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The Law School Admission Council has managed to save the April LSAT by moving it to May and introducing a remote format they are calling “LSAT-Flex.” Anyone registered for the April test should obviously be thoroughly familiar with what LSAC is doing. So, should anyone schedule for tests throughout the summer. The most complete information on the format is at https://www.lsac.org/update-coronavirus-and-lsat/lsat-flex. Do not check it only once, because there are a lot of unanswered…
I was hoping to be the only business that didn’t feel a need to do a COVID-19 update, since Advise-In Solutions is continuing operations without interruption. But… LSAC has cancelled the March 2020 LSAT. LSAC doesn’t know any more than anyone else about what the future holds, so it’s possible that this will be the first of several postponements and cancellations. What should prospective law students who want to take the LSAT do? As I’ve…
I’ve been talking to clients and others who took the digital form of the LSAT earlier in July. As a reminder, all LSATs from here on out will be in that format. When LSAC announced the new format, there was a fair amount of hand-wringing, some from companies that were pushing people to take earlier tests. My view was that LSAC had thought this through (as they usually do) and that it would really make…
The American Bar Association recently passed a new standard for accreditation for law schools, mandating that to maintain accreditation, at least 75% of graduates of a law school must pass the bar within two years. If they don’t, it doesn’t mean immediate loss of accreditation but the ABA will presumably monitor steps law schools take to fix the problem. There is an excellent analysis of the ABA standard by Steven Chung in Above the Law
The Law School Admissions Council announced awhile back that July’s LSAT would be the last to be administered, at least partially, in the old pencil-and-paper format. The announcement was made without a lot of fuss but the LSAT industry immediately posted a bunch of blogs that opined on how important the shift was and largely tried to move up potential customers’ test date by instilling a little bit of fear about the new format. As…
There’s a good conversation in a recent ABA Journal on making a decision about whether law school—and more, the practice of law—is right for you.  The featured interviewees, Nicole Black and Heather Morse, talk about most of the relevant factors, which I’ve been talking about on this blog for years, and were motivators to open Advise-In Solutions—among them potential debt load, changes in the legal market, always having Plans B and C.  The latter is…
The LSAT is now being administered six times a year rather than four.  In part, this is to try to head off the inroads that the GRE is making into the Law School Admission Council’s territory.  I’ve talked about the LSAT/GRE debate, which you can review here and here. I haven’t talked about the impact of additional LSAT dates on law school admissions, partly because the expansion is new and no one really knows. …
One reason regulation gets a bad name is because of regulatory hypocrisy.  The American Bar Association’s logo banners: “Defending Liberty Pursuing Justice.”  I guess you have to ask “for whom?” The ABA will bring to a full vote in August its proposal—approved by relevant committees of, well, the ABA—to “eliminate the requirement of a ‘valid and reliable test’ as part of a law school’s admissions process.” I’ve criticized the ABA’s lack of oversight over the…
Tuesday was my wedding anniversary.  It occurred to me that I have been helping clients with law school admission, financial aid and LSAT preparation for longer than I have been married.  Both seem shorter than they’ve been. I’ve been helping prospective law students for more than 20 years.  There are companies that are have been around longer but mostly they change out staff every year or two.  Most college and university pre-law advisors have been…
During the past year, my clients and I have achieved truly outstanding LSAT results (to say nothing of admissions and financial aid results that come partly from their LSAT results and partly as the result of putting together outstanding application packages and admissions/financial aid strategies). From start to finish, my clients have averaged increased scores of over 13 points and over 42 percentiles.  That means that, on average, they have passed nearly half of everyone…