Articles tagged with LSAT

Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Derek Meeker

Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Derek Meeker

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Derek Meeker is the Founder and President of Dean Meeker Consulting, a law school admissions consulting company. Derek previously held the role of Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid for the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He has also served as the Recruiting Manager for the global law firm, Paul Hastings, and as an admissions reader for The University of Chicago Law School. VT: How much time should be set aside to adequately prepare for and complete a Law School application? Derek: The amount of time it takes ... Read More About Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Derek Meeker

Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Christina Taber-Kewene

Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Christina Taber-Kewene

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Christina Taber-Kewene attended Stanford University and Columbia Law School, in addition to working for 10 years in New York City and Europe as a commercial litigator. She has been published extensively on the topics of extra-territorial jurisdiction, discovery of evidence outside the United States, and product liability. She has run educational mentoring programs in California, New York City, and New Jersey, as her greatest passion is mentoring underserved teens. Christina has taken on the role of Director of Law Admissions with Admi ... Read More About Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Christina Taber-Kewene

How LSAC Calculates Your GPA

How LSAC Calculates Your GPA

The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) calculates your likelihood of attending law school by examining your LSAT scores and your undergraduate GPA. Here is some great information on how the LSAT is scored. There are a number of websites that allow you to enter your GPA into their virtual calculators. While each law school typically does not adhere to a strict minimum for LSAT results and GPAs, there are general thresholds that programs desire. Your testing date, professional experience, and ethnicity are not taken into consideration when determining your personal index score. Here is are 6 tips to help you excel in law school, which you ... Read More About How LSAC Calculates Your GPA

How is the LSAT Scored?

How is the LSAT Scored?

Scoring LSAT results range from 120-180. There are an average of one hundred questions on the test, and each is worth one raw score point. This score is then converted using an algorithm (“equating” for difficulty differences between versions of the LSAT). Keep in mind that there is no specific “passing” mark, and many law schools weigh your LSAT score over your GPA. Institutions also utilize an “index,” which they publish in their application materials. The index includes how they calculate your GPA relative to your LSAT result. Despite LSAT guides’ repetition that there is a target mark for the exam, ... Read More About How is the LSAT Scored?

Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Joyce Curll

Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Joyce Curll

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight form nationally recognized admissions experts. Joyce Curll served for 18 years as the Admissions and Financial Aid Dean at Harvard Law School. Prior to that, she was the Director of Admissions and Admissions Dean for 16 years at NYU Law School. Joyce is the author of The Best Law Schools’ Admissions Secrets, a best-selling guide designed to help prospective law students successfully navigate the admissions process. She earned her Bachelor of Arts cum laude at Harvard University as well as a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from New York University. VT: How much time shoul ... Read More About Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Joyce Curll