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Knewton Video: Intro to Law School and the LSAT (Part 1)

Not quire sure if you want to go to law school? Or sure you want to go after that JD, but unsure where to apply? Nervous about what law school is really like? Uncertain if a JD is right for your career goals? Curious about the difference between law schools in different geographic areas, or about what national rankings actually mean?

In this video series, Kristen Kennedy, one of Knewton’s expert LSAT teachers, details all the factors you should consider throughout the law school admissions process–and then gives a helpful overview of what you’ll encounter once you actually get to school.

In Part 1 of the video, Kristen talks about the intellectual environment at law school, and the different career possibilities afforded by a JD. She also discusses law school admissions: How much does geography matter? Should you go to a local or national school? What about joint-degree programs–would a LLM or JD-MBA be right for you?

Law school is a big decision–make sure you’re well-informed!

Tune in next week for Part 2 of Kristen’s video, all about what law school is really like, and how it differs from undergrad.

5 Factors to Consider When Applying to Law School

Kristen Kennedy is one of Knewton’s expert LSAT prep teachers. She also went to Northwestern, so she knows a thing or two about getting into law school.

Students often ask us where they should apply to law school. By “where” they mean “which schools,” but they also mean it literally, as in “where on the map.” Law school rankings are handy for identifying the top 20 or so schools in the country, but they can’t tell you if a school is right for you.

So how do you decide where to apply? Here are five main areas to consider:

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Application Essays Are Difficult!

This post is from Linda Abraham, founder and president of Accepted.com.

On Twitter, I frequently see tweets lamenting the difficulty inherent in writing MBA application essays. It’s true–they are a pain, especially if you are the kind of person who does not like self-reflection or self-expression.

I feel your pain.

I have analyzed the essential components of a strong MBA application essay. Basically, the adcoms want a map of where you’ve been, where you are, and where you’re going.

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