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.
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!
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.
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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Unlike most traditional law school programs that begin in the fall, a handful of JD programs offer the opportunity to begin in the summer, typically May or June. These students have the advantage of getting a head start in law school. But, unlike their fall counterparts, they don’t have a full summer of freedom to prepare for the start of their program. If you’re admitted and not sure how to prepare for a summer start program, keep reading!
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, March 30th, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. ET!
It’s no secret that law school is expensive. Between tuition costs, books, and room and board, many students graduate with significant debt. For this reason, many students look for ways to reduce their expenses while in school. However, there’s one foolproof way to minimize your debt upon graduation: get a full scholarship to law school! Read on to learn some strategies for getting a full ride.
Law School Applications And LSAT Scores Current Trends
The 2020-21 admissions cycle has proven more competitive than past years. There are many reasons for this, including COVID-19, the election year, and our current political and social climate. Two specific factors that are contributing to the increased competition of this cycle are the increase in law school applications and LSAT scores. So, what does this mean for applicants?
Law school interviews are usually one of the last steps before a decision is made to accept or reject you. No big deal, right? (Wrong. Obviously, wrong. BIG deal!) Law school admittance interviews allow the admission officers around the country to put a face to your name. More importantly, the interview process allows admission departments to observe you under pressure and evaluate how you answer tough questions. Ideally, admission departments want to see an applicant who is poised, confident, and persuasive. That sounds hunky-dory, except there’s only one problem. Interviews are hard, let alone interviews that potentially determine the next three years of your life! We understand the pressure (because JD Advising is made up of awesome attorneys) and know exactly how you feel. We all were in your shoes at some point. That’s why we decided to gather the most common law school interview questions and combine them into one blog post. We’re sure that you’re likely to encounter at least one of these questions during a law school interview. Whether you have a law school interview coming up or are just curious, here are the most common interview questions.
2020 is now officially over us and we can all begin to set our sights on 2021’s goals and aspirations. As the country slowly begins to roll out the COVID-19 vaccine, 2021 already looks more promising for everyone. Slowly but surely, things are returning back to normal. One thing that definitely hasn’t changed much from 2020 to 2021? The law school application process. While most students have an idea of why they’re attending law school, this post is for those on the fence about law school. Maybe you didn’t know what to do after college and just applied out of curiosity? Perhaps your plans for after college fell through and you figured law school might be a good idea? Or possibly your uncle is a lawyer, and he seems pretty cool? Whatever the reason, we’re here to help you figure out if law school is a good choice for you.
Thinking about going to law school? You’re probably wondering what the best undergraduate majors for law school are. In addition, you’ll want to know how they can help you prepare to hit the ground running. The short answer is that there is no single best undergraduate major for attending law school. A typical law school class is comprised of individuals from all different types of academic backgrounds. Math, chemistry, English, computer science, political science – you name it, it all constitutes pre-law if you plan to go to law school after you graduate!
How To Get Great Law School Recommendation Letters
Today, we want to talk about one of the often-overlooked parts of your law school application: the recommendation letters. As you juggle studying for the LSAT, boosting your GPA, and preparing your essays and other materials, it’s important to make sure you’ll get the letters you need in time to submit your applications. If you’re wondering how to get great law school recommendation letters, you’ve come to the right place!