should you go to law school? Everyone seems to have an opinion. Your childhood friend remembers you always arguing with the teachers, so you should definitely be a lawyer. Your parents say you can’t possibly go wrong with a prestigious law degree, but there’s also that uncle who delights in telling jokes comparing attorneys to predatory sea creatures or swarms of vermin. In the end, the only person who can decide is you! This post will cover four important factors worth your consideration as you decide the true answer to that question: Should I attend law school?

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11.4.21 Time Management Tips for Law School

Prelaw Webinar: Time Management Tips for Law School

Prelaw Webinar: Time Management Tips for Law School

Are you a prelaw student worried about how you will get everything done in law school? Are you struggling with time management now and looking for ways to improve? Or, are you great at time management but want a new approach? If you answered yes to any of these questions then this webinar is for you!

JD Advising is pleased to partner with Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International to present this webinar as a part of their Pre-law Conference Expo! Join this webinar on Tuesday, November 4, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. ET (12:00 p.m. PT)!

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Who Should Author Letters of Recommendation?

Who Should Author Letters of Recommendation?

Almost every law school application requires letters of recommendation. This aspect of your application can be the most daunting because it is out of your control- or is it? In most cases, you cannot review the letter before submission, and this unknown causes some anxiety in applicants. However, as the applicant, you can play a significant role in the quality of the letters because you are responsible for choosing the author. This post discusses some factors to consider when you’re deciding who to author your letters of recommendation.

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What To Do If You Didn’t Get Into Law School

What To Do If You Didn’t Get Into Law School

You are almost done with your undergraduate studies and are graduating with a solid GPA.  The LSAT is complete and scored3.  You sent out multiple law school applications, and then you receive the bad news.  You didn’t get accepted into law school. In this post, we cover some reasons why you may not have been accepted, and what you can do about it!

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Top law firms come together to support historically underrepresented law students

Top law firms come together to support historically underrepresented law students.

We are thrilled to announce our Law School Scholars Program, which connects top law firms with historically underrepresented first-year law students. Law firms pay for tutoring for the law students and also serve as mentors, providing them with valuable career advice. Continue reading Top law firms come together to support historically underrepresented law students

Full Scholarship to Law School, Law Schools Consider In Applicants

Four Things Law Schools Consider In Applicants

Four Things Law Schools Consider In Applicants

If you’re aspiring to one day become an attorney, the first major step is to go to law school. While you may have had no difficulty getting into your top undergraduate college or university, law school is different. Law schools consider different aspects of an applicant’s profile when compared to those used by colleges and universities. One reason is that law school is much more of an intense environment when compared to undergraduate academics. Law school is designed to foster competitiveness between classmates, encourage difficult workloads, and teach students stress and time management.

The second reason why law schools consider different metrics from undergraduate institutions has to do with their end goal. Law schools have one job: to prepare you to pass the bar exam and become an attorney. Your undergraduate school didn’t focus on you fulfilling a certain career role after graduation. For example, communications majors don’t all go into communications. Economics majors don’t all become economists. However, in law school, almost every student becomes an attorney.

So, given the above, what exactly do law schools consider when selecting students for admission?

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Books To Read Before Law School

What Are Good Books To Read Before Law School?

What Are Good Books To Read Before Law School?

The first year of law school is a unique academic experience. First, for many students, the workload is significantly greater than what they encountered in college.  Law school is a professional school, and students are expected to treat it like a job.  Second, the first year of law school covers subjects and concepts that most students have never studied before.  Generally speaking, first-year students will take courses in torts, contracts, property, criminal law, constitutional law, civil procedure, and legal writing.  Third and finally, law school introduces students to an entirely different culture. There’s case-briefing, cold-calling, study groups, outlines, issue spotter exams, oral arguments, and several other rites of passage.

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Long Waitlist, Pass/No Pass Law School Classes

Why the Long Waitlist and Slow Turnaround This Year?

Why the Long Waitlist and Slow Turnaround This Year?

Everything about this past year has been new and different, and often not for the better. When it comes to law school admissions, this also applies to long waitlists and slow turnaround times for law schools to make decisions. Schools are waitlisting more students this year than in past years and have been slower to hand out decisions. In this post, we try to break down what’s going on to help you better understand some reasons for these long waits and waitlists!

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How to Be a Successful Law Student

Free webinar: How to Be a Successful Law Student

Free webinar: How to Be a Successful Law Student

Every law student wants to be successful, but that is easier said than done! This webinar will focus on how to be a successful law student.

JD Advising is pleased to partner with Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International to present a free webinar on how to be a successful law student!

This presentation is geared toward both prelaw students and law students!

This webinar is part of P.A.D.’s summer webinar series.

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Law School Writing

How College Writing Is Different Than Law School Writing

How College Writing Is Different Than Law School Writing

Many students who were lauded as good writers in college are eager to put their writing skills to work in law school.  Political Science and English majors, having written many, many long papers with interesting words and complicated thesis statements, are often sure that law school memos, briefs, and essays will not be as challenging.  This, unfortunately, can prove to be a misplaced thought.  Looking at the differences between college writing versus law school writing before law school is an excellent way to prepare to make that transition. In this post, we’ll discuss how college writing is different than law school writing.

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New City For Law School

5 Tips To Settle Into A New City For Law School

5 Tips To Settle Into A New City For Law School

Starting law school can feel like a daunting task. It can seem even scarier if you are doing it while settling into a new city. In addition to the stress of law school, you are now worried about things you never thought twice about before, like grocery shopping, finding the bus stop, or even where to hang out. Follow these five tips to eliminate the burden of moving and allow yourself to focus more on the most important matter at hand, law school!

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