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PRE-LAW SUMMER READING LIST – the best books to read before starting law school. Going to law school this fall? We’ve got a list of summer reading to make sure that you’re primed and ready to go. We also suggest some pleasure reading to keep your mind agile. Remember, law school is a reading-heavy enterprise. You might not get a chance to read a novel for fun for a while, so you’d better do it now! However, this law school reading list is mostly designed to make sure you are ready to meet the challenge of law school exams, note-taking,…

Deposit deadline season is upon us. This will be a brief post, as there is no way I can possibly cover the range of choices facing all of you. For every one student who has a clear and easy choice about where to attend law school (and whether to attend at all), there are a bunch who have hard choices to make. Picking a law school is serious business. One thing that might quell your anxiety is that you’ll never know if you made the right or wrong choice. Being unable to split yourself in half and attend two places, you…

Here we list the best movies of all time related to the law, including the only two films that really place law school itself front and center. If you asked screenwriters to name the top ten least interesting settings for a movie, I bet law school would make the list. It’s after law school that, in fiction at least, lawyers become interesting. That said, a few movies have managed to make learning the law into something worth filming, and we’ve got ’em on the list. The rest are about lawyers, who everyone knows make great movie material. With that in mind,…

It’s almost February and you might have your law school applications already completed and out the door. You may have gotten responses and could be feeling anything from elation to despair. Should you take one of the offers, or hold off? Also, those of you who haven’t yet applied might be wondering whether to apply this cycle or wait and try to improve their application.  Maybe your LSAT isn’t as good as you hoped going into the process and you are contemplating a June retake. While there are a ton of reasons why it might be a good idea to…

If you’ve read my other posts, you know that law school is mostly a numbers game. At most schools, your GPA and LSAT alone predict where will predict where you do or don’t get in about 90% of the time! That’s huge. Now I said most schools. At Yale and Stanford, and to a lesser extent the other top schools, factors beyond the numbers matter a lot more. Why? Well, every school wants students with good numbers — that’s a given. However, these very top law schools get a lot more applicants with the kind of numbers they want than…

SHOULD YOU TAKE A YEAR (OR MORE) OFF BEFORE LAW SCHOOL? I bet many of the 0Ls happening upon this page will be wondering if there is some admissions advantage to be wrung from going straight to law school, or alternatively, from taking some time off and doing something to boost your resume. I understand this thinking- that is how most future law students think. I’m here to tell you that whether you take a year off is not, by itself, going to make or break you.

In this post, we discuss the best majors for law school applicants. If you are still in undergrad and you are considering law school, this article will give you a better understanding of which undergraduate majors are the most beneficial for law school admissions, and how your choice of major might affect your law school application. Quick Note from Joshua Craven: Remember, these numbers represent averages, and regardless of your major you can dominate the LSAT. I was a finance major and I got a 177 on the LSAT (23 points higher than the average for my major). Click Here…