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LSAT Study Break – 4 Must See Movies

You’ve been studying for the LSAT so much that you dream about logic games. You just saw your favourite actor in a multimillion dollar commercial and all you can think about is the two logical flaws in the ad. While…

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Law School Survey Results: What to Sweat and What to Forget

Kaplan has always felt that the best source of information about law school and admissions is law students.  Accordingly, we survey students both before and after they enter law school to gain insight into the process.
In June 2012, we…

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Random Act of Acing the LSAT

I may sound like an old(er) lady before my time, but sometimes I just can’t understand the slang of the kids these days! Is “cray” the same as “crazy”? Something “sick” can be a good thing, while someone sick is…

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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 summer…

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From Law School to the Courtroom: Etiquette Matters.

Hey future 1Ls, manners do matter…
During the summer of 2012, I was fortunate enough to extern for the Honorable Judge Gregory Alarcon.  Judge Alarcon was a litigator the first 20 years of his career and has since been on…

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Large Firm Job Hopes? Your Law School Choice Can Make a Difference

According to a recent Kaplan survey, roughly four out of ten law school applicants are expecting to work for a large law firm.  But, are these expectations realistic?
As the Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog points out, far fewer than…

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Life as a 1L: Supplements…Worth It or Not?

This is what awaits you as a 1L…
Its mid to late September, you have heard other people mention terms like Hornbook or Treatise.  However, the people you likely hear talking about them are other 1L’s that have a brother,…

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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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Accepted to Law School? Time for the Campus Visit!

You have narrowed it down to two or three acceptances and have decided that you want to visit the campuses before you make your final decision.  My first suggestion is that you try and plan your trip sooner rather than…

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On the LSAT and in law school, Suffice it to say, this stuff is necessary – Part II.

Last week I explained the basic, abstract concepts of necessity and sufficiency, let me show you a brief example of how they relate to law school and the practice of law.  On the first day of my criminal law class,…

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