Paying for Law School

This week’s podcast gives information and advice on how to pay for law school. We hear from Kim Clark (lead education writer for the US News and World Report), Joe Russo (Director of Student Financial Strategies for Notre Dame), and Roberta Frick (Director of Student Finance for the University of Connecticut Law School). Our experts comment on a variety of topics and ideas for students to consider when figuring out how to pay for law school.

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Is law school right for me?

This week’s podcast helps answer the question “Is Law School Right For Me?”. We spoke to Jose Ivan Roman, Assistant Director of Admissions at Boston Law School; Kelly Shull Cannon, Partner at Houser, Newman, Besley Law Firm; and Kris Tina Carlston, Lawyer and Pre-Law Advisor at Brigham Young University. Our experts discussed the qualities and skill sets it takes to succeed in the law school classroom and the questions to ask yourself before entering into the financial and time commitments of law school. Though Jose Ivan Roman doesn’t believe a specific personality is made for law school, all three of our experts believe there are specific skill-sets needed to succeed. They mentioned drive and determination, along with analytical, writing, reading, and public speaking skills as being necessary for a successful law school student.

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The Under-Represented Minority

This week’s podcast discusses law students that fall under the category of the underrepresented minority, or URM. LSAC states that only 1 out of every 25 lawyers is African American, Latino, Asian American or Native American. LSAC also states, as per the statistics available on their site, that in the only 25% of law school students were recognized minorities.

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Should I take the LSAT more than once?

This week’s program sheds light on the law school admission myth of taking the LSAT more than once. Many students believe that if they take the LSAT more than once, law schools will average their LSAT scores, potentially putting them at a numerical disadvantage with single-LSAT applicants. However, many students are not aware of a 2006 American Bar Association policy requiring schools to only report the highest LSAT score for their admitted students. This ABA policy drastically changed the way many schools handle multiple LSAT scores, and allowed students greater flexibility when taking the test.

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How Can I Pay for Law School?

This week’s podcast gives information and advice on how to pay for law school. We hear from Kim Clark (lead education writer for the US News and World Report), Joe Russo (Director of Student Financial Strategies for Notre Dame), and Roberta Frick (Director of Student Finance for the University of Connecticut Law School). Our experts comment on a variety of topics and ideas for students to consider when figuring out how to pay for law school.

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Real Estate Law

This week's podcast takes a look at the practice of real estate law. We'll hear from professors at two U.S. ABA-approved law schools: University of Montana School of Law Associate Professor Kristen Juras, and University of Wisconsin Law School Associate Professor Thomas Mitchell.

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What can I do with a law degree?

In this week’s podcast we look into the question, “What can I do with a Law Degree?” We speak with Robert Boland, sports agent, attorney, and professor at NYU; Caroline Dowd Higgins, Director of the Career and Professional Development Office at Indiana School of Law; and Robert Nelson, Director of the American Bar Foundation.

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FASFA

This week's podcast discusses the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FASFA. We'll hear from experts Kathleen Koch, Assistant Dean for Student Financial Services at Seattle University School of Law; Nicky Fornarotto, Financial Aid Coordinator and LRAP Administrator at Rutgers School of Law–Newark; and Dr. Jeffrey Hanson, owner of Jeffrey Hanson Education Services.

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