One of the things I have emphasized to my readers for years is that economies are cyclical. It is worth mentioning again during our much stronger current economic cycle.
Category Archives: Law School
Some prospective law school students (like my former college roommate) knew from the time they were 5 years old that they were going to be a lawyer. Others (like me) were less certain, and were considering a variety of other options as well. Although this Forbes article has a “Chatgpt feel” to it, it does […]
Those were the kind words recently received from former SIU student Robert M. Robert passed the California State Bar on his first try, after coming out of law school entirely debt-free. Here is Robert’s story, told in his own words:
Let’s begin this blog by stating the obvious: law school rankings are notoriously subjective. In addition, many of them do not represent what often is even more important to law school students: the reputation of the law school. That being said, it can sometimes be useful to view these law school rankings with an eye towards what […]
Here it is…always controversial, always interesting and always conversation provoking! US News and World Reports 2023 law school rankings.
One of the frequent challenges that law school applicants face is whether to apply “early decision” to a law school, committing to that law school if accepted. While this article discusses the issue at the University (college) level, and expresses opinions regarding the impact of the process (spoiler alert: the process often favors the wealthy!), […]
In 2022, UCLA once again has been ranked the #1 public University by U.S. News and World Reports, with UC Berkeley right behind it at #2. Congrats to the entire UC system, with UCLA and UC Berkeley leading the pack, on consistently offering exceptional public University educations for decades! A lot of factors go into […]
An unusual event occurred for some LSAT takers during the June LSAT. Specifically, many test takers received a different type of “experimental” section during the fourth section of their exam. To understand what happened, one needs to be aware of two LSAT-related facts: Two Historical LSAT Facts 1. The LSAT currently consists of four sections: […]
While the importance of the first two items on this list (LSAT score and cumulative undergraduate gpa) are not likely to generate much serious debate, the unscientific “ranking” of the remaining law school “soft factors” below might stir up some controversy. After all, not all admission committee members prioritize each of the “soft factors” in […]
So, you probably have learned about the importance of your LSAT score and undergraduate gpa to your law school application. However, I’ve also noticed a series of other factors that many prospective law students believe will influence their application that actually have very little, if any, impact. Here are five of them: A “non-traditional” college […]