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Navigating the law school waitlist

January 04, 2019

As people start hearing back from law schools, there is much celebration and often some disappointment. However, there is also a third possibility that not much is written on — being waitlisted.  I was waitlisted at nine (you read that correctly) law schools, including eight in the top

Graduation

Should you go to law school immediately after undergrad?

August 21, 2018

The “right time” for law school will vary from person to person, based on many factors, from finances to undergrad experiences to family considerations. But here’s the good news: every year, first-year law students come from a mix of folks fresh out of undergrad and those who have been working

Penn

Penn Law to accept GRE and GMAT scores starting in the fall

July 19, 2018

The University of Pennsylvania Law School has become the first law school to accept GMAT scores in place of LSAT scores for students interested in earning a JD outside of a dual degree program. As part of a two-year pilot program announced in June, applicants will be allowed

Division-Update

Revising accreditation standards for greater transparency for incoming law students

March 02, 2018

We, the American Bar Association Law Student Division Council affirm that the American Bar Association can and should do more to protect potential law students and current law students as they seek to enter the legal profession. We also affirm that greater transparency, achieved through accreditation rules, will ensure that students can make informed decisions. We, thus, call for the Council of the Section of Legal Education (“Council”) to increase the reporting requirements already authorized under Standard 509.

Sharks

Shark school: 4 pre-law questions to answer before college

May 17, 2017

Q: I’m a freshman in High School, and I want to prepare to become an attorney. I have already done a bit of research, but there are still a few questions that I have (below). A: Excellent! You are preparing early! Being a lawyer can be fascinating and rewarding. But it’s

Josephine Bahn

School bar passage: When 75% is enough

August 04, 2016

The ABA and the Section on Legal Education may soon be generating much discussion and debate as they weigh a significant tightening of Standard 316, which relates to bar passage rates.

An advocate for students in the admissions arena

March 01, 2016

Deena A. Maerowitz uses the advocacy skills she learned in law school and in practice every day. She just uses them outside the courtroom and on behalf of students. Maerowitz advises students and their families on the college and graduate school admissions processes, including those for law school, as a partner