Episode 51: Money, Internships, Volunteering and Letters of Rec: Do They Help Get You Into Law School?

Curtis is 33 years old, has an associate’s degree and wants to be an attorney. He is enrolled in a bachelor’s program and received a 146 on the June LSAT. He is worried about competing against younger law school applicants. Curtis asks about letters of recommendation, and the importance of internships and volunteer work when applying to law school. (3:25)

Diane asks about financial resources and how big of a difference money makes on the LSAT and applying to law school. (17:25)

We tackle Logical Reasoning questions 14 and 15 (Section 2) from the June 2007 LSAT. (24:40 – question 14; 41:52 – question 15)

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  1. Hi Guys. I have messaged you in the past, but am reaching out again for some additional guidance. After listening to Episode 51, I have not lost hope. Here is what I bring to the admissions table,; I have a BS in Special Education, and a MS in Criminal Justice. I have been actively working in the legal field since 2010. Prior to that I taught special needs children for three years and coached middle school track. I also have been serving in the Army National Guard since 2009. This past December I took the LSAT for my first time. To be honest, I missed the deadline to change my test date, so opted to take it anyways. I knew I wasn’t going to do well, and scored very low. This is frustrating to me because I am afraid I can’t improve. I have never tested well, and know that this test will be my biggest hangup. In the past, I was afforded the opportunity to test with accommodations. (regarding additional time ) My goal is obviously to improve on the LSAT with hopes to attend Law School in 2017. My questions are as follows: should I attempt at trying to get test with accommodations when I retake the LSAT? and If so, should I shoot for the June or October LSAT? I have powerscore study materials and as well as Official LSAT prep books. I look forward to any response! 🙂


    1. Hi Jacquelyn, thanks for writing. Yes, you should try to get accommodations! Extra time is an enormous advantage. I’d shoot for June if I were you. Worst case, you can reschedule. But shooting for June might help you motivate. Thanks for listening!


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