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The LSAT: What NOT to Do

After hearing that I have been an LSAT instructor and guide for almost four years, people interested in law school start to ask me a myriad of different questions of what I think they should do and how they should start thinking about the LSAT. A lot of questions are pretty good, but even more of them are horrible. A lot of these horrible questions come from students who want a quick fix in getting a very high LSAT score. I tell them, with the LSAT, it’s black and white. You are either one of the elite few who already…

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Notes to My Future JD Self

What I thought would be a pit stop before law school has turned into a two, going onto three, year long detour. These past couple of years has seen my college peers go onto various Tier 1 law schools, while I faced the daunting question of “Will I and when?” But oftentimes we forget the lessons we can learn in the present and how these present experiences are shaping the way we think and behave. As a paralegal, I’m living the “other side” of the legal field. What wisdom can I glean from being the support and how can it…

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Web-based Law School Degrees Risks and Pitfalls: Things that Every Female Pre Law Applicant Ought to Know

Starting an online J.D. course might just feel like a practical solution instead of devoting several years and giving a hundred thousand dollars to a regular law school, particularly when it comes to working women. The fact is, the truths about law school on the Internet and Internet law degrees call for a whole lot more examination than most women may imagine, and potential applicants really should watch out for the likely snags that online grads go through after obtain their diploma. Accreditation Problems…. Online J.D. degrees are definitely not recognized by the American Bar Association (ABA), and alumnae are…

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Ms. JD’s Pre-Law Prep Guide: The End of the Beginning: Starting the Next Chapter

It is hard to believe that time has passed so quickly and that we suddenly find ourselves at our last blog for this series. In the words of Leonard DiCaprio (a.k.a. Shakespeare), parting is such sweet sorrow! But we couldn’t leave without saying goodbye and leaving you with a few words of wisdom. Over the past few weeks, we have taken you step-by-step through the process of becoming a successful law school applicant. First, we provided tips and tricks on how to determine whether or not law school is for you.  The purpose of this information was not to scare…

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Ms. JD Pre-Law Prep Guide On Our Radar: Books, Articles, and Movies You Just Have To Check Out Before Starting Your First Year

Let’s just face the facts...law school is going to be a lot of work!  But the good thing is that through all of those late nights reading, outlining, and writing, you will find time for fun! In the end, we have all of the confidence in the world that you will not only successfully complete law school, but that you will finish it with grace and it will all be worthwhile in the end. Still nervous? Well, before you take up some sort of creative writing course or start reading Atlas Shrugged, take a breath and keep reading.  To help…

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Ms. JD’s Pre-Law Prep Guide: Public Interest Careers & Loan Assistance Repayment Plan Programs: What This Means & Why They Matter

When most students start the application process for law school, the possibility to help those in need seems well within reach. Personal statements, phone calls, and emails are riddled with statements about making a change or making a difference. It appears at first glance that these students are on the fast track to pursue a career in public interest law. Fast forward three years and amazingly, these students begin to sing an incredibly different tune.  Why you ask? Well, it is the fear that develops as graduation nears and the realities of loan repayment dawns on them.  The increase in…

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Ms. JD’s Pre-Law Prep Guide: How to Prepare For Your First Year of Law School

You did it! Congratulations! You are officially going to law school. Now that all the hard decisions of choosing a law school are done, now what?! One of the questions you are probably asking yourself is what should I do this summer?  Here are some tips for all you soon to be law students to put your best foot forward! Avoid the rush This may sound silly at first, but there is no better feeling than being ahead of the game. When you enter into law school, you want to feel prepared and you want your head in the game. …

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Ms. JD’s Pre-Law Prep Guide: Diversity in Law School

Up to this point, we’ve talked about everything law school related under the sun. We’ve walked step by step through what prospective students need to consider before applying all the way to creating a successful application. We’ve also touched on how to select a law school that’s the right fit for you. What we haven’t examined is the importance of diversity and the policy of acceptance at the law school you select.Given the time commitment students make to law school, it is essential to explore the efforts being made by your potential school to promote diversity. This is why it…

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Ms. JD’s Pre-Law Prep Guide: Choosing a Law School That Works Best For You

Decisions, decisions, decisions.  At this point, it is probably safe to assume that you’ve taken our advice and have been accepted to several great law schools. Congratulations! Now comes the fun part--choosing which one to attend! As we’ve discussed before, law school is a BIG decision. Students often hear the following advice when it comes to choosing a law school: 1        Follow the money: Students are being told that given the legal market and the increased expenses of attending law school (i.e. tuition, fees, housing, living expenses) it would be financially irresponsible to attend a law school that isn’t providing…

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Best Friends at the Bar: Pre-law as a New Focus for Best Friends at the Bar

Welcome to all the pre-law audience out there!  You have not been forgotten.Best Friends at the Bar always has been aimed at women in pre-law.  In fact, the first book, Best Friends at the Bar:  What Women Need to Know about a Career in the Law, was specifically written for the pre-law woman and includes a lot of information for young women deciding whether to pursue careers in the law.  Of course, that book also was written for the woman law student and the young woman law firm associate, and the second book, Best Friends at the Bar:  The New…

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