About the course
Admission Unmasked consists of live Q&A events and asynchronous learning modules organized by topical themes. The learning modules are on-demand. You determine the pace and access the modules in whatever order works best for you. Join our weekly “Ask Us Anything!” live events, from June 26 through July 21, to get answers from a panel of experts to any questions you may have about each week’s theme, or anything else you may be wondering about navigating your law school admission journey.
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Unit 1: IntroductionThe day you start law school is the day you become a member of the legal community. This unit will provide insights from law students and recent law school graduates about their experience with joining the community and finding their professional paths. We will also share information about the LSAC fee waiver program and the LSAT.
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What is Law School Like and Do I Belong?The day you start law school is the day you become a member of the legal community. Hear from law students and recent law school graduates about their experience with joining the legal community and finding their professional paths. In addition, student support personnel will add their perspectives on how students can best integrate themselves (or not) into the law school and legal communities.
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Foundations for Prelaw StudentsWe will discuss why being a successful lawyer requires much more than just the traditional "legal skills" associated with law school and being a lawyer. Using the “Foundations for Practice” research from the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System, legal education experts will help you realize how much of what you bring to the table will lead you to becoming a great lawyer. By identifying your foundation, you will be able to embrace past experiences and see how they apply to your professional development.
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Information about The LSAT®Join test experts to gain insight into the LSAT and get advice on how best to prepare for test day. For some, retaking the LSAT may be on your mind. We will provide guidance that helps you decide if retaking the test should be your next step and, if so, how you can develop new strategies and gain confidence to achieve test-day success.
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LSAC Fee Waiver ProgramAt LSAC, part of our mission is to reduce barriers for law school applicants and increase equity and access to legal education. Our fee waiver program assists those who are financially under-resourced in prepping for the LSAT, taking the LSAT, and applying to law school. Our team will provide a thorough explanation of the program, benefits, eligibility, and how to apply.
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The LSAT: Ask Us Anything!Wednesday, June 28, 2023 - 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. CUTHave questions about the LSAT? Get those questions answered by the experts!
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Admission Unmasked: Ask Us Anything!Thursday, June 29, 2023 - 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. CUTIn this open office hours, ask our team of experts any question on your mind about Admission Unmasked, law school, or the application process.
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Unit 2: IntroductionThere are many law schools out there, with different, often competing messages about how the school can get you to where you want to go. This unit will help you consider the factors that matters most to you, so you can be empowered to make strategic, informed application choices that will bring you closer to your personal and professional goals.
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What Matters to You: Choosing a Law SchoolThere are a lot of schools out there, with plenty of different, competing messages about how they can get you where you want to go. To help you decide where to apply, so that you can eventually have some choices about where to attend, we’ll help you think like a lawyer about law school. This course covers what lawyers do, law school graduate salaries, job statistics, law school prices and scholarships, and hazards you should avoid in your decision-making process. By the end, you’ll be empowered to make strategic, informed application choices that bring you closer to your personal and professional goals.
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What Matters to Law Schools?Like you, law schools have goals and objectives, as well as tactics and strategies to achieve them. In this video, we look at the parts of an application, such as LSAT scores, GPAs, letters of recommendation, transcripts, essays, and other attributes that help a school reflect the many facets of society, and how these attributes affect a school's decision to fill its first-year class.
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What Matters in Law School Admission: Ask Us Anything!Wednesday, July 5, 2023 - 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. CUTHave questions about law school admission, what law schools care about in applications, or what you should care about while assembling yours? Join us for this live office hours and get your questions answered by the experts!
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Admission Unmasked: Ask Us Anything!Thursday, July 6, 2023 - 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. CUTIn this open office hours, ask our team of experts any question on your mind about Admission Unmasked, law school, or the application process.
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Unit 3: IntroductionUnderstanding the different components of a law school application will help you plan and prepare. Your application should help law schools learn more about who you are, your ability to thrive in and out of the classroom, and how you would contribute to that law school community – both as a student and as a future alumnus. Whether you’ve started compiling your application or you’re just not sure where to start, this unit will provide guidance on how you can best position yourself as an applicant.
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Application ComponentsYour application is the document you submit to a law school to indicate your interest in attending their law school. While all applications may appear to be asking for the same information, there are likely subtle differences from school to school.
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Letters of RecommendationLaw school letters of recommendation help schools learn more about who you are, your ability to thrive in a law school classroom, and how you can contribute to the law school community—both as a student and as a future alumnus. Letters are an important addition to the application because law schools are receiving this information from an outside perspective. In this section, you will learn about letters of recommendation, who to ask for letters, and when to ask them.
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Personal StatementsWhether you're drafting your personal statement or you're just not sure where to start, hear from a panel of law school admission deans who will provide their perspectives on the personal statement, why it is an important component of your application, and what are the best practices when it comes to writing an effective statement.
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Application Components: Ask Us Anything!Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. CUTHave questions about what goes into a law school application? Get those questions answered by a panel of experts!
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Application Components: Ask Us Anything!Wednesday, July 12, 2023 - 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. CUTHave questions about what goes into a law school application? Get those questions answered by a panel of experts!
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Unit 4: IntroductionDuring the admission process, you’ll have many opportunities to leave a positive impression while interacting with law school admission representatives. This unit will help you gain a deeper understanding of what’s expected of prospective applicants so you can put your best professional self forward. We will also help you learn how careful planning and developing a resilient mindset can minimize stress and maximize success as you begin your law school journey.
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Prelaw ProfessionalismDuring the admission process, you’ll have many opportunities to leave a positive impression while interacting with law school representatives. Experts will help you gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of what’s expected of law school applicants. From emails and phone calls to law school forums and campus visits, learn how you can put your best professional self forward as you begin your law school journey.
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How Do I Pay for Law School?Law school is a major life commitment and a significant financial investment. We will discuss the various financial aid options that exist for students considering law school. From scholarships and grants to the federal student loan program, these options can help you pursue a legal education.
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Setting and Managing ExpectationsThe law school application process can feel overwhelming. Discover what challenges you may encounter on your journey and learn how careful planning and a resilient mindset can help minimize stress and maximize success.
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Admission Unmasked: Ask Us Anything!Wednesday, July 19, 2023 - 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. CUTIn this open office hours, ask our team of experts any question on your mind about Admission Unmasked, law school, or the application process.
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Admission Unmasked: Ask Us Anything!Thursday, July 20, 2023 - 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. CUT
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Mock Class: Employment DiscriminationAn immersive, simulated law school experience with current law students followed by a recap from the professor and a focused Q&A session.