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Extended Time on the LSAT: What You Need to Know

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Extended Time on the LSAT: What You Need to Know by Daniel Fogel

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Good news for test-takers: the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) recently increased access to testing accommodations. If you’ve previously qualified for extended time (XT) on the SAT, SAT II, ACT, GED, GRE, GMAT, DAT, or MCAT, you now automatically qualify for extended time on the LSAT. (This post will focus on XT, but you can check out a full list of accommodations here.) Moreover, LSAC will not annotate your score report, so schools cannot discriminate against students with accommodations. Read more

A Running List of All Law Schools that Accept the GRE

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - A Running List of Law Schools that Accept the GRE by Manhattan Prep

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The number of law schools that accept the GRE in lieu of the LSAT has been rising steadily. After preliminary studies suggested that GRE scores might be as indicative as LSAT scores in predicting student performance in law school, the GRE has gained traction as an LSAT substitute. Many school officials hope that accepting GRE scores will make law school more accessible to a diverse group of students. Read more

LSAT Reading Comprehension Club

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - LSAT Reading Comprehension Club by Matt Shinners

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LSAT Reading Comprehension is the worst, right?

First off, wrong! I love Reading Comp. While I love all the sections of the LSAT, and I find LG to be the most fun (hey, I’m weird), Reading Comp has a special place in my heart. Read more

LSAT Watches Banned by LSAC

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - LSAT Watches Banned by LSAC by Matt Shinners

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Just a quick note to any student thinking about buying (or using) one of those LSAT watches on test day—don’t! Read more

LSAT or GRE? 4 Considerations for Law School Applicants

Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - LSAT or GRE? 4 Considerations for Law School Applicants by Stratus Admissions Counseling

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GPAs, GREs, LSATs, oh my! There is now a new factor adding to the complexity of all the moving parts of law school applications—the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), traditionally used by many graduate programs outside of law school. In March, Harvard Law School announced a pilot program allowing applicants to apply with either the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), the standardized test that nearly all law schools have used for decades, or the GRE. More top law schools have followed and other schools are expected to join the GRE party. Read more

LSAT Update, Harvard GRE Update, and More!

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - LSAT Update, Harvard GRE Update, and More! by Matt Shinners

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Phew, a lot has been going on in the LSAT world recently. Let’s take a look at everything and how it should impact your prep and application timeline. Read more

Great News! Interact Honored by Wharton, QS as Top Innovative E-Learning Platform

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Great News! Interact Honored by Wharton, QS as Top Innovative E-Learning Platform by Manhattan Prep

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We started our week in Philadelphia. No, we weren’t eating cheesesteaks or trying to steal the Declaration of Independence—we were at the Reimagine Education Conference & Awards 2016!

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In the News: Is Great Teaching Teachable?

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Manhattan Prep Blog - In the News: Is Great Teaching Teachable? by Noah TeitelbaumDid you know that you can attend the first session of any of our online or in-person courses absolutely free? We’re not kidding. Select your test to sign up now.


This past week, several of our instructors emailed me a recent Economist article, Teaching the Teachers. One of the main ideas of the article is that great teachers are not born—they’re made. Read more

The Growing LSAT vs. GRE Debate in Law School Admissions

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Law School Admissions: The Rising LSAT vs. GRE Debate Q&A With Expert on Both, Mary RichterWe incorporate the latest discoveries in learning science into our LSAT course to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of your prep. Want to see? Try the first session of any of our upcoming courses for free.


Here’s the situation: The University of Arizona College of Law recently started accepting GRE scores in addition to LSAT scores from applicants for admission. Last week, The Wall Street Journal covered the move and the LSAC’s subsequent threat to ban the school from membership. Then, just yesterday, news broke that 148 deans of LSAC member law schools sent a letter to the LSAC’s president in support of Arizona Law. The issue has raised many pertinent questions about the merits of each test relative to the other as barometers for law school fitness. We wanted answers, so we turned to Mary Richter, LSAT (175) and GRE (166Q/168V) instructor and graduate of Yale Law School. Here’s what she had to say: Read more

Obama Responds to Reddit Post From Struggling Law Grad

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Yesterday, the President of the United States of America logged onto Reddit, the popular online forum community, to participate in one of the site’s online threads called “Ask Me Anything,” where experts on various subject matter make themselves available to the community to answer questions. One question  the POTUS responded to came from a recent law school graduate: Read more