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How to Get into Berkeley Law School

Berkeley is known for its commitment to providing a high quality legal education in a “supportive learning environment.” The school discourages competition by fostering collegiality amongst students not only through their unique non-letter grading system but by also encouraging social gatherings.

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How to Get into Michigan Law School

Michigan is consistently one of the highest-ranked law schools in the United States. Though located in the Midwest, its national reputation attracts student and employers far and wide and its esteemed alumni can be found everywhere in the country and the world.

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How to Get into Penn Law School

Consistently ranked as #7 of the top ten law schools in the country by U.S. News & World Report, the University of Pennsylvania School of Law (Penn Law) is in the heart of Philadelphia, in close proximity to the many other University of Pennsylvania graduate and undergraduate colleges.

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How to Get into NYU Law School

NYU Law’s campus sits in the heart of Washington Square in Greenwich Village, a historic and dynamic neighborhood in New York City. Consistently ranked among the best 10 U.S. law schools, NYU is one of the larger top-tier law schools, with class size typically ranging from 400-450 students (or 1200-1350 total JD students).

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How to Get into Chicago Law School

With an intimate class size of roughly 600 students, the University of Chicago Law School emphasizes its tight-knit community and focus on interdisciplinary learning. Students are encouraged to embrace “the life of the mind” and study law for the sake of learning.

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How to Get into Stanford Law School

SLS is one of the nation’s premier law schools whose esteemed alumni include Supreme Court Chief Justice William R. Rehnquist and Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. The institution strives to inspire its students to be intellectually curious and forward thinking.

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How to Get into Yale Law School

As the most selective law school in the country, Yale is known for its scholarly culture and emphasis on public service. Alumni are illustrious. Power couple Bill and Hillary Clinton met in Yale’s law library. Three sitting Supreme Court Justices—Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, and Sonia Sotomayor—earned their J.D.s at Yale. Governors Jerry Brown (California) and Gina Raimondo (Rhode Island) are also graduates.

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Study Effectively When Retaking the LSAT

Many test-takers decide to retake the LSAT in an effort to improve their score. Although there are some similarities between preparing to take the test for the first time and preparing to retake the test, there are also a few significant differences. One of the most common misconceptions about preparing to retake the LSAT is…

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How Does the LSAC Calculate Undergraduate GPA?

Why is the cumulative GPA that LSAC reports not the same as the GPA as calculated by their undergraduate institutions? After submitting their transcripts to the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), many applicants are perplexed to find that the cumulative GPA that LSAC reports is not the same as the GPA as calculated by their…

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How to Write a Great Law School Personal Statement

Other than an applicant’s LSAT score and undergraduate GPA, the most important component of a law school application is the personal statement. The personal statement is your opportunity to tell admissions committees about the person behind the numbers, achievements and other aspects of you that they will learn about in the other parts of your…

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What You Need To Know About Law School Deadlines

Because law schools use a rolling admissions cycle, it is often daunting to figure out each school’s application deadline, if they have one at all, and what one should do if the stated deadline has passed. “Hard” vs. “Soft” Law School Deadlines Because of the rolling nature of the law school admissions cycle, candidates submit…

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Please and Thank You: 7 Tips to Getting Stellar Letters of Recommendation for Law School Applications

It is not too early to get a head start on a critical part of your law school applications: letters of recommendation. Letters from your professors or employers tell an important story about you: your work ethic, intellectual curiosity, character and drive. You should have a minimum of two, and potentially up to four, strong…

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