Articles tagged with Law School Admissions

LSAT Test Dates for 2017-2018

LSAT Test Dates for 2017-2018

Taking a standardized exam like the LSAT entails a great deal of planning. When you begin to look into taking the LSAT, it’s important to create a list of the testing dates that will work well for you. Since the exam is only offered on select dates during the 2017-2018 academic year, you’ll want to be on top of registration deadlines. Reasons to finalize your testing schedule now include (as previously mentioned) staying current on registration deadlines, understanding which style of LSAT exam date best fits you, and allowing adequate prep time before the test. Are you ready to begin creating your LSAT prep plan? Keep reading to l ... Read More About LSAT Test Dates for 2017-2018

Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Jean Webb

Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Jean Webb

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Jean Webb works as a Law School Expert at InGenius Prep, an expert admissions consulting service that helps students get into the college, law school, medical school, or business school of their choice. Jean previously served for 17 years as the Director of Admissions at Yale Law School, where her duties included management, planning, strategy, file-reading, and pre- and post-admissions recruitment. How much time should be set aside to adequately prepare for and complete a law school application? Jean: Assuming you are starting senior ye ... Read More About Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Jean Webb

Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Anne M. Richard

Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Anne M. Richard

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Anne M. Richard provides pre-law and educational consulting at AMRichard Consulting, which she established in 2014. She earned her undergraduate degrees in English and economics and her master’s degree in economics at Boston College before attending Yale Law School, where she earned her law degree. In addition to her experience working in private practice and as a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, she has served as dean of admissions at three top-tier law schools—The University of Virginia School of Law, The G ... Read More About Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Anne M. Richard

Will the LSAT Become Optional for Some Students?

Will the LSAT Become Optional for Some Students?

If you plan to practice law one day, you are probably very familiar with the LSAT, which is administered to students who are seeking admission to law school. The LSAT is well known for being difficult and stressful, so students are often advised to begin studying several months before their test date. The LSAT is, in short, an unavoidable challenge. But change may soon be in the works. Recently, the American Bar Association announced that it would allow law schools to admit up to 10% of their incoming classes without an LSAT score. This means that some students may be accepted based solely on their admissions essays, GPAs, recommendation ... Read More About Will the LSAT Become Optional for Some Students?

How to Write a Personal Statement for Law School

How to Write a Personal Statement for Law School

The following piece was written by Christina Taber-Kewene. Christina has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is the Director of Law Admissions for Admit Advantage, an admissions consulting company for undergraduate, business school, and law school applicants. Ask any applicant, “What is the hardest part of the law school application?” and he or she will likely respond: “The personal statement.” No sane person enjoys trying to describe everything important about him- or herself in a single essay—or, really, in any format. Good writing—and editing—is always painful, and when you are the to ... Read More About How to Write a Personal Statement for Law School

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