The Pros and Cons of Law School Early Decision Programs
The early bird gets the worm, but does it get a law school acceptance letter? For some students, applying to a binding early decision program is the right choice. For others, it is a mistake. To help you decide, we’re breaking down the pros and cons of law school early decision programs.
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How to Succeed in Law School | FREE Zoom Summit
Join us on September 11 from 3 PM – 5 PM EDT for a free virtual event hosted by The National Jurist. The webinar created for law students will instruct students on how to succeed in law school, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. This summit is led by JD Advising founder, Ashley Heidemann. Ms. Heidemann graduated #1 in her law school class. She will teach you the strategy she used to graduate as the top student. This strategy is NOT taught in law school. Many of our students have used this strategy to excel in law school, graduate at the top of their class, and land their ideal job.
All attendees will receive a free copy of our law school one-sheets! Note: you must attend to receive these!
This summit is hosted by The National Jurist and sponsored by West Academic.
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Free Webinar on How to Write a Law School Personal Statement
The personal statement is one of the most challenging application documents to write. Many students don’t know where to start or what they should write about. We are here to help! Learn everything you need to know to create a standout law school personal statement!
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What Undergraduate Classes Prepare You For Law School?
You may have the misconception that all law students received typical “prelaw” like of undergraduate degrees, like political science or history. While many law students do major in those areas, law students from virtually all academic disciplines – from music to mathematics, engineering or theater! Students with diverse academic backgrounds offer a range of experiences and perspectives that are valuable in a law school environment and accordingly sought after by law school admissions offices.
For that reason, there is no single or “correct” path to law school. However, there are classes that can help build fundamental writing skills, sharpen analytical thinking skills, and enhance your understanding of specifics subjects that will serve you well in law school. Other undergrad classes may help prepare you for law school by providing background for future areas of law you may be interested in pursuing. In this post, we discuss classes that prepare you for law school and offer six of our top recommendations!
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How To Apply To Law School With The GRE
Applying to law school with your LSAT score is generally straight forward and a one-stop-shop within LSAC. Applying to law school with your GRE, however, can be more complicated. Applying to law school with a GRE score is relatively new, but many institutions are accepting this form of standardized tests (about 1/3 of schools accept the GRE, including Harvard!). Follow our step-by-step guide on how to apply to law school with the GRE for guidance!
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Avoid LSAT Burnout Using These Tips
Law schools love to advertise the fact that they consider all of an applicant’s qualities in making admissions decisions. While this may be true, the fact remains that almost all law schools care most about your LSAT score and your undergraduate GPA. It is called the “Law School Admissions Test” after all. That means you’ll need to put significant time into studying for the LSAT to get the best score possible. Studying for the LSAT doesn’t mean giving up all semblance of a balanced life. It should actually be quite the opposite!
Check out these tips to avoid LSAT burnout and maintaining a balanced and healthy life while studying.
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What Is The First Day Of Law School Like?
Even though law school is tough, there is a gentle easing in period with law school orientation. So, you will essentially have two “first days of law school;” your first day of orientation and your first day of classes. Orientation will begin with mainly informative and administrative sessions a week before classes. As orientation progresses, you get exposure to legal writing and research. Then, there is your first day of the semester. This is the day you begin regularly scheduled classes. Here, we will discuss both, so you know exactly what your first day(s) of law school will look like.
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Free Webinar on How to Jumpstart The Law School Application Process
Are you planning to apply to law school this fall? Looking for some tips on what you should be doing and how to make your application stand out? If this sounds like you, reserve your spot for our free webinar on how to jumpstart the law school application process!
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JD Advising National Jurist Prelaw Publications
At JD Advising, we update our blog each week with posts geared specifically towards prelaw readers. However, we also publish work in the National Jurist’s online prelaw publication. In this post, we summarize all of our JD Advising National Jurist prelaw publications for you and share the links so you don’t miss out on any of our prelaw content! Continue reading JD Advising National Jurist Prelaw Publications
Undergrad Action Plan: Junior And Senior Year
Application deadlines are strict and inflexible. Even if you’re not close to missing the final application deadline, applying early can still mean the difference between admission and denial. It is critical that you have a clear plan when preparing to apply to law school.
In this post, we break down how to prepare to submit your applications in your junior and senior years.
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Exclusive LSAT Prep Session With Michigan State Law!
We are excited to partner with Michigan State University College of Law for a free webinar on how to prepare for the LSAT! This exclusive LSAT prep session with JD Advising is part of MSU Law’s Spartan Law Preview Day.
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Undergrad Action Plan: Freshman And Sophomore Year
Are you are freshman or sophomore in undergrad who wants to go to law school but aren’t sure where to start? Here’s an action plan of what you can focus on during your freshman and sophomore year to make sure that you’re in the best position to excel on the LSAT in your junior year and successfully submit your law school applications in your senior year.
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Be sure to Understanding Your Law School Scholarship Offer
You should feel very proud of yourself if you received a law school scholarship offer! It’s a great accomplishment and can dictate the trajectory and flexibility of your law school career by ensuring you won’t be anchored with large amounts of law school debt. However, not all scholarship offers are created equal! It’s important that you read the fine print of yours to truly understand what is being offered to you. In this post, we discuss what you should be looking for when reading your law school scholarship offers and share resources to inform and negotiate your awards!
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Loan Repayment Assistance Program For Law Students
If you are choosing which law school to attend, you have multiple factors to consider. You may look at the classes offered, or clinics available, or the school’s location. But one of the biggest considerations in choosing where to attend is the cost of attendance. If you are thinking of taking out student loans, make sure to ask about the school’s Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP). Many schools have an LRAP that helps students pay off their student loans. LRAP is especially helpful if you are planning on pursuing a public interest career.
Before you pick a school, ask the financial aid office these 6 questions about the LRAP.
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How To Physically Prepare For the LSAT
The LSAT is not only a mental exam it’s a physical test too. Many test-takers are often surprised by just how physically and emotionally tired they feel after completing an exam. For that reason, it’s imperative that you physically prepare for the LSAT. In this post, we offer five tips to help you accomplish this!
Be sure to check out our related tips on how to mentally prepare for the LSAT.
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