Pre-Law: October Edition

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October 14, 2021 – Upcoming Events, Opportunities & Resources

The law school application cycle is steadily winding on and there are a few things to keep in mind.  First, remember that law school admissions take place on a rolling basis (new window).  This means that reviewers are accepting, rejecting, and waitlisting applicants as they come to them in the order in which applicants applied.  Applicants are therefore competing for fewer and fewer spots as the cycle progresses and there is a benefit to submitting your application as early in the cycle as possible.  Nevertheless, remember that having your best application ready is more important than submitting slightly earlier; getting in front of reviewers sooner isn’t all that beneficial if you’re not presenting them with polished materials.  Thus, the name of the game is to have your best application ready as soon as possible.  

Second, keeping in mind rolling admissions, make sure you’re on top of asking for your letters of recommendation (new window) from recommenders.  If you haven’t already, get on that.  One never knows how long writers will take.  Once they’re complete, the letters will simply sit in your LSAC account ready for you to use.  Don’t worry about having your letters ready early.  

And third, consider attending one of the many upcoming law school information sessions.  It can be truly beneficial to hear from law school admissions officers about how they review applications and what they’re looking for.  Individual schools might have unique quirks in terms of their review processes, and these can be important to know.  In addition, these sessions are good chances to learn more about schools that you’re interested in.  Check out the events below.  

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Article of the Week

The Gathering Clouds on the Law School Horizon

(Above The Law) Check out three potentially darker storms that could change the law school business model and pose an existential threat to a number of schools. 
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