Anne Chaconas

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LSAC Law Forum Etiquette

Posted by on May 23, 2013 at 11:00 AM

It's that time of the year: LSAC Law Forum time! Don't know what an LSAC Law Forum is? You should! Law forums are events held in various major cities around the country where prospective law students have an opportunity to talk personally with representatives from ABA-approved law schools. Almost every ABA-approved law school sends representatives to these events, which are held in hotels and conference centers. These reps have information and documentation about their schools, and are also available to talk to students and answer questions.

If you're a prospective law applicant, law forums are a great opportunity to get your questions answered, and get information on the schools you're interested in. They are an incredibly useful tool. However, they are most useful if you take the time to think about what you'll do at the forum, and how you'll approach the experience.

Here are some tips.

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Topics: Law School Admissions

Law Schools With June Application Deadlines

Posted by on May 16, 2013 at 11:00 AM

It’s that time of the year, guys and gals. It’s deadline season. Time to get all your ducks in a row and get everything where it needs to be. To help you out with this process, here are the ABA-approved law schools with June deadlines. As a reminder: Double-check all these dates with the schools and LSAC. If you see any errors or changes, you can let me know by commenting on the post, or sending me an email – admissions (at) powerscore (dot) com.

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Topics: Law School Admissions

Useful resources for law school applicants

Posted by on May 9, 2013 at 11:00 AM

If you're applying this fall, you should already be thinking about your law school applications. And, if you're already thinking about your law school applications, you may already be researching schools, and quickly becoming overwhelmed with the many, many different websites and publications out there that give out (sometimes not-so-reliable) information.

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Topics: Law School Admissions

“Why Is My LSAT Score So Important In The Law School Admissions Process?”

Posted by on May 2, 2013 at 11:00 AM

With the June 2013 LSAT just around the corner, it’s time we analyze this question. It is something I find very few applicants know the actual answer to. It’s surprising to me that, with all the hoopla surrounding LSAT preparation and taking the LSAT, most students never actually stop to wonder: Why exactly is this test so important? 

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Topics: Law School Admissions, LSAT Prep

How does the law school application process work?

Posted by on April 18, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Unlike applying to college, which is pretty straight-forward process (at least in retrospect), applying to law school can feel a little labyrinthine. Transcripts, Law School Reports, letters of recommendation, the Credential Assembly service, addenda...after a while, it can all start getting jumbled up.

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Important Dates for the June 2013 LSAT

Posted by on April 11, 2013 at 11:10 AM

If you're thinking about taking the June 2013 LSAT in the U.S. Caribbean, or Canada, don't leave registration until the last second! Here are some important dates to keep in mind.

The regular registration deadline for the June 2013 LSAT is May 7, 2013. This is the last day you can sign up for the test and not get charged a late fee. The registration fee for the LSAT is currently US$160 or $162 Canadian.
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Thinking about deferring your law school acceptance?

Posted by on April 4, 2013 at 11:37 AM

The end result of applying to law school is--obviously, some might say--attending once you've been admitted. However, for some applicants, for a variety of reasons, this isn't possible. They may have every intention of attending, but things come up. It could be anything: A once-in-a-lifetime internship in a foreign country, the opportunity to take on a unique one- or two-year assignment, an unforeseen family or personal emergency. In that case, students are put in the unenviable position of having to turn away from what they've just spent (in some cases, years) striving for. However, many schools provide an option for students in just these situations that make swallowing that pill a little less bitter: They offer the option of a 

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Topics: Law School Admissions

The 4 things you absolutely MUST do before starting the law school application process

Posted by on March 28, 2013 at 9:47 AM

Most would-be law school applicants focus on what they'll have to do once they start the law school application process. But what they don't realize is that there is plenty they need to do before they even start the engine on the law-school-mobile. 

Here are four things that any law school applicant absolutely should do before they embark on their professional school journey:

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"Do I have to wait until after I take the LSAT to get my letters of recommendation?"

Posted by on March 21, 2013 at 9:39 AM

One of the biggest misconceptions students have about the law school admissions process is that they have to wait to do anything until after they've taken the LSAT. 

Now, don't get me wrong: Taking the LSAT before you do anything else is not a bad thing. On the contrary, it's a great starting point, since your LSAT score determines so much when it comes to your application--where you'll have the best chance of admission, what your overall applications strategy needs to be, and if you need to take it again to be a competitive applicant. However, that's not to say that other things that are not heavily dependent on your LSAT can't be happening at the same time that you're studying for and taking the LSAT (or even before). 

Two of these things are letters of recommendation (LORs) and transcripts

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Law school application timeline for those taking the October LSAT

Posted by on March 14, 2013 at 2:17 PM

If you're thinking about taking the October LSAT and applying to law school this year, BUT you're a college student and don't want to start anything until summer break (or you simply don't want to start anything until later on this year), this is the application timeline for you.

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Topics: Law School Admissions