How to Approach the LSAT Logic Games

This week’s podcast discusses the logic games section of the LSAT.  On the program we have Dave Killoran, CEO of PowerScore Test Preparation, and author of the Logic Games Bible and PowerScore’s LSAT courses; Jeff Thomas, Director of Pre-Law Programs for Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions; and Andrew Brody, National Content Director of LSAT Programs for The Princeton Review.

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What is a 3 + 3 Law Program and is it Right for You?

This week’s podcast discusses the combination of an undergraduate B.A. (or B.S.) and graduate J.D. Often referred to as a 3+3 program, this course of study typically takes a combined six years to complete, and allows students to earn a bachelor and law degree from either the same university or from the student’s home university and another institution the student’s home university has partnered with.

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Decoding the Meaning of Your LSAT Score

This week’s podcast discusses the meaning of your LSAT score. On the program we have Andrew Brody, National Content Director for LSAT Programs at The Princeton Review; Jeff Thomas, Assistant Director of Pre-Law Programs for Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions; and Elie Mystal, an editor at Above the Law, a legal tabloid.

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Personal Statements

This week’s podcast discusses the law school application personal statement. The personal statement is a vital part of the law school application. It allows students to tell stories taken from their life and personal experiences and present multiple facets of their personality to law school admissions officers.

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Black Marks on Law School Applications

This week’s podcast discusses “black” or “red” marks on your law school applications. Our guests on the program are Susan Krinsky, Associate Dean of Admissions at Tulane University Law School; Joyce Curll, former Dean of Admissions at Harvard Law School and New York University School of Law, and author of Best Law School Admission Secrets; and Collins Byrd, Assistant Dean of Admissions at University of Iowa College of Law.

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Should You Apply to Law School via Early Admission?

This week’s podcast discusses the concept of early decision with law school applications. Some schools offer applicants the option to “apply early” to schools, which can be beneficial to students seeking entrance to a particular school. Early decision applicants often have an earlier deadline for their application, and will obtain their admissions decision sooner. This allows applicants to know far in advance if they have been admitted to the school of their choice. However, most early decisions are also binding, which require the student to attend the program they were admitted to, and to withdraw all applications with other schools.

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The Successful Law School Interview

Our topic this week is the law school admissions interview. Though most law schools don't require or request a formal interview as part of the admissions process, the ability to engage in a successful law school interview is an important skill for all law school applicants to master. It is important to remember that any interaction, formal or informal, you have with a representative from a law school can affect your admissions chances. Therefore, even if you find yourself meeting a law school representative at a relaxed social event, understanding the best interview techniques and how to apply them effectively is important. Being a successful law school interviewee can also ultimately aid you when interviewing for legal jobs or summer internships.

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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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JD/MBA Joint Degree

This week’s podcast discusses the joint JD/MBA degree. On the program we have Patrick Chung, a Harvard JD/MBA graduate and current partner at NEA (a venture capital firm in California); Melanie Nutt, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at Wake Forest University School of Law; and Richard Hermann, co-editor of the Directory of Law School Joint Degree Programs.

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