Who Should Retake the LSAT?

Posted by Dave Killoran on

One of the most common questions we receive is about whether one should retake the LSAT. Students want to know if they should retake the test, and if so, how they should study for that retake. Here, we discuss who should retake the LSAT and why (and next time we'll discuss how to go about properly preparing for a retake).

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Topics: Law School Admissions, LSAT Prep

Struggling with the September LSAT? Is December Too Late?

Posted by Dave Killoran on

One of the most common questions we receive is whether applying early with a September LSAT score is a better strategy than taking the December LSAT and then applying with what would likely be a better score (since December allows you more than two extra months of studying). Many students think the advantage of applying early is so great that it is better to just take the September LSAT even if that test doesn't produce their best LSAT score. But that is not the case at all, so let's talk about what to do if you either don't feel great about the upcoming September LSAT or if you take September and it doesn't go well (hint: you are in better shape than you think!). 

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Topics: Law School Admissions, LSAT Prep

PowerScore LSAT Forum Post of the Day: Logical Negation - Which word do I negate in a sentence?

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on

When practicing LSAT Logical Reasoning, many students get stuck wondering how to identify which word to negate in a long and complicated sentence. In today's LSAT Forum Post of the Day, LSAT expert Jonathan Evans provides a student with a key phrase you can introduce to any statement to quickly convey the concept of its negation.

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Topics: Law School Admissions, LSAT Prep, LSAT Forum

Free Giveaway of Ann Levine's New Law School Admissions Book!

Posted by Dave Killoran on

One of our favorite law school admissions consultants is Ann Levine, who can be found at LawSchoolExpert.com. We recommend her popular book, The Law School Admission Game: Play Like an Expert, and the newest edition of the book is coming out on August 1st . We've got several free copies to give away (see below) and I also talked with Ann about the new version, as well as how she helps students with the law school admission process.

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Topics: Law School Admissions

What 25th and 75th LSAT Score Percentiles Mean for Law School Admissions

Posted by Jon Denning on

With your LSAT score in hand, it's now time to consider what that number means for you in terms of your admissions odds. Everyone knows that an LSAT score is almost universally prized above all other factors—often counting more towards an acceptance than GPA, letters of rec, personal statement, and resume combined! Often, if you can believe it, several times more than that collective "other"—but exactly what does the number you've attained mean to the school (or schools) to which you intend to apply? Let's investigate.

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Topics: Law School Admissions

Join Our Free LSAT Self-Study Workshop Webinar Tomorrow Night!

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Planning to study on your own for the LSAT? PowerScore LSAT Bible author Dave Killoran and Vice President Jon Denning are co-hosting a special free webinar TOMORROW NIGHT on 6/28 where they will be helping students construct the most efficient self-study plan possible. They will break down sample cases of common types of students, and let you know how to make the most of your studies based on your goals, timeframe, and initial strengths and weaknesses. Sign up today to interact with two of the leading voices in the LSAT prep field!

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Topics: Law School Admissions

Do Law Schools View Multiple LSAT Attempts as a Negative?

Posted by Spivey Consulting on

One of the most persistent law school admissions myths is the notion that schools consider every LSAT scores – or the average score – for individual applicants when assessing their admissions profile.  This is a particularly tough myth to counter because it often originates from the carefully crafted semantics law schools themselves use in describing how they view multiple tests.

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Topics: Law School Admissions

Law School Letters of Recommendation: 4 Key Questions Answered

Posted by Dave Killoran on

Recently, US News and World Report contacted PowerScore with questions about the law school admissions process, and specifically about letters of recommendation. Since their final magazine article didn’t use the entirety of our answers, we thought we’d post them here for you to use!

Below are the four main questions we were asked, with each question followed by two separate responses. The first reply is from Dave Killoran, PowerScore’s CEO and co-author of the forthcoming PowerScore Law School Admissions Bible, and the second is from Tony Bates, PowerScore Law School Admissions Consultant.

Here are the four questions and corresponding answers:

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Topics: Law School Admissions

What is Yield Protection in Law School Admissions?

Posted by Daniel Plainview on

In the world of law school admissions, the U.S. News and World Report’s (USNWR) annual law school rankings are always looming, in one way or another, in the background.

For better or worse, the USNWR rankings are the most widely cited, and for many are considered the gospel truth when it comes to law school rankings. They receive heavy criticism along a number of lines. Many criticize them for placing insufficient emphasis on employment outcomes, and too much emphasis on things like library resources and expenditures per student, which favor schools with a lot to spend. Another common complaint is that the rankings are self-reinforcing. 

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Topics: Law School Admissions

Yale Law School To Accept GRE Scores

Posted by Dave Killoran on

Hot on the heels of rival Harvard's decision to accept GRE scores in lieu of LSAT scores, Yale Law School (https://law.yale.edu/) announced this morning that they would be implementing the use of GRE scores in the law school admission process effective immediately. "When we saw Harvard's decision to accept GRE scores, we knew we needed to move quickly to employ a similar policy lest Harvard get ahead of us in the all-important rankings battle," said Yale spokesperson N. Feriority. "We've been #1 for so long that it would be a crippling blow to our self-esteem if we somehow dropped behind Harvard or Stanford."

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Topics: GRE prep, Law School Admissions, LSAT Prep