What’s Recommended for Recommendations?

Law School Recommendation letters are one of the most integral parts of the application process in order to enter. Luckily, if one is a good student, this is one of the more enjoyable requirements of applying. I consider myself to be a student who is fortunate enough to have great relationships with the professors I’ve gotten to know over the years, who also know my desire to go to law school. I found myself excited to tell a few of them that it was finally the time for recommendations, and ask if they would be kind enough to submit a letter on my behalf.

I understand that my professors have extremely busy lives, too. Several are up for tenure within my department of study, not mentioning their already packed schedules aside from teaching. It’s very exciting and rewarding knowing that such accomplished individuals, whom I have such respect for, are willing to take time from their lives and help me in my future endeavors.

I had no idea, though, that letters of recommendation tend to be considered all-too-common for the LSAC. Because the council views so many similar recommendations, it is important for each applicant’s professors to find a way to make their student memorable. According to LSAT Blog, there are too many Ineffective Law School Recommendations with all the right intentions.

They advise:

  • Don’t use adjectives that lose meaning, such as: bright, hard-working, asset, etc.
  • Project how the student will do well in law school, once accepted
  • The professor should show that they have gotten to know the student over time, thus has the ability to adequately assess them

This is very interesting information that pre-law school students may not consider. I feel, though, that my professors are more than competent in writing an accurate evaluation of my work, extracurricular activities, and interests that may pertain to securing my position as an accepted law school student.

Hurricane Sandy Delays October LSAT Score Release Date

Once Hurricane Sandy made its landfall, life has changed drastically for the northern area of the country regarding homes, businesses, and lives. Unfortunately, the storm continues to cause great challenges concerning technology and electricity. Because of Sandy’s ferocity, it seems that all national corporations have been affected in some way, including the Law School Admissions Council.

The October LSAT release date has been October 31st for quite some time now; however, generally the LSAC will release scores several days earlier than anticipated. Due to the hurricane this year, though, scores are expected to be released by early November, according to LSAT Blog via the LSAC.

Although this is frustrating for all of the LSAT takers such as myself, who have already anxiously waited three weeks for results, I can’t help but be humbled by the fact that I am merely waiting for test results while thousands of citizens are without power, energy, or technology- all while in the wake of destruction. My thoughts go out to all those who are affected by this disaster, and events such as this prove how miniscule the seemingly large obstacles really are.

Nothing Scarier in October than the LSAT…

I’m  a Pre-law student at MSC and looking to start law school in the fall.

Earlier this month, I took the LSAT and am waiting for the results to come in by Halloween. Unfortunately, I have no idea to tell how well I did considering that the test was so difficult. With a writing portion, analytical and logical games, and reading comprehension, all to do with so little time, the test is extremely difficult. I heard so many rumors that it is better to work slowly and leave answers blank; however, I moved more quickly through the test and answered all the questions, with just a few seconds to spare at the end of the period.

As a pre-law student, it is difficult to carry so many classes while preparing for the LSAT and law school, but I am trying my hardest to get there. I have been advised that each LSAT taker should begin studying 15 hours a week up to 7 months before the test; I began working about a month before, unfortunately. All I can do is hope for the best!