Category Archives: Law School

UCLA and UC Berkeley Ranked #1 and #2

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 […]

The June 2022 LSAT’s Unusual “Experimental” Section

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: […]

“Top 10” Application Factors That Law Schools Consider (Ranked)

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 […]

5 Things Law Schools DON’T Care About

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 […]

Law School Personal Statements: A Key “Soft Factor”

The two most important things law schools evaluate when selecting among applicants (and determining merit-based scholarships) are (1) LSAT scores, and (2) cumulative, undergraduate grade point averages. And, of those two factors, the LSAT tends to be the one that is weighted most heavily. But how do law schools choose among law school applicants whose […]

Law School “Splitters”: LSAT Score vs. GPA

The two most important parts of your law school application are your (highest) LSAT score and your cumulative, undergraduate GPA. For most law schools, your LSAT score will be the more important of the two criteria, especially if you are a “splitter” (i.e., high LSAT score and low GPA, or vice versa). Studies show that neither of […]

Law School’s Meaning of “Diversity”

We often hear that law schools seek a “diverse” student body, but exactly what does that mean? And why is it important for prelaw students to know? First, let’s begin with what “diversity” does not mean to law schools. The meaning of “diversity” is not limited to what often comes to mind: i.e., diversity of […]

Why Law Schools Love (Well, Like) “Splitters”

For you statistics junkies (and any other prospective law school students), the relative frequency of “splitters” in law school is notable.  “Splitters” is a term that describes students who either (1) have a high gpa and low LSAT score, or (2) have a high LSAT score and low gpa.   Why do we see such […]