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  • Law School Admissions in the Headlines: The SCOTUS Justice Sounds Off Edition

    Here are some of the latest, most interesting headlines about the law school admissions process and legal education landscape from media outlets across the country. Leading off…

    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (never a shy individual) sounds off about what law schools are doing wrong. Hint: they cost too much and teach too little. (The Wall Street Journal)

    And speaking of the Supreme Court…which law schools do you think have  produced the most future justices? Read more ››

  • Law School Admissions in the Headlines: The What Law School Could Teach Colleges Edition

    Here are some of the latest, most interesting headlines about the law school admissions process and legal education landscape from media outlets across the country. Leading off…

    Law schools have a lot to teach their students, but also other institutions of higher learning, particularly when it comes to slashing tuition, as some have recently done. It’s called supply and demand. (TIME)

    Word to the wise: law school applicants shouldn’t take their anger about getting rejected from a law school to social media. Read more ››

  • Law School Admissions in the Headlines: The Rebounding Number of LSAT Takers

    Here are some of the latest, most interesting headlines about the law school admissions process and legal education landscape from media outlets across the country. Leading off…

    Here’s something that has not happened since 2010: the number of LSAT takers is on an upward trajectory! Could that mean a rebound in law school applications too? (The Wall Street Journal)

    The job outlook for new lawyers is nothing to do cartwheels about, but it’s clear that the free-fall has stopped.   Read more ››

  • Helping Prevent The Most Common Law School Application Errors

    A week ago, we played host to Anne Richard, Senior Dean of Admissions for University of Virginia, School of Law on our monthly talk show The 180 Live!  We asked her what the biggest law school application mistakes are, and she actually brought real samples from actual applications to share with us.  We also asked our student audience  our question of the night on Facebook and Twitter: to identify what they thought the most common/biggest mistake admissions offices see on law school applications!   Read more ››

  • Law School Admissions in the Headlines: The Rankings Are Here! Edition

    Here are some of the latest, most interesting headlines about the law school admissions process and legal education landscape from media outlets across the country. Leading off…

    For many in the legal education community, the day the U.S. News & World Report law school rankings come out is like the day the Oscar nominations are announced. Check out this infographic that illustrates which law schools’ graduates have the highest employment rate and median starting salaries – two key stats applicants look at in the rankings. Read more ››

  • Great News for Law Schools as the Legal Career Sector Rebounds

    There is a lot of great law school news to share with your advisees this week; as the legal career sector rebounds from the recession and law schools/the ABA start to adjust their goals, curricula, and other admissions and experiential opportunities in response to very local critics both inside and outside the legal education field, your students can start looking onward and upward with significantly more confidence.  Let’s break it down:

    Job Offer Rates for Summer Associates Almost to Pre-Recession Level

    As your advisees have probably heard, it is a long accepted truth in law school circles that summer associate positions are the biggest “in” to great job offers, but in more recent, post-financial crisis times, that fact has not been backed up by actual job offer rates.  Read more ››

  • Law School Admissions in the Headlines: The What Pre-Law Students REALLY Want Edition

    Here are some of the latest, most interesting headlines about the law school admissions and legal education landscapes from media outlets across the country.  It’s never a slow month!

    Facing sustained, strong headwinds on the employment and education landscapes, a new Kaplan Test Prep survey of nearly 1,400 pre-law students finds that tomorrow’s attorneys support a two-year law school program and more clinical experience in the curriculum.  (JD Journal)

    And what do current law school students think about their experience in law school? Read more ››

  • What Your Advisees Need to Know About Law School

    We asked several current law students to join us on our pre-law talk show, the 180 live, to discuss “how it really is” once students get to law school.  For your advisees considering the law school route, this is great information– a counter to a lot of the rumors and myths surrounding the experience.  Some answers may surprise your charges, some may be just what they expect.  Our law students also gave us their two best pieces of advice they have for all of your pre-law advisees at the end of the episode.  Read more ››

  • Law School Admissions in the Headlines: The February LSAT Crunch Time Edition

    Late January is crunch time for LSAT takers. It’s either (likely) their last chance to take the exam before applications close for 2014 or they are real go-getters taking the exam early in preparation for 2015. In any case, January is not a dull month in the law school admissions process!  With that in mind…here are some of the latest, most interesting headlines about the landscape from media outlets across the country.

    It’s been a rough few years in the law school space between plummeting applications, a drop in LSAT takers, questions about the value of a legal education and a still struggling to recover job market for new lawyers.   Read more ››

  • How Can Your Advisees Hit Their Goal LSAT Score?

    As advisors, you probably have been asked more times than you’d like to remember what it actually takes to hit a goal LSAT score– we hear the same thing.  So today is a great opportunity to share with your students a simple, foolproof prescription for test day success.  Utilizing these four pieces effectively means planning ahead (a frequent student issue), so we try to continue to encourage our students to follow your best advice and fill out a calendar, and to go through our pre-law school admissions checklist as soon as possible! Read more ››