Lawyer Launch at Vinik EPS

Lawyer Launch at Vinik EPS NYU Law grad / former pre-law advisor at Georgetown Univ. and Assoc. Dir. of Career Services at Georgetown Law helping students apply to law school.

College Admissions and Career Counseling at www.vinikeps.com.

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04/30/2019

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At Penn Law, 75% of the first-year class took time off between #college and #lawschool. In recent years I have definitel...
03/04/2019
Instead of heading straight to law school, more students are taking time off after college

At Penn Law, 75% of the first-year class took time off between #college and #lawschool. In recent years I have definitely seen an increase in this trend -- wish it had been more popular when I graduated! via The Daily Pennsylvanian

Of the current first-year students at Penn Law, 75 percent have spent one or more years out of college before enrolling in law school. 

"Law school applications have turned around in the last two years, after years of decline. Why?A survey by Kaplan Test P...
02/28/2019
Surveys find political scene is boosting applications to law schools

"Law school applications have turned around in the last two years, after years of decline. Why?

A survey by Kaplan Test Prep, with results from 121 law schools, found that 87 percent reported that the current political climate in the U.S. was a significant factor in the increase."

The current political environment is motivating law school applicants, surveys find.

This e-mail from a law school admissions client just made my day! 😃
02/07/2019

This e-mail from a law school admissions client just made my day! 😃

Excited to be a guest speaker about applying to #lawschool for a University of California, Irvine course on graduate sch...
01/17/2019

Excited to be a guest speaker about applying to #lawschool for a University of California, Irvine course on graduate school admissions. Students in the course are working towards their Independent Educational Consultant Certificate. Now I just need to finish this powerpoint!

Law Schools See First Real Enrollment Gains Since 2010
12/18/2018
Law Schools See First Real Enrollment Gains Since 2010

Law Schools See First Real Enrollment Gains Since 2010

Nationwide, first-year law student enrollment is up 3 percent, fueling hope that legal education's fortunes are turning around after an eight-year slump.

LSAC Announces Digital LSAT Launch Schedule | The Law School Admission Council
10/04/2018
LSAC Announces Digital LSAT Launch Schedule | The Law School Admission Council

LSAC Announces Digital LSAT Launch Schedule | The Law School Admission Council

October 3, 2018Newtown, PA Transition to digital testing will begin with July 2019 test; LSAT will be fully digital in North America starting September 2019. LSAT will be offered 9 times in the 2019–2020 test cycle to expand candidate access and choice. The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) toda...

Small sample size, but still interesting data from Harvard Law School! "Our GRE pool of applicants was more likely to be...
08/31/2018
Lessons From Law School’s GRE Experiment: Harvard Law School Speaks Out

Small sample size, but still interesting data from Harvard Law School!

"Our GRE pool of applicants was more likely to be international, and more likely to have significant work experience. They were more likely to have a graduate degree. They were more likely to have a STEM background, and they were more likely to come from an underrepresented racial group." via Above the Law

The GRE has passed its first, all important test.

I still recommend that my clients take the LSAT unless there are some extenuating circumstances. But it looks like thing...
07/23/2018
Cornell, NYU Law to Accept the GRE | New York Law Journal

I still recommend that my clients take the LSAT unless there are some extenuating circumstances. But it looks like things could definitely change in the next few years!

Seven of New York's 15 law schools are now accepting the GRE in addition to the LSAT and Cornell becomes the second to allow the GMAT as well.

Interesting news from Chicago!
07/20/2018
UI trustees approve law school for Chicago campus

Interesting news from Chicago!

The acquisition of the private John Marshall Law School in the South Loop area would take effect in fall 2019, with John Marshall transferring its students, faculty, funds and degree programs to UIC over time.

Enjoyed speaking about law school admissions to a group of high school students today. The students are participating in...
07/19/2018

Enjoyed speaking about law school admissions to a group of high school students today. The students are participating in an intensive Law Internship Summit at Georgetown University through Leadership Initiatives, and the panel included admissions representatives from UCLA School of Law, Fordham Law, Boston College School of Law and University of Maryland Carey School of Law Admissions. Always fun to be back on campus!

Some important data to consider before applying to law school....A recent NALP - National Association for Law Placement ...
07/13/2018
New Survey Finds Public Service Law Salaries Dwarfed By Big Law Pay | Law.com

Some important data to consider before applying to law school....

A recent NALP - National Association for Law Placement survey determined that "an entry-level local prosecutor will earn an average of $56,200; a new public defender will earn an average $58,300 salary; while starting civil legal service attorneys and lawyers at public interest organizations on average earn $48,000 and $50,300, respectively."

Those numbers certainly look different than the entry-level law firm salaries, which are as high as $190k these days!

Starting pay for public defenders local prosecutors and public interest attorneys hovers around $50000 and pay increases have been slow in recent years according to a new survey from the National Association for Law Placement.

Pre-law students -- check out this free #LSAT prep from Khan Academy and Law School Admission Council (Actual, Official ...
06/27/2018
LSAT Prep on Khan Academy

Pre-law students -- check out this free #LSAT prep from Khan Academy and Law School Admission Council (Actual, Official Page).

Lawyer friends.... do you remember fun questions like these?

-Which of the following could be the list of the first through fourth stops on the tour of the museum?
-Determine which of 3 appetizers each of 7 people will eat.
-Determine which sport each of 8 children play, and what color shirt each child will wear, and what time each child’s game is.

Check out free, Official LSAT Prep on Khan Academy. Build the skills and confidence you need for test day.

One of the most frequent questions I get this year is whether to take the GRE or the LSAT, now that a number of top law ...
06/12/2018
10 Key Differences Between the LSAT and GRE

One of the most frequent questions I get this year is whether to take the GRE or the LSAT, now that a number of top law schools have started accepting the GRE.

The LSAT is a paper exam, but the GRE is usually administered on a computer.

$190k?!? I remember when 140k was BIG news! These salaries are hard to resist, even for top law students who started law...
06/08/2018
Some law firms match Milbank's $190K starting pay for associates

$190k?!? I remember when 140k was BIG news! These salaries are hard to resist, even for top law students who started law school committed to public interest work.

A few major law firms are jumping on the bandwagon and raising starting pay for new associates to $190,000.

More LSAT takers = more lawyers? June/July #LSAT registration up 12.1% from last June as of May 31. https://www.lsac.org...
06/08/2018
Data and More

More LSAT takers = more lawyers? June/July #LSAT registration up 12.1% from last June as of May 31. https://www.lsac.org/lsacresources via Law School Admission Council (Actual, Official Page)

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06/08/2018

Hi everyone! This page has been quiet for a long time, but I'm hoping to resurrect it now that I finished working as the interim pre-law advisor at Georgetown University, and am doing a lot more law school admissions advising for private clients at Vinik Educational Placement Services. Thanks for following!

Outcome based law school rankings from AboveTheLAW.  A useful analysis for those who actually want to be employed after ...
06/07/2018
The 2018 ATL Top 50 Law School Rankings

Outcome based law school rankings from AboveTheLAW. A useful analysis for those who actually want to be employed after graduation!

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Lawyer Launch at Vinik EPS
06/07/2018

Lawyer Launch at Vinik EPS

Georgetown Law
08/07/2017
Georgetown Law

Georgetown Law

Big news for Georgetown Law hopefuls: our Office of Admissions will begin considering #GRE scores in the upcoming admissions cycle.

Harvard Law School to Allow Applicants to Take GRE
03/09/2017
Harvard Law School to Allow Applicants to Take GRE

Harvard Law School to Allow Applicants to Take GRE

In a potential challenge to the national dominance of the Law School Admissions Test, Harvard Law School announced that applicants seeking to join its entering class of fall 2018 could take either the Graduate Record Examination or the LSAT.

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Hi everyone! This page has been quiet for a long time, but I'm hoping to resurrect it now that I finished working as the interim pre-law advisor at Georgetown University, and am doing a lot more law school admissions advising for private clients at Vinik Educational Placement Services. Thanks for following!