How I Got Into A Top Law School December 1, 2019 100 By Stanley Isaacs CategoryArticles BlogTagsAdmissions admissions counselor advice applications Berkeley career career change Columbia future Georgetown goals graduate school guidance harvard how i got into a top law school how i got into law school law law school law school applications law school problems law school ranking lawyer legal eagle legaleagle legally brunette letters of recommendation life lsat personal statement school stanford study tier top law school Top schools top tier UChicago UCLA yale 100 Comments Icriedtoday says: April 21, 2019 at 10:09 pm Same thing happened to me! No machine gun? No cop! Reply A Rodriguez says: April 22, 2019 at 8:39 am Could I subscribe to this channel a million times? I've found it so helpful! Reply QuasiELVIS says: April 28, 2019 at 11:52 am Police carry machine guns all the time! Reply QuasiELVIS says: April 28, 2019 at 11:58 am In my country (NZ) you start doing your law degree as soon as you enter university. It seems very strange how in America if you want to be a lawyer you first have to spend 4 years getting a degree in something completely irrelevant. It seems like an absurd waste of time, why be forced to wait so long? Reply waterfordel says: May 6, 2019 at 10:49 am Listen up, Kim Kardashian. Reply Top10 says: May 13, 2019 at 2:54 am At what age did u decide, I'm 14 and I wanna be 1 am I too early or late or am I at the perfect age Reply Austin Martín Hernández says: May 23, 2019 at 4:27 am I took a practice lsat at my university with no prep at all and scored 142. Meh. I plan on taking it next year in the fall, a year and a half from now. So I got plenty of time to practice. I want to practice family law(mainly due to personal life experience) and run for office one day. Reply ReapersReign 87 says: May 25, 2019 at 5:06 pm Something about him says he's a fraud. And it's hard to accept he's a professional if he's mostly doing YouTube reactions instead of using YouTube for advice videos. Reminds me of a wolf in sheep's clothing. Reply T. Jay Givens says: May 27, 2019 at 3:32 pm Shoutout to Loyola. They have night law classes and are the main reason I am getting a law degree while being a father with a a full time job Reply sdm says: June 1, 2019 at 5:39 am Hello, does anyone know a quick way to pass the logic games section? On my first try I scored 5/23 basically only by guessing, but a 16/25 average on the others. Just want above a 150 to attend a local school. Cheers! Reply Luca Cordero-Slater says: June 6, 2019 at 12:51 pm Thank you! True inspiration! Reply Ohemma Effeh says: June 10, 2019 at 12:40 am So can I major in theater? Reply Daft Doggo says: June 19, 2019 at 9:03 am This is just the motivation and information I need, thanks man, thanks Reply wholeNwon says: June 20, 2019 at 2:24 am Something similar happened to me: Was wait-listed at Harvard but told that the likelihood of a seat opening up was very low. So, when early acceptance was offered elsewhere, I agreed. About 2 weeks later, I got the call from Cambridge! Reply Bert Van steen says: June 21, 2019 at 10:43 pm Stanford law school😍 dreams Reply thomthum2000 says: June 22, 2019 at 1:59 pm Police with machine guns? Still less vicious then a well-educated lawyer. Reply Alicia LPS says: June 26, 2019 at 7:03 pm I have always loved Law and Order too. Did you ever addictively watch court tv as well??? I LOVED that channel!!! Reply Jonny Watts says: July 5, 2019 at 3:04 am I'm not preparing for law school (this channel is just prime procrastination material) but I am preparing for the GRE and I want to go to a top city planning program, and the level of intensity you describe for studying for the LSAT sort of scares me. That's the kind of intensity I want to have for the GRE. I'm taking a prep class and the teacher said we should be doing 3 hours a day at minimum for at least two months before taking the GRE. So that's just the baseline we're all competing with. Reply krisjb1 says: July 6, 2019 at 4:53 am Did you consider re-taking the LSAT? if you were bummed with the mid 160's and knew you could do a 172? Reply supertrain55 says: July 6, 2019 at 10:53 am Everyone scoring higher on practice tests than on the actual exam should definitely retake. Reply Diogo Marques says: July 6, 2019 at 1:59 pm Wait, so law school is different from college/university? Over here, you go to college for law if you want to be a lawyer. Reply Hardik Siroha says: July 7, 2019 at 4:55 am Is it even worth it to go to Law school in contemporary times ? Won't one be better with a degree in Engineering ? Or even somethint like MIS ? Reply Rahul Punjabi says: July 7, 2019 at 5:02 pm Is LSAT mandatory for LLM too? Reply uziXwraith says: July 10, 2019 at 4:06 am this guy… is the real life harvey dent. I believe in harvey dent. Reply uziXwraith says: July 10, 2019 at 4:15 am wouldnt an english B.A. be more beneficial than a poli sci major?? Reply Gary Foss says: July 17, 2019 at 3:22 am Point of Order: Architects also do not carry machine guns. (Typically.) Reply raw trout says: July 20, 2019 at 11:47 am wait, this is illegal Reply DOSBoxMom says: July 24, 2019 at 7:17 pm We bought our son a LSAT test prep book (at Barnes & Noble), which included free access to the publisher's website, with additional practice tests online. He had a single room in a private dorm at UIUC (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), and had plenty of quiet time to study as an undergrad, so he did pretty well on his LSATs (haven't memorized the score, though), and was offered admission to all 3 Illinois law schools outside Chicago (UIUC, SIU-Carbondale, and NIU-DeKalb). UIUC offered our son a partial tuition scholarship, but SIU offered him a full-tuition scholarship (plus, he was getting tired of UIUC). He graduated from SIU in 2017, took BarBri over the summer to prep for the bar exam, and was admitted to the state and federal bars that fall. He's been a partner in his dad's law firm ever since. (So at least he was spared job-hunting!) Reply lemondrizzlecake says: July 25, 2019 at 12:32 pm The American school system is quite baffling to me. So, you need to go to college for 4 years and get a degree in an unrelated subject to then get into law school? Here in Italy you go into a law programme straight after high school, it's a 5-year degree (equivalent to Master's) and after that you can start working while studying to take the bar exam, or any other thing you want to do with your law degree (become a justice, a magistrate, apply for a PhD… etc). I didn't study law so I'm not too precise on the details, but still I don't understand why you'd spend 4 years studying something else if you want to become a lawyer. Odd. Reply Event Horizon says: July 27, 2019 at 4:12 pm After 32 years in Health Care I have required legal advice hundreds of times.( never once for Med Mal or negligence!) I have met 1.One. attorney, that as a Human I would want to call a friend outside of a business contract. Whether they work for you or against you they are lying. If you seek "Truth and Justice" you will not find it in the " Justice" system. The Law always goes to Who has the most Money. Reply Alex Nicholson says: July 28, 2019 at 5:28 am While you were talking about mock trial, I was trying to figure out where you went for undergrad, and then 2 championships and the coach, that had to be Gonzalo right? A Bruin was the only answer haha Reply gnshapiro says: July 28, 2019 at 6:42 am Hey LegalEagle, but what ever happened to the contract you signed? Did you get out of it, was it close enough to UCLA? Inquiring legal minds want to know. Reply just_the_facts says: July 28, 2019 at 5:32 pm LSAT is digital now; Blueprint is being sued. And the LSAT is weighed heavily because it's an indicator of passing the Bar Exam. The entire point of the law school today is passing the Bar, which means that Law Schools are now Trade Schools. You seem like a nice guy but you're a bit daft and dry. Watch Vei Frey – a Canadian Litigator….. Reply impatience1 says: July 28, 2019 at 10:59 pm I totally share your obsession for Law & Order. I think I know every single episode by heart. Reply impatience1 says: July 28, 2019 at 11:05 pm You study for the LSAT AFTER you graduate from college? Not during college? Doesn't this cost you a year? Reply Rydal1 says: July 29, 2019 at 2:45 pm green screen? Reply Alec Trujillo says: July 29, 2019 at 7:00 pm I’m a 3 year regional winner and state qualifier for mock trial in Texas and I can’t wait to start mock trial in college! Reply Mawr McMahan says: August 3, 2019 at 9:00 am Funny coincidence: The day I was to leave for Tempe, AZ… USC called me to tell me that I was accepted. Sorry, but… if you hate me, I have to hate you. Fight on! 😉 Reply Geoffrey Zoref says: August 3, 2019 at 3:40 pm I went to Cornell undergrad, and so I was able to take some of their law school classes while I was still an undergrad. I didn't go to law school in the end so I can't compare it with other schools out there. That said, I feel confident that the actual classes I took at Cornell Law are probably = probably no better or worse than any non prestigious public law schools. That was certainly true for my undergrad experience! Reply Charles Quinn says: August 4, 2019 at 2:32 am Just a heads up – as a male, you would be termed as "brunet," not "brunette." Reply Will Mundy says: August 4, 2019 at 3:07 pm I couldn’t afford an prep course and I took the lsat twice made a 160 and a 166 just got accepted to Alabama Reply Bluesky says: August 7, 2019 at 6:31 pm We don't have Law 🏫 schools in America Reply soundsqueerbutok says: August 12, 2019 at 1:28 am "i graduated summa cum laude" Wait. I need to breath. Reply Katie Love says: August 14, 2019 at 2:07 pm What a great story. Thanks for sharing. Reply Fajitahmed says: August 14, 2019 at 7:57 pm He sounds like he came from a privileged family Reply Hungry Guy says: August 14, 2019 at 11:37 pm So how did you get out of that lease??? Reply James Ticknor says: August 15, 2019 at 3:56 am 6:57 The LSAT is actually scored from 120-180. I am sure that was just a slip up. Reply Jacob Bergeron says: August 17, 2019 at 12:26 am I was admitted into my master's program with funding off a wait-list after I had moved from the town I was supposed to go to. Life is like that! XD Reply joe blow says: August 18, 2019 at 2:59 am you know what else helps in the practice of law? being WHITE! I'm not trying to troll. Just saying. BEING WHITE HELPS especially if one is a smart white person, and hard working, and wants to practice in lucrative corporate law. Reply Superfireben says: August 21, 2019 at 2:08 am Could you do a video on transferring law schools? Reply John Woods says: August 21, 2019 at 5:05 pm Civil Procedure. Reply Rich 91 says: August 22, 2019 at 1:04 pm I actually graduated summa cum laude from M.I.T Law school and got my first job making $275k a year including bonus Reply Ryndan Riley says: August 22, 2019 at 6:09 pm The most important thing I've learned about law school admissions is that it's dramatically easier to get into a top law school than it is to be top of your class at an ok law school. If you want a big law job and/or supreme court clerkship, going to a top law school is the "easiest" way to get there, the tradeoff being insane levels of debt. If you go to a law school in say the 30's or 40's thinking youll be top 10 and get one of these jobs and save money, you might be able to, but realize that about a third to half of your classmates at one of these schools got into top law schools or are smart enough. The top students at any law school are really, really smart and hard-working. Reply Juan Enmanuel Abud Gonzalez says: August 23, 2019 at 4:37 am I am a Venezuelan Lawyer, soon I will be taking an International Maritime Law LLM on UK and I found this video quite useful. Thank you very much for it. (sorry for any grammar mistake) Reply LovingPrinceTamayuki says: August 24, 2019 at 3:44 pm Don't know how to break this to you but Lawyers don't carry machine guns either… Reply Luke Dodson says: August 27, 2019 at 5:23 am I have a friend who went to law school with a music education degree, just putting that out there. Reply Hank Igoe says: August 31, 2019 at 10:59 am "Son, that argument was so persuasive, it looks like we won't even need to put you through law school." Reply Mad Max And Madi says: September 1, 2019 at 4:31 am Best = waste of money. How many have asked where you graduated? Reply Mad Max And Madi says: September 1, 2019 at 4:40 am Political Science is useless if you stop there. Reply History Book Reviews says: September 8, 2019 at 9:46 am "I couldn't afford to take a year off and travel the world." So you admit you didn't go to USC? Reply J-Dubb's Outdoor Adventures says: September 9, 2019 at 10:28 am Would you recommend going to a law school in the state you plan on practicing in? I’m in va looking at a few schools and was wondering if a law school would prepare you for that States specific bar exam. Ex: would a Va school prepare you to take Va bar exam better than a Nc school would prepare you for the Va bar exam. Reply Deals togo says: September 10, 2019 at 8:25 pm 1) LSAT score; 2) excellent GPA; and 3) a top notch essay. Reply Rusty Shackleford says: September 11, 2019 at 2:23 am You have to be Jewish. Jewish people despite being less than 3% of the United States population, make up an insanely disproportionately number of students accepted into Unis. It's also not based on intelligence and academic success as Asians regularly do better yet have an incredibly hard time getting in. Reply Losha Ilyukh says: September 13, 2019 at 1:01 am Hearing that you didn't do well on your LSAT the first time you took it, makes me feel a little better about my self. But then again you graduated with a "cum laude", i'm probably not intelligent enough to get into a good law school. These LSAT problems are kicking my ass. Reply Shibol Roychoudhury says: September 13, 2019 at 11:29 am God damn, this is way too similar to what I am trying to do. Completed high school, majored in political science, looking to hopefully get into a law school in the future. Not sure if I'll achieve my goals. Hell, I've even taken Business Law and Human Resources Law as electives. Reply Notary Wellness Mentor says: September 13, 2019 at 12:03 pm @4:30ish so true Reply StudioUAC says: September 13, 2019 at 6:19 pm are you happy with your career? Reply Raul Martinez says: September 24, 2019 at 3:55 pm I went to UCLA as an undergrad. Hopefully I get into UCLA Law School just like you! Reply Thatcoolwhiteguy says: September 26, 2019 at 6:17 pm University of Arizona has an actual pre law major. It is taught my law school professors and I literally take classes with law school students. Very cool program and gets you ahead of the game in regards to law school! Reply Ali Hasan says: October 3, 2019 at 9:32 pm Early Law&Order was the best – when Ben Stone was the ADA Reply Forensource says: October 4, 2019 at 5:52 pm https://www.lsac.org/lsat/lsat-prep/prep-books-ebooks/10-actual-official-lsat-prepteststm Most test prep books are crap. Reply The Dave says: October 6, 2019 at 12:10 pm Lmao, I love your story so much. I wanted to be a policeman as well, then an architect and now I am currently in law school =))) Reply Myopic Manatee says: October 13, 2019 at 12:44 am I am told that the California bar exam is especially challenging. Is this true? Reply Tech Help Portal says: October 13, 2019 at 10:27 pm Why do you keep daying the letter s ••• Reply Tech Help Portal says: October 13, 2019 at 10:32 pm Just say university of California Reply Carolina Gonzalez says: October 14, 2019 at 4:43 am I did Testmasters and it was so amazing! I went from an original score of 150 to 160 in around three weeks!!! Reply HateGovernment says: October 15, 2019 at 2:14 pm The college major doesn't matter that much because you don't need a college education to do well in law school. It's required, but really just a waste of time and money. Reply Jeffrey Kallas says: October 15, 2019 at 9:09 pm Funny that you mention wanting to be a police officer and also an architect. I wanted to be both those when I was younger too. And now I'm thinking about going back to school and going to law school. Reply brolysadvocate says: October 16, 2019 at 4:49 pm FOR PERSONAL REASONS HE WANTED TO STAY IN L.A. = GIRL. Reply Paul Szathmary says: October 22, 2019 at 6:41 am You look like a drunk who's been on a weekend bender. Shave your face. Stop talking with your hands. Reply Kamil118 says: October 22, 2019 at 9:17 pm "When I learned that policemen can't carry machine gun I decided to become a lawyer" Reply Nick says: October 23, 2019 at 2:51 pm I find this guy very handsome 😁 Reply Miguel Escalante Milke says: October 23, 2019 at 11:51 pm Bruh… You always inspire me to study way harder than I do right now. That determination and passion for your degree is something I lost somewhere along the way. But everytime you talk about how you climbed your way to be an excellent lawyer, it simply moves something in me. Thanks man. Keep doing as you do Reply Jenna Marcus says: October 24, 2019 at 1:16 am How he got into a top law school: he did well in undergrad and on the LSAT. I just saved you 13 minutes. You're welcome. Reply Gaming with Deacs says: October 30, 2019 at 7:28 pm Dang, I had the same idea with law and order and stuff except for police work. As well as my father is a correctional officer, so I've grown up around Police officers. Reply Christine Wood says: October 31, 2019 at 6:19 am If you are from a poor family or an older student and can’t afford tuition I suggest first two years at a community college and get a paralegal degree then transfer to a 4 yr and work your way through those two years and get a bachelors in something that will get you a decent job if law school doesn’t work out. Reply Jeffery Alicia Winters says: November 6, 2019 at 7:35 pm My advise no random job application as a lawyer female gets rape in California friend of Eric Winters Mrs Winters. LTMARCKLOCK STREET SGTLtHernandez as a returning vet studies law and and order and criminal minds lawyer and homiced 33rd floor sur25 acidity room babe stop acting aggressive behavior Reply Becky Weisfeld says: November 8, 2019 at 2:06 pm 1:37 Very wise of your parents to limit your screen time. The world would be a better place if more parents took this stance. Reply Duarte Guerreiro says: November 10, 2019 at 9:39 pm babes Reply Andrew Burrows says: November 11, 2019 at 1:14 am Edward Snowden is a lawyer in hiding !! Named this guy ! Reply Dániel Kalocsai says: November 14, 2019 at 12:09 pm Why on earth do you need to go to college before law school??? In my country if you want to be a lawyer you study law in college… Reply MATT LEINWAND says: November 14, 2019 at 6:35 pm free facebook group with free LSAT resources run by an expert tutor https://www.facebook.com/groups/470383317170389/ Reply Ghost幽灵 says: November 17, 2019 at 2:54 am Can you make a video about what university should people that are interested in the law field go to, and what under grad should they take. At last good law schools and under grad schools. Reply Donteatacowman says: November 19, 2019 at 3:02 am I want to hear more about your Hollywood lease! Did you have to pay a fee for breaking it? You left us on a cliffhanger dude! Reply Bloob lefwarden says: November 20, 2019 at 2:34 am If you woulda just stuck witb cop you could have that machine gun!! Reply Bloob lefwarden says: November 20, 2019 at 3:31 am Oh man jesus how much were your parents giving you so that you could devote 100% of your time to law?Some people gotta work their way through everything that costs money. Including school Reply Mider999 says: November 22, 2019 at 3:51 pm Actually cops can carry full auto these days…I think. Reply Adam says: November 27, 2019 at 7:45 pm So basically have good parents and be inspired near birth to commit the rest of your life….or become Kim Kardashian….I regret being born Reply Alex K says: November 28, 2019 at 4:13 am How can I get in touch with you? I could really use your help and I was wondering if you were available to answer some questions Reply Username says: November 29, 2019 at 6:17 pm Does anyone know a channel similar to this one but with business instead of law? I really love this channel and I think it makes learning law fun and would love to see something pertaining more to me as a business student. 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