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Applying to Law School: Professionalism in the Application Process

By Alexis Marcus If you are embarking on a profession in the legal field, applying to law school is the first step and it’s important to maintain a level of professionalism from day one. This means showing you are competent, efficient and considerate—skills valued in the legal field. From your interactions with law [...]

January 5th, 2017|Applying to Law School|

Applying to Law School: Should I Retake the LSAT?

By Alexis Marcus One of the most frequent questions I get from prospective students is whether they should retake the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). The answer is different for everyone, but there are some factors to consider when you are deciding whether to take the LSAT again. Did you prepare for the LSAT? You [...]

January 4th, 2017|Applying to Law School|

4 Tips for Making the Most of Law School Fairs and Forums

By Alexis Marcus Law School recruitment season is fast approaching. That means law school representatives from around the country will be traveling to a city near you for law fairs and forums. (See LSAC's list by region). So, what does this mean for you? And, how can you take advantage of having these knowledgeable folks in [...]

August 1st, 2016|Applying to Law School, General|

Thinking about Law School

By Matt Gavin Assistant Dean of Admission, Suffolk University Law School  As the law school recruitment season is upon us, I thought it would be a good time to introduce myself and to welcome you to your future legal career. However, an entire academic year sits between you and your foray into law school. This time [...]

July 18th, 2016|Applying to Law School|

Tips for Answering Character and Fitness Questions on Law School Applications

By Matt Gavin Almost all of the questions I field about law school applications relate to personal statements, recommendations and resumes. However, it is critically important for applicants to treat the character and fitness questions of the law school application with an equal (or greater) amount of consideration. These background questions, part of every law [...]

May 23rd, 2016|Applying to Law School|

4 Tips on Applying for Financial Aid to Law School

By Jennifer Bonniwell It's never too early for law school applicants to turn their focus to the financial aid process. While obtaining financial aid may seem like yet another daunting task (after tackling the personal statement, of course) to gaining entry into law school, these tips will help to simplify the process: 1. FAFSA is the First [...]

March 28th, 2016|Applying to Law School, General|

Finding Resources For Law Students With Disabilities

By Matthew Gavin Assistant Dean of Admission, Suffolk University Law School I decided to write this blog because of the many law applicants I meet who have trouble finding resources for law students and lawyers with disabilities. The law profession values diversity. Each law student and attorney adds value to the profession by bringing their [...]

March 14th, 2016|Applying to Law School, General|

Making the Most of Admitted Student Day: Q&A

By Alexis Marcus For those of you planning to attend law school this fall, this is decision time. Hopefully, you have your admittance letters and are receiving invitations to admitted student day events at the law schools where you were accepted. What can you expect of these events? And, how can you make the most them? [...]

February 29th, 2016|Applying to Law School, General|

Getting Started on the Journey to Law School

By Nadiyah J. Humber As an alumna and practicing attorney, I often field questions from diverse students on how to apply to law school. I’d like to share some tips on the best way to get started on the journey to law school. Sign up for The Law School Admission Council ( is where prospective [...]

November 18th, 2015|Applying to Law School, General|

Five Traits That Make a Good Law Student

By Kim M. McLaurin As a clinical professor of law, I’ve worked with countless students on practical skills, such as client counseling, trial advocacy and negotiation. Over the years, I have come to appreciate some aspects of good law students who I think will be successful attorneys. It’s those traits I seek when speaking to [...]

November 16th, 2015|Applying to Law School, General|