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What is Civil Procedure?

Everyone who’s seen Law & Order has seen the “sexy” part of being a lawyer. You know what I’m talking about. An attorney gets up there to cross examine the defense’s star witness and just lays into her. At the end of it, the witness confesses to everything, since it’s the most natural thing to […]

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What is a Loan Repayment Assistance Program?

We all know that law school comes with a heavy financial cost – and many law students figure this cost into their career choices after graduating. It can be tough to choose pro bono work (even when that’s where your interest lies) when you’re facing what feels like a staggering amount of student debt. But […]

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What Does Tort Law Mean?

This article is part of a series on courses you’ll take in law school. Check out What is Administrative Law? for more. So what is tort law? If you’re anything like me, you probably didn’t hear about torts until you started reading up on law school. If you want to get into the etymology of […]

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What is Administrative Law?

Administrative law is one of those types of law that everybody in law school knows about, but nobody knows what it is. I guess you could say it’s like marriage. You’ve heard about it, you’re probably going to have to do it at some point, and, when you finally get around to it, you’re still […]

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Average LSAT Scores by Major

Are some majors better prepared for the LSAT than others? While law schools don’t require students to have any particular major, Derek T. Muller, Associate Professor of Law at Pepperdine University School of Law, set out to find the answer. Muller requested data from the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) for all 2013 applicants to […]

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GRE for Law School: Is it Right for You?

In 2016, the University of Arizona law school announced that it would begin accepting GRE scores in place of LSAT scores on law school applications. The news sent shockwaves through the law school admissions community, triggering a wide range of reactions, most of which weren’t particularly positive. However, within a year, more law schools began […]

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Pre Law Courses to take in College

Law schools don’t mandate that you choose any particular major. In fact, you’re free to choose whatever courses you want during your undergraduate career – there are no pre law courses that are required for law school admissions. That said, some exposure to the following topics would be helpful for any future law student. Check […]

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How to Prepare for Law School Courses

With all this talk about law school admissions, you might have overlooked the fact that you’ll soon be attending law school and taking actual law school courses. The journey to law school doesn’t end with admissions, after all – getting accepted marks just the beginning!   Law school courses are known for being demanding. They’re […]

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