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GRE vs. LSAT: Which Should You Take for Law School?

In 2016, the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law became the first law school in the country to accept the GRE, followed by Harvard Law School in 2017. Since then, more than 80 law schools have decided to accept the GRE. The movement toward accepting the GRE partially occurred because law schools…

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Five Summer Tips to Put Your Law School Applications Ahead of the Curve

If you plan to apply to law school, getting ahead on the application process over the summer can give you a crucial edge when deadlines arrive. In this blog post, we at Stratus provide five action items to prioritize during the summer in preparation for your law school applications: 1. Register for an LSAC account….

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What Can I Do Now to Prepare for Law School Applications?

Whether you’re applying to law school in the upcoming admissions cycle or waiting until next year, you can take the following steps right now to get a head start on the application process. 1. Begin your LSAC registrations. The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) manages all aspects of the law school application process. LSAC creates…

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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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Study Effectively When Retaking the LSAT

Many test-takers decide to retake the LSAT in an effort to improve their score. Although there are some similarities between preparing to take the test for the first time and preparing to retake the test, there are also a few significant differences. One of the most common misconceptions about preparing to retake the LSAT is…

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Do I Take a Gap Year Before Law School? What to Consider When Deciding If You Should Take a Year Off

Applicants often ask me if they should take a year off after college and before they attend law school. There is no one-size-fits-all answer. Increasingly, however, many top law schools seem to be in favor of taking some time away from academics before pursuing a law degree. Among Yale’s Class of 2020, 38% are 1-2…

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How Law Schools Evaluate Multiple LSAT Scores

This was originally published as an expert guest post on the Manhattan Prep Blog You’ve just received your LSAT scores. Perhaps you’re happy with your results after having taken the test multiple times, or you are not thrilled with your initial score and are considering a retake. How law schools assess multiple LSAT scores varies….

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7 Tips to Nail the LSAT

So, you’ve decided to take the LSAT, probably the most intimidating test you’ve taken to date. Don’t stress yourself out too much though. While the LSAT is still important, law school are giving less weight to your LSAT score (when compared to your other achievements) than ever before. Below are a few tips and tricks…

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