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Deciding Whether to Attend an Unaccredited Law School

Attending an unaccredited law school is a drastic step that should only be used as a last resort for a person who is determined to become a lawyer no matter what. The reality is that non-ABA law graduates have extremely-limited career options. Currently graduates of non-ABA schools can only sit for the bar exam and practice (if successful) in California. In order to sit for the bar in California from a non-ABA school you have to first pass its First-Year Law Students’ Examination. Additionally, these students are required to study law for 4 years instead of 3. All other requirements Read More +


Ten Things You Should NOT Do When Waitlisted

1. Do nothing. Law schools give wait-list seats to applicants who are enthusiastic, professional, and persistent. If you don’t want a seat, keep quiet. 2. Call the school once a week. Don’t be a stalker! The wait-list puts you in a delicate situation. You want to show enthusiasm, but you don’t want to bother the admissions committee. You have to use your judgment and gauge when you’re pushing enough and when it’s too much. There is a fine line between keeping the school apprised of your interest/status, and annoying them. 3. Use gimmicks to get attention. Sending a chair to Read More +


How to Handle Multiple Law School Acceptances

If you have done everything well in your journey to attend law school, you should be well suited to receive multiple acceptances, and maybe a few wait-list responses. If this is the case, congratulations, you are almost done with the application process! The final step is to choose which school to attend. This is often complicated by being on the wait list at one or more schools. Choosing Between Multiple Acceptances If you have multiple acceptances, it is time to break out your ranking list. You would think that choosing your law school would be an easy process—just take your Read More +


How to Determine if Law Is For You

Understand What You are Getting Into By Pursuing a Law Degree Going to law school isn’t a decision you should rashly make. Before the process is complete, you will dedicate three years of your life and probably add upwards of $100,000 of non-bankruptcy-dischargeable debt to your portfolio. Doing well in law school requires the type of commitment that will affect your health, your relationships, and maybe even your sanity. So, why do you want to go to law school? Why do you want to be a lawyer? If you are going to law school with thoughts of anything other than Read More +


Six Tips for Rejected Law School Applicants

If you were rejected from all the schools you applied to, here are some suggested next steps for you to take in your journey to law school: 1. If your LSAT score was not optimal, consider retaking the test. You should only consider doing this if you are committed to a rigorous study program. You should not retake the test until your practice test scores show that you have a 5 – 7 point improvement. Usually students need a formal prep course or professional tutoring to see this type of improvement. A 1 or 2 point increase in a second Read More +