For those intending to go to law school, the beginning of the year is great time to start LSAT prep. Generally, law school applications should be submitted by mid-November in order start law school the following fall. Test takers and future applicants should plan their prep and application submissions with mid-November as the finish line and work backwards. Starting LSAT prep toward the beginning of the year will allow test takers enough time to prep, take the LSAT, and retake the LSAT before that mid-November time frame.
We are constantly faced with choices and trade-offs. Interact on social media or study? Watch TV or go to the gym? Leave a note that you accidentally scratched someone’s car or drive away? Whether we choose to follow the right course or not, we usually know the productive, healthy, and ethical answer to most choices and trade-offs. But, what about the choice to study more for the SAT/ACT or for a school test the next day? What should we choose?
So as December 15th rolls around and most are preparing for the holidays, December has a different meaning to the high school senior. On or around December 15th is that fateful day when your early decision email should arrive. Are you in? Are you done? Are you deferred or, even worse, have you been rejected?
Making a Murderer brought national attention to the possibility of wrongful convictions and to the legal skills needed to avoid them. Because the legal skills needed to prevail in court are also those tested on the LSAT, one of the pivotal LSAT topics was shown to be critically important to Brendan Dassey’s life and liberty.
As I wrote in the post about why education is meaningful, I was a staunch believer that most education was useless. Past tense (“was”) is key here. Having lived longer, I see the value of all education, and I wish that I had valued all education more when I was in school.
We are all trying to become more efficient and productive. Who would not want to do more in less time? And, there is a massive amount of advice on the subject (such as “The 4 Hour Work Week” by Tim Ferriss). If you use a computer, here is my single recommendation for getting more done in less time: a second computer monitor.