Which Top 50 Law Schools Accept the June LSAT?

Posted by Dave Killoran on

In the last few years, there has been a seismic shift in application deadline dates, which greatly benefits current applicants. A decade ago, only a few schools accepted the results of the February LSAT for fall admission later that year, and many application deadlines were in January (if not December). Fast forward to today, and the situation is much changed! Almost every school now accepts the results of the February LSAT, and, as the table below shows, a significant number of schools in the Top 50 now accept the results of the June LSAT (and many more outside the Top 50 accept June results). In other words, if you are reading this today and have yet to take the LSAT or apply to law school, you could still apply now to a number of schools and attend this fall. Previously, that was unthinkable.

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Topics: Law School Admissions

Are There "Reverse-Splitter Friendly" Law Schools?

Posted by Daniel Plainview on

In December of last year we published a post on the topic of which law schools the numbers dictate are “splitter-friendly,” which seemed to generate a lot of interest. For the uninitiated, a “splitter-friendly” school is one that could be said to take a relatively more forgiving look at an applicant’s grade point average (GPA) as long as that applicant has a high LSAT score. One of the obvious follow-up questions for a post like that is, “Well, what about the reverse situation? Are there schools that are more forgiving of lower LSAT scores for applicants who have stellar GPAs?”

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Topics: Law School Admissions

PowerScore LSAT Forum Post of the Day: Choosing a Prep Course After Reading the PowerScore Bibles

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on

Which prep course should you take after reading the PowerScore LSAT Bibles? This is a fantastic question that we get frequently, and in today's LSAT Forum Post of the Day, LSAT expert Nikki Siclunov offers some tips to a student on how to find the best course fit for you.

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Topics: Law School Admissions, LSAT Prep, LSAT Forum

Which Law Schools Are Splitter-friendly? And Which Aren't?

Posted by Daniel Plainview on

When you discuss law school applications, the question of which schools are "splitter friendly" comes up pretty often, and it's not really an easy question to answer. Are we looking for schools to which a high percentage of splitters are admitted relative to non-splitter applicants? Schools that seem to value an applicant’s LSAT score much more than his/her GPA? How about schools that are willing to go really low on the GPA scale to nab those high LSAT scores?

There is actually a lot of overlap between those questions, but they're not all the same thing. There is a ton of anecdotal evidence out there, but the point of this blog is to try to get to the bottom of what the numbers themselves can tell us. With the "splitter friendly" question, it's not all that easy.

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Topics: Law School Admissions

Join Our Free Letters of Recommendation Webinar!

Posted by Dave Killoran on

Ever wondered who to ask to write you a letter of recommendation? Or have you ever wondered how to make sure your chosen recommender writes you the best possible letter? Or perhaps you've wondered if it even makes a difference at all? Well, you can get answers to all those questions and many more tomorrow evening during our free webinar covering law school admission letters of recommendation. If you are interested, read on for all the details!

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Topics: Law School Admissions

PowerScore LSAT Forum Post of the Day: Nested Conditionals

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If you come across a Nested Conditional statement, you cannot completely ignore it unless, of course, you don't care about that one extra point. Oh, and by the way, you just came across a Nested Conditional statement. See how easy that was? In today's LSAT Forum Post of the Day, LSAT expert Nikki Siclunov offers some tips to a student on handling such complex conditionals.

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Topics: Law School Admissions, LSAT Prep, LSAT Forum

Law School Applications: Every Word Counts

Posted by Dave Killoran on

The other night I co-hosted a free PowerScore online seminar on the basics of the law school admissions process. This seminar, known as Admissions 101, covers each step of applying to law school, and it discusses how to approach the application process and what the law schools are seeking from you as an applicant. During this seminar I spent a lot of time answering questions about two things in particular: letters of recommendation (LOR) and the personal statement. Due to the large number of LOR questions, I'm going to do a special seminar on just the letters of rec on December 6th at 8 PM Eastern / 5 PM Pacific. If you want to know more about how to get the best LORs possible, come join me (sign up here)! And, we'll also look at some past examples of real letters (both good and bad) sent in by former students of minetrust me, that's always entertaining!

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Topics: Law School Admissions

Three Pieces of Admissions Advice From the USC Law Fair

Posted by Jon Denning on

The University of Southern California's annual Law Fair was held last Monday, November 7th, and I was fortunate enough to be in attendance. Over the course of the day I was able to speak to dozens of prospective law students about their LSAT plans, a number of other test prep companies about their various offerings, and, most central to this blog, an incredibly gracious admissions officer from UC Hastings College of Law.*

Our conversation was largely free-wheeling and unstructured, as spontaneous chats tend to be, but from it I've distilled three key admissions points that you should keep in mind as you complete your applications. 

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Topics: Law School Admissions

Have Law School Admissions Questions? Join Us For A Free Seminar!

Posted by Dave Killoran on

One week from today on Wednesday, November 16th, PowerScore will be holding a free online law school admissions seminar! The seminar will be hosted by PowerScore law school admissions consultant Tony Bates and PowerScore CEO and LSAT Bibles author Dave Killoran. The first part of the seminar will cover the admissions process and the ins and outs of applying to law school, including how to choose a law school and how to best craft and submit your application and essays. The second half of the seminar will be an open question-and-answer session where we will take questions from the audience. Throughout the seminar we will also be answering student questions via chat, so bring your questions and prepare for an informative evening!

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Topics: Law School Admissions, LSAT Prep

Does submitting an early law school application improve your chances?

Posted by Daniel Plainview on

Applying Early

When I was getting ready to apply to law school a few years ago, I remember very clearly checking on the dates that applications opened at each of the schools I was interested in, and anxiously waiting for those dates to arrive.  I figured that if I applied early on in the process, I was giving myself the best possible shot at being accepted.  After all, everywhere I looked on line the message was the same: apply as early as you can, apply today!  Actually, apply yesterday, because if you don’t, then all hope is surely lost.

To be honest, having your applications ready to go on day one is not the worst idea in the world, for reasons wholly unrelated to whether or not it improves your chances of admission.  First, I’m generally just a proponent of getting things done early rather than later, because who knows what might happen a week from now that will prevent you from getting that application finished?  If you have the time now, why not use it?  Second, it’s a great way to spend that anxiety-ridden period between taking the LSAT and getting the results.  I know for me, it helped keep my mind occupied on something other than a score I no longer had any control over.  But, does applying early actually have any effect on whether or not you’re admitted to a given law school? 

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Topics: Law School Admissions