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.
Law school applications have increased notably in recent times. How does this impact current pre-law students? To appreciate the effect of a larger volume of applicants, it is important first to understand how the LSAT (the most important factor in law school applications) is scored. The LSAT uses a converted scoring system with a 120-180 […]
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 […]
For many aspiring pre-law students, Harvard Law School is a school they dream about attending. The fact that approximately 75 percent of students who are offered a spot in Harvard’s 1L class
As many of you know, my favorite go-to source for great quotes is stock investor guru Warren Buffet. This article contains some statements about Warren Buffet that I believe are worthwhile lessons for all of us. Warren Buffet recently sold all of his massive holdings in the airline industry as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, acknowledging that […]
Curious about 2020 law school rankings? Please see below for the 2020 law school rankings by U.S. News and World reports AND a separate, less-recognized set of law school rankings created by Pepperdine law dean Paul Caron. Take it all with a grain of salt, but it still makes for interesting reading! U.S. News and […]
The LSAC has published a summary of their goals regarding possible future modifications of the LSAT. It is clear that the basic skills that the LSAT has tested for decades will remain highly relevant, and it appears unlikely that any dramatic changes in the skill sets being tested will occur. The purpose of any possible […]
If you are fortunate enough to be able to choose among multiple law schools to which you have been accepted, the decision can be daunting. Let me make a few suggestions from experience.