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10 Steps to a Winning Law School Application

Are you considering applying to law school? Not sure where to begin? Or, perhaps you have started the process and want to make sure you’re on the right track to put your best foot forward. We have good news: Stratus Admissions Counseling is here to help! We invite you to join Stratus JD counselors on August 27, 2020, for a free webinar detailing the steps you need to take NOW to develop a winning law school application.

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How to Get into Harvard Law School

The oldest continuously operated law school in the United States and one of the most famous in the world, Harvard Law School requires little introduction. Consistently ranked in the top 3 in the country, HLS is one of the most selective institutions in the United States, typically admitting less than 15% of applicants.

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How to Get into Duke Law School

A medium-sized program, Duke Law places particular emphasis on preparing lawyers in legal fields that are likely to be in high demand over the coming decades. Those who have walked the halls of Duke Law include notable alumni President Richard Nixon and broadcaster Jay Bilas.

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How to Get into Columbia Law School

One of the oldest law schools in the country, Columbia also consistently finds itself among the most elite. Its location in the heart of New York City instills a cosmopolitan feel at an institution that boasts a host of notable alumni, including Alexander Hamilton, Paul Cravath, and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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How to Get into Georgetown University Law Center (GULC)

GULC has long been one of the country’s top tier law schools and the self-described place where “theory and practice meet.” GULC’s expansive network covers all fields of law and spans across the country and world. Esteemed alumni include recently appointed Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell.

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How to Get into Cardozo School of Law

Named for Supreme Court Justice Benjamin N. Cardozo, Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University is located on lower Fifth Avenue in New York City’s Greenwich Village. In this vibrant setting, Cardozo prides itself on its innovation and creative programs. Notable alumni include President of the American Federation of Teacher Randi Weingarten, President of the Miami Marlins David Samson, and founder of the Innocence Project Barry Scheck.

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How to Get into Boston University Law School

Boston University (BU) Law School enjoys its location in the heart of Boston, with the vast resources of the city at its doorstep. Notable alumni include U.S. Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen, Governor of Massachusetts William Russell, and Maria Lopez, the first Hispanic appointed judge in Massachusetts.

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How to Get into Texas Law School

Perennially on the edge of the distinguished “T-14” list of top law schools, Texas Law School is one of the more prominent legal institutions in the South. In fact, over 70% of Texas law students took jobs within the state after graduation.

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How to Get into Cornell Law School

Cornell Law stands out in its small size and rural setting, complemented by the benefits of a larger university and neighboring college town. The Law School emphasizes its intimate learning environment, a close-knit community that facilitates frequent interaction between students and faculty, as well as a collegial atmosphere and meaningful collaboration. Cornell celebrates the teaching ability of its faculty and also provides individualized academic support to students in the form of workshops, counseling and tutoring.

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How to Get into Northwestern Law School

As the first law school established in Chicago, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law stands out for its emphasis on innovation. A strategic planning committee works to ensure that the school’s pedagogical approach adapts “to changing education and economic conditions.” Among the new admissions procedures is a plan to recruit students with STEM backgrounds.

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How to Get into Virginia School of Law

Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University of Virginia School of Law is the fourth-oldest law school in the country. Notable alumni include U.S. Supreme Court Justice James Clark McReynolds, U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, and F.B.I. Director Robert Mueller.

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How to Get into Berkeley Law School

Berkeley is known for its commitment to providing a high quality legal education in a “supportive learning environment.” The school discourages competition by fostering collegiality amongst students not only through their unique non-letter grading system but by also encouraging social gatherings.

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