How I Got Into Law School: Students of Color Should Go for That ‘Reach’ School, Says Kasowitz Benson Torres’ Kristine B. Abrenica

Katie R. Ochoa

Welcome to Law.com’s “How I Got Into Law School” series, which provides the next generation of law students with practical advice on the process of applying to law school. 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. Interested in sharing your experience? Email Carley Beckum at [email protected]

Kristine B. Abrenica, an associate at Kasowitz Benson Torres

Law School Attended: George Washington University Law School

Tell us about the process of taking the LSAT. Did you feel confident? Did you feel well prepared? How did you feel after taking the test? During the end of my sophomore year at the City College of New York, I was accepted into a law firm-sponsored honors program. The program provided LSAT preparation classes during the summer in between my sophomore and junior year and throughout my junior year of college. The prep classes broke the LSAT down for us and offered us many opportunities to take practice tests under real testing conditions. I found it challenging to balance LSAT prep with my work schedule and college course load. I ended up taking the LSAT twice. On the eve of the first time I took the test, I felt more confident and prepared than I did when I took my first assessment test. However, both times, I felt extremely nervous and unprepared after taking the test.

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