Laura Bladow

Pre-Law Book Review: The No B.S. Guides

Congratulations to the Pre-Law Guru, Peg Cheng, who launched her No B.S. Guides as ebooks on Amazon and Barnes & Noble this week! I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to get my hands on copies of all three guides as a member of her No B.S. Book Launch Team (please note all opinions are my own). If you're applying to law school this fall follow along as Peg shares her expert advice on the Ms. JD Blog, and read on for my reviews of the deeper dive she provides through her guides! As always, when you shop with Amazon consider starting at and selecting to support Ms. JD as your non-profit of choice.

The No B.S. Guide to the Law School Application Timeline (Buy on Amazon or Barnes & Noble)

The first thing I did after reading through this guide was to pull up my calendar and begin entering the ideal start dates, deadlines, and reminders for all of the various portions of the law school application process. Needless to say if you're (a little bit) type-A like me or if you just need the structure of a timeline to tackle a large project, this books is the quick and dirty guide to get you there! Accompanying the ideal deadlines are the drop dead dates to keep even those who prefer to procrastinate on track. The guide also briefly details what goes into each step so you know that all your bases are covered as you check the boxes. From getting a profile set up with LSAT to applying for financial aid, The No B.S. Guide to the Law School Application Timeline is something that I will definitely be referring to on a regular basis as I pull my applications together this fall!

The No B.S. Guide to the Law School Resume (Buy on Amazon or Barnes & Noble)

If you've never written a resume before applying to law school, this guide is the perfect starting point. I would even highly recommend this guide to non-pre-law individuals who are in need of some guidance in writing their first college or post-college resume. Peg walks you step-by-step through the process and includes examples of recommended formatting as you go. If you've been out in the work force for sometime and are comfortable with your resume as is, this guide can help ensure that you've included the nuances a law school admissions officer looks for in a resume.

The No B.S. Guide to the Law School Addendum (Buy on Amazon or Barnes & Noble)

Addenda can be a tricky part of the law school application. First things first, (and since you know your particular situations the best) do some research on your own to see if you need to write any addenda. Then, if you do, download Peg's guide. This guide provides an outline to write any addendum, plus the examples and corresponding commentary will help you tailor the basic outline to your individual needs.

About the Author: Laura Bladow is Ms. JD's Programs Manager in addition to being a passionate pre-law woman. Have questions about law school or pursuing a career with a JD? Leave a comment below or tweet @msjdtweets & @laurabladow with the hashtag #msjdprelaw and engage with our community! Looking for more pre-law resources? Check out Ms. JD's Pre-Law Prep Guide as well as the pre-law section of our blog!

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