Ep. 39: Will Legal Experience and Letters of Recommendation from Lawyers Get You Into Law School?
Here’s what we talk about in this week’s Thinking LSAT podcast:
Andrew asks what we think his chances are of admission to the University of Iowa College of Law. He scored a 155 on the LSAT without any preparation (and is now scoring much higher), and is retaking the test in October. He will have a compelling personal statement, and has impressive extracurricular and leadership activities. He also has a potential letter of recommendation from an attorney.
Carmen will apply to law school next fall. She graduated from California State University, Chico with a bachelor’s degree in history and a 3.0 GPA. She also works as a paralegal. She asks if we have tips for studying the LSAT on her own while working full time. She also wonders if there are grants and scholarships available for her first-choice of Lewis & Clark Law School, given her GPA and potential LSAT score. In addition, will her experience as a paralegal help her gain admission?
Danny disagrees with our approach of not reading the question stem first in the Logical Reasoning section. We talk about Danny’s approach versus our recommendations.
We also get an update from Andre who took our suggestion to slow down and analyze Reading Comprehension passages.
Here’s the link to the LSAT tracker we mention during the show. This lets you track your progress and discover what you need to work on.
Take a listen and let us know what you think.