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A) You only have one week left to submit to Blueprint LSAT Prep’s video contest. Hurry, or you might miss out on the free LSAT prep course we’re giving away. Facebook. B) Folks are still talking about yesterday’s release of … Read Entire Article…
Mar 13, 2013 - 4:28 pm - By Hank
Like the rings of a tree, the release of a new set of US News & World Report law school rankings marks the passing of another year. One day, they’ll accept my offer to produce an awards show akin to the Oscars, handing out Validys to the winners (think an Oscar-like statue that resembles Aristotle) and Testies to the losers (it’s best not to think about what that one will look like).
Until then, I’ll have to settle with writing an article for the LSAT blog each year, analyzing the rise and fall of different law schools, and the trends present in the rankings.
First, the US News & World Report law school rankings themselves:
2014 US NEWS & WORLD REPORT LAW SCHOOL RANKINGS WINNERS:
A) You’ve already read our thoughts on the 2014 US News & World Report law school rankings. Here’s another opinion. Above the Law. B) Get ready to be called “temp” a lot, law school grads. US News & World Report. … Read Entire Article…
Mar 12, 2013 - 3:52 pm - By Hank
Today on the LSAT blog: a guest post by Law School Expert Ann Levine, the former director of admissions for two ABA-approved law schools and the author of The Law School Admission Game: Play Like an Expert and The Law School Decision Game: A Playbook for Prospective Lawyers.
What? The summer is gone? Already?! You had all these grand plans. Despite your internship and your beach vacation and family reunion, you were going to take your LSAT prep course, add in a bit of tutoring, write your law school personal statement, and ask people for letters of recommendation. And now school is starting. Real life has returned. You’re asking yourself, “Geez, how far behind am I?”
After you take a deep breath (you’re going to be OK), read through this checklist of law school admissions tasks I’ve put together.
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A) Apparently, diversity in law school is a good thing. Who would’ve guessed? National Law Journal. B) Speaking of diversity in law school: Someone uncovered an article written by Michelle Obama in 1988 in which she accused Harvard Law School … Read Entire Article…
Aug 15, 2012 - 2:57 pm - By Hank
A) Hmm. Some law schools want to change their tuition figures for US News & World Report. Wall Street Journal. B) This New York University law student has resorted to post signs to help pay off his law school debt. … Read Entire Article…
Aug 8, 2012 - 2:46 pm - By Hank
A) Huh? Some top 50 law schools are allegedly still accepting applications for this fall. ABA Journal. B) A new book criticizing law school also throws US News & World Report under the bus. Here’s the USNWR “review” of the … Read Entire Article…
Jul 26, 2012 - 3:13 pm - By Hank
Picking a law school is kind of a big deal.
To help you make this decision, there are plenty of books that have been written about it. Hundreds of websites offer advice. Message boards are littered with students asking other law school hopefuls to weigh in. And all of it revolves around US News & World Report’s rankings.
So when it was reported that a few schools (*cough* Villanova and Illinois *cough*) were reporting false law school admissions data (including LSAT scores), some students were understandably upset.
A) The dean at the University of California Hastings School of Law isn’t afraid to tell it like it is. And apparently he isn’t afraid to drop admissions 20 percent this fall. USA Today. B) Emory Law School provides therapy … Read Entire Article…
May 1, 2012 - 4:20 pm - By Hank
Unless you’ve been skipping my articles (in which case, you probably won’t be reading this one, either), the new US News and World Report law school rankings came out last week. I’ve already given you my reactions to the law school rankings.
Now you have to just ask yourself one question: “How should I use this data in my decision, punk?” Say it in a Clint Eastwood accent for the proper effect.
Many of you are about to put down a seat deposit and finalize your decision on which law school to attend. That’s a huge decision in your life. It’s going to determine your proximate experience over the next three years, and it will have ramifications on the rest of your life (including the possibility of finding your significant other).
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