Q. I hope to go to law school after I graduate with a history degree. I hear I have to take a preparatory course before taking the LSAT test, but they're really expensive and I've already got a huge college loan debt and I'll need more to go to law school. Is it really that important?
Ans. You probably can't afford not to. Because so many grads can't find jobs, they're opting to go on, often to law school. That makes the competition much greater. You want to have everything you can in your corner, and some experts estimate that a great LSAT score counts for 60 percent of your portfolio. One option is to out and work a while and start paying off old debts before you incur that new one, plus law school if you get in.