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Extended Time on the LSAT: What You Need to Know

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Extended Time on the LSAT: What You Need to Know by Daniel Fogel

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Good news for test-takers: the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) recently increased access to testing accommodations. If you’ve previously qualified for extended time (XT) on the SAT, SAT II, ACT, GED, GRE, GMAT, DAT, or MCAT, you now automatically qualify for extended time on the LSAT. (This post will focus on XT, but you can check out a full list of accommodations here.) Moreover, LSAC will not annotate your score report, so schools cannot discriminate against students with accommodations. Read more

LSAT Watches Banned by LSAC

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - LSAT Watches Banned by LSAC by Matt Shinners

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Just a quick note to any student thinking about buying (or using) one of those LSAT watches on test day—don’t! Read more

LSAT or GRE? 4 Considerations for Law School Applicants

Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - LSAT or GRE? 4 Considerations for Law School Applicants by Stratus Admissions Counseling

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GPAs, GREs, LSATs, oh my! There is now a new factor adding to the complexity of all the moving parts of law school applications—the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), traditionally used by many graduate programs outside of law school. In March, Harvard Law School announced a pilot program allowing applicants to apply with either the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), the standardized test that nearly all law schools have used for decades, or the GRE. More top law schools have followed and other schools are expected to join the GRE party. Read more

LSAT Update, Harvard GRE Update, and More!

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - LSAT Update, Harvard GRE Update, and More! by Matt Shinners

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Phew, a lot has been going on in the LSAT world recently. Let’s take a look at everything and how it should impact your prep and application timeline. Read more

The Growing LSAT vs. GRE Debate in Law School Admissions

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Law School Admissions: The Rising LSAT vs. GRE Debate Q&A With Expert on Both, Mary RichterWe incorporate the latest discoveries in learning science into our LSAT course to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of your prep. Want to see? Try the first session of any of our upcoming courses for free.


Here’s the situation: The University of Arizona College of Law recently started accepting GRE scores in addition to LSAT scores from applicants for admission. Last week, The Wall Street Journal covered the move and the LSAC’s subsequent threat to ban the school from membership. Then, just yesterday, news broke that 148 deans of LSAC member law schools sent a letter to the LSAC’s president in support of Arizona Law. The issue has raised many pertinent questions about the merits of each test relative to the other as barometers for law school fitness. We wanted answers, so we turned to Mary Richter, LSAT (175) and GRE (166Q/168V) instructor and graduate of Yale Law School. Here’s what she had to say: Read more

You Just Got Your February LSAT Score. Here’s What to Do Next.

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - You Just Got Your February LSAT Score - Here's What to Do Next by Matt ShinnersDid you know that you can attend the first session of any of our online or in-person LSAT courses absolutely free? We’re not kidding! Check out our upcoming courses here.


February scores came out this week, and your score was either lower than expected, higher than expected, or right where you expected it. Brilliant analysis, I know!

If it went as expected, or better than expected, and you’re happy with your score, stop reading! Go celebrate. Send in last-minute applications, or update ones you’ve already sent in.

If, however, it didn’t go as well as you had hoped, this article’s for you. Read more

The Week in (Law) Review – November 6, 2015 LSAT Roundup

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Blog-Week-In-Law-11-6All things LSAT-and-law-school-related from the past week, for your niche media consumption delight. 🎓💼

 

Harvard Law professor: “Don’t baby law school applicants”

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The Week in (Law) Review – October 23rd, 2015 LSAT Roundup

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Blog-Week-In-Law-10_23_2015All things LSAT-and-law-school-related from the past week, for your niche media consumption delight. 🎓💼

U.S. News issues erroneous surveys, potentially invalidates Law School Rankings results 👍

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The Week in (Law) Review – October 16th, 2015 LSAT Roundup

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Blog-Week-In-Law-10-16All things LSAT-and-law-school-related from the past week, for your niche media consumption delight. 🎓💼

Local woman narrowly averts disaster, becomes lawyer rather than librarian 📚😱➡️😅💼

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The Week in (Law) Review – October 9th, 2015 LSAT Roundup

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Blog-Week-In-Law-10_9_2015-BannerAll things LSAT-and-law-school-related from the past week, for your niche media consumption delight. 🎓💼

Law school applications on the rise 📈

A recent survey determined that 88% of law school admissions officers at 120 law schools across the U.S. are predicting a rise in applications for the first time in years. One possible explanation for this optimism is that, due to the relatively smaller number of top students currently applying to law school, there has never been a less competitive time to get into a top program; if law school has been on your bucket list, now would be the time to pursue it. Read more