Items tagged with "Grades"

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COVID and law school apps—Fall 2020
Join us for a discussion of how the pandemic is impacting law school applications for the Fall 2020 application cycle. We’ll talk about the LSAT, grades, application essays, and letters of recommendation, and how each of these might be affected by the shutdowns and related changes. We’ll also discuss...
Welcome to Fall 2019!
Welcome back or welcome for the first time to UMass Amherst! Regardless of where you are on your pre-law journey, we’ve got advice and support to offer. See below for more details by class year. (And alums, remember: we serve you on the same basis as current students—don’...
Grades
Earning good grades in challenging courses demonstrates academic excellence. Compiling an impressive record is a critical first step in the process of getting admitted to the law school of your choice. Avoid using the pass/fail option as it doesn’t give enough information to evaluate your performance in that...
Applying after taking time off
Applying to law school after you have been in the workforce may present some special challenges, but remember that you’re in the majority: over two-thirds of applicants are no longer in college. Among the most common questions for “returnees” involve letters of recommendation and the weight accorded a college...
Addenda
There are a handful of questions on almost every law school application that require elaboration in an attached statement, or addendum, if the applicant answers the question in the affirmative. The three most common addendum questions involve academic challenges, college disciplinary or criminal records (also known as Character and Fitness...