A key question for pre-law students is: what do law schools really care about? Is it your LSAT score? Your grades? Personal Statement? Letters of recommendation? Extracurricular activities?
The LSAT remains a required test for law school admission, unless the law school can show that an alternative exam (e.g., the GRE) also is valid and reliable. The ABA’s decision to keep the LSAT requirement came after a host of diverse interest groups expressed the importance of the LSAT. The full article can be […]
The 2018 law school rankings can be seen here: https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/law-rankings. As always, these rankings should be taken with a grain of salt. But they are interesting reading nonetheless. Two of the more notable changes involved California schools, including (1) UCI Law School continuing its meteoric rise in the rankings to #21, up seven places from […]
A different set of law of law school rankings, with a different focus and different results, is published by Above the Law (ATL). Focusing entirely on the outcomes of students enrolled in the various law schools, ATL’s rankings (and the basis for them) are worth reviewing as well. As indicated in my post about the […]
The number of LSAT-takers sitting for the most recent LSAT (February 2018) increased a 13.6% compared to February 2017, one year ago. Perhaps more meaningfully, the cumulative increase in LSAT takers over the past year (including the June 2017, September 2017, December 2017 and February 2018 LSATs) increased 18.1% over the past year.
For all of you pre-law students interested in learning more about the LSAT, law school, practicing law, and ScoreItUp LSAT Prep courses, I routinely give FREE workshops at local Universities. Here are the upcoming ones (at UCI, CSUF and Chapman University):
One question I often get from students at this time of year is: should I cram to take the February LSAT and begin law school in Fall 2018, or delay law school for a year. Here are some thoughts to consider:
Right now, the economy and the market for lawyers has picked up substantially. As a result, we are seeing the first uptick in law school enrollment that we have seen in many years. The strengthened economy is good news for would-be lawyers. The fact that law school enrollment is still low by historical standards also […]
Most pre-law students become familiar with the 120-180 point LSAT scale. But what do those numbers really mean? The LSAC published it’s most recent percentile chart, showing the percentile rank associated with every LSAT score. Please see below for the actual chart and some very interesting details:
Are you planning on going to law school? In addition to the LSAT and your gpa, writing an effective personal statement can impact your chances significantly. ScoreItUp now has a brand NEW video providing expert guidance on personal statements.