As the American Bar Association prepares for its annual meeting in Toronto this week, it finds itself under increasing pressure to tighten the spigot on the steady flow of law schools it has been accrediting.
Federal regulators and disillusioned law-school graduates have questioned whether the association’s standards are rigorous enough at a time when record numbers of law-school graduates are competing for a shrinking number of legal jobs.… Continue reading
How exactly do admissions officers weigh your LSAT score and GPA? Well, it’s complicated.
LSAC’s website will help you calculate your chances at various law schools. It uses each law school’s “admissions index” (a formula unique to each school weighing LSAT scores and GPAs).… Continue reading
The release of the new 2012 Best Law Schools rankings is scheduled for March 15, 2011. In an effort to make our law school employment data more reflective of the current state of legal employment, U.S. News has modified how we calculate the employment rates that are used in the new law school rankings.… Continue reading
A recent story in The New York Times, “Is Law School a Losing Game?” is creating a great deal of buzz in the legal community, at law schools, and among current and prospective law school students—particularly about the implications of poor job prospects for newly minted law school grads.… Continue reading
There’s a lot going on at this time of year, and in today’s post I’d like to give you a heads-up on a few different issues:
Fewer LSAT Takers This Year
The good news: 10 percent fewer people took the LSAT this October than last October according to the Most Strongly Supported blog.… Continue reading
It’s four weeks away. I’ve been getting calls from people who aren’t happy with their practice scores. The big question: Is there still time to bring my score up 5 points, or should I study three more months and take the LSAT in December?… Continue reading