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Jesse R. Borges PhD

About Jesse R. Borges PhD

During the past 20+ years, including 15 with Kaplan, where I serve as Senior Admissions Consultant & Trainer, I’ve personally advised more than 1,500 graduate school applicants, and helped my clients gain admission to nearly every ABA-approved Law School in the United States. My expertise covers not only admission to law school, but also business, public policy, international affairs and social science programs. I have a PhD from Princeton University, and have previously been honored as Kaplan Graduate Admissions Consultant of the Year, as well as as National Consultant of the Year. When I’m not working with clients at Kaplan, I’m running The MBA Admissions Center, which is my MBA admissions consulting practice. You can find my complete bio at
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I Took the June LSAT, Should I Retake?

I Took the June LSAT, Should I Retake?

You’ve just taken the June LSAT. Now, you’re wondering whether you should retake the LSAT in October.

Every summer—without fail—this turns out to be one of the most asked questions that we get from law school applicants after Test …

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Law School Applications: 5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Rush Them in by October

As they say at the start of the famous Indianapolis 500, Ladies and gentlemen … start your engines …  this year’s law school application season is about to begin.

If you’re planning to apply to law school, as the …

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Law School Scholarships: Applicants Negotiating Now More Than Ever

Since the 1990’s, me and a few of my closest friends have been quietly advising law school applicants on the basic talking points of negotiating law school scholarships.  We were happy in our own little world, knowing that our clients …

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Retaking the LSAT in October – Part Two

The previous discussion covered questions you should ask yourself regarding your previous performance, now we’re looking toward the future …

As you contemplate whether you should retake the test, you need to consider your past performance but you also need …

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You’ve taken the June LSAT – should you retake the LSAT in October?

To retake or not to retake the LSAT in October?

Every summer – without fail – this turns out to be one of the most often-asked questions that I get from my law school applicants.  (Actually, it wins out …

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How to Avoid Law School Rankings Tunnel Vision

Are you that guy?  You know, the guy who says, “I’m going to go to this law school which is ranked at #37 because this other school that I got into is ranked lower, at #56.”  Worse yet, are you …

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A Few Questions to Ask After You’ve Been Accepted to Law School

Congratulations!  You did it.  You’ve been accepted to law school.  Now that all your hard work has paid off, it’s time to celebrate … tonight anyway.   Keep in mind though that when you wake up tomorrow (or perhaps in a …

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Seeking a Law Degree to Serve the Public Interest

Have you ever been so influenced by an experience that you became inspired to pursue a legal career aimed at serving the public interest?  Maybe you witnessed a friend, a relative, or an acquaintance who was harmed due to lack …

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Law School Selection: Location, Location, Location! Why Geography Matters

“Location, location, location!” That’s what many realtors will tell you when you’re trying to determine which of several prospective homes will provide the most re-sale value over time. Simply put, a particular home in one location may end up being …

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Law School Spotlight on: Letters of Recommendation – “Nailing Your Letters of Recommendation”

This is part of a continuing series of blogs from our team of Admissions Consultants here at Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions, showcasing various facets of a candidate’s law school application.Click here for more information on Admissions Consulting from Kaplan.…

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