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.
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
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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Free LSAT Webinar: How to Ace Logic Games
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, September 21, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. ET (5:00 p.m. PT)!
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Free LSAT Webinar: How to Ace Logical Reasoning
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, August 10, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. ET (5:00 p.m. PT)!
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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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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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What To Do The Summer Before Law School
If you are starting law school this fall, you may be wondering what to do the summer before law school to make your transition as smooth and easy as possible! Here, we have some great and helpful links to some of our best posts on what to do the summer before law school. We are excited to share them with you below!
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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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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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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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Am I Mentally Ready For Law School? Four Questions To Ask Yourself
Ok. We recognize the question of whether you are mentally ready for law school can be a bit, well—daunting. Nevertheless, it’s an important question to ask yourself! Being honest with yourself will put you in the best position to further develop your strengths and to effectively work with your less strong areas. As you go through the questions below to help determine if you are mentally ready for law school, you may consider writing out your answers. Putting pen to paper gives you the chance to later reflect on what you’ve written, and it can serve as a great reference point as you continue through law school.
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20 Tips for Success in Law School – From a #1 Law Student
If you are looking for success in law school, here are 20 excellent tips from a student who graduated as the #1 law student. These tips have been used by hundreds of law students at JD Advising. (You can read additional tips in our free law school prep course here or by downloading our free #1 law student guide here!) In the meantime, review our 20 quick tips for success in law school below! Continue reading 20 Tips for Success in Law School – From a #1 Law Student
When To Expect Law School Waitlist Movement
Law school waitlists can be the bane of an applicant’s existence. Trying to predict when or if there will be movement can feel like an impossible task, yet one you’re constantly working to figure out. In this post, we shed light on when to expect to see law school waitlist movement and what you can do to be prepared for it!
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Free webinar: What is law school like and how do I succeed?
Are you interested in going to law school? Are you already admitted to law school and looking for advice on how to succeed? JD Advising is pleased to partner with Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International to present a free webinar on what law school is like and how to succeed!
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