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Applying to Law School


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1. Take the LSAT:

The first step in applying to law school is taking the LSAT. Be sure to prepare as much as possible for the test as it's best that you only take it once. If you are unhappy with your first score, be sure to ask yourself these five questions before you retake the LSAT.

2. Register with the LSDAS:

If you didn't do so when signing up for the LSAT, register with the LSDAS as it will make applying to law schools much easier.

3. Decide Where to Apply to Law School:

Applying to law school can get expensive, so narrow down your list using these 10 criteria for choosing a law school. You can also visit schools to get a feel for what it would be like to be a student there.

4. Write Your Personal Statement:

LSAT scores and grades are the most important parts of law school applications, but personal statements run a close third. Your goal in the personal statement is to show the admissions committee why you would be a valuable addition to their law school, and it's never too early to get started on writing it.

5. Get Recommendations:

Law school recommendations are the final piece to your application puzzle, and with some planning ahead of time, you can be sure to get glowing letters of recommendations from your referees.
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