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New 2019 USNews Law School Rankings

The ever-influential US News and World Report’s ranking of top US law schools are out! Here is a full list of the 2019 rankings compared to the 2018 rankings: Law School 2019 +/- 2018 Yale University 1 – 1 Stanford University 2 – 2 Harvard University 3 – 3 University…

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Law School Application Deadlines (2018-2019)

Below, I’ve compiled a comprehensive list of all regular law school application deadlines for students who will be starting their 1L year in Fall 2018. While latecomers can use these deadlines to make sure their applications are timely, it is worth reminding everyone that, when it comes to law school admissions, earlier…

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2017 US News Law School Rankings Leaked!

The 2017 US News Law School Rankings aren’t scheduled to be released until March 16th, but just like last year, they’ve leaked to the public a couple weeks early. Huge shoutout to Above the Law & Spivey Consulting for breaking the story & publishing the rankings. Without further ado, here…

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The Worst Law School in America

It’s 2017, and there are now hundreds of news articles and entire blogs devoted to warning potential students of the perils of attending a low ranked, high cost law school. We’re positive people here at Lawschooli, so we typically try and keep our message positive and upbeat. But sometimes we see things happening in…

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Law School Application Predictions for 2015 and 2016

The ABA recently released it’s yearly enrollment statistics, showing that enrollment has plunged yet again this year, bringing enrollment to a record 27-year low. 37,924 full-time and part-time students began law school this fall, a 4.4 percent drop from last-year. All told, approximately 15,ooo fewer 1Ls will walk through the doors then did…

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When to Write a Law School Application Addendum

Wondering if you need to write an addendum to your law school application? An addendum is simply a short, one-page essay that explains weaknesses or discrepancies in your law school application. We recently got a question in the LSAT Mastermind Group from a member who wanted to know if her situation warranted writing an…

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Is Your LSAC GPA Lower Than Your Degree GPA?

One of the more common inquires I receive from readers is about how LSAC will calculate GPA. Because the policies are a little obscure, I’m going to try and shed some light on the process so you might better know what to expect. Hopefully, you won’t be blind-sided like I was with a…

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Why 2014-2015 Is A Great Time To Apply To Law School

Anyone who has read this blog in the past year knows that I’m pretty cautious about sending people on the path to law school. In the wake of the recession, getting into this profession has been a risky proposition for the majority of aspirants. Consider this grim statistic: for recent classes, fewer than 60% of graduating students…

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Law School Rankings: LSAT and Employment Rank

I know that everyone loves law school rankings so today I wanted to bring you a very simple one that is pulled from the work of a law professor, Alfred Brophy of UNC law school. The US News’ Rankings methodology includes many variables that are arguably disconnected from what students…

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GPA Medians For Law Schools 2015

In today’s post we have a reference chart of GPA medians by law school. These GPA figures, pulled from the class that entered in Fall 2013, are those used in ranking law schools for the current 2015 US News Best Law Schools Rankings. I expect that these median figures reflect with reasonable accuracy what GPA you will…

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LSAT Medians For Law Schools 2015

Update: For the most current numbers, see this post: Class of 2017 LSAT and GPA Medians For those anticipating their LSAT score soon, here is a handy chart of LSAT medians, 25th percentiles, and 75th percentiles by law school. These figures are those used to rank law schools for the…

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