How I got into law school: Black students should choose this “Reach” school, says Kristine B. Abrenica of Kasowitz Benson Torres

Welcome to’s How I Got Into Law School series, bringing practical advice to the next generation of law students on the law school application process. From preparing for the LSAT to deciding what to write in their personal statements, future 1Ls will find new ways to approach the application process directly from people who have been in their shoes. Would you like to share your experience? Email Carley Beckum at [email protected]

Kristine B. Abrenica, associate at Kasowitz Benson Torres

Law school attended: George Washington University Law School

Tell us about the process of the LSAT. did you feel safe Did you feel well prepared? How did you feel after the test? At the end of my sophomore year at City College of New York, I was accepted into an honors program sponsored by a law firm. The program offered LSAT prep classes during the summer between my sophomore and junior years and during my junior year of college. The preparatory courses broke down the LSAT for us and gave us many opportunities to complete practical tests under real test conditions. I found it difficult to balance the LSAT prep with my work schedule and college course load. I ended up doing the LSAT twice. On the eve of my first exam, I felt more confident and better prepared than when I did my first assessment test. However, both times I felt extremely nervous and unprepared after taking the test.

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