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Building a Solid Foundation for Your Future Law School Application

We have worked with many clients who are looking for professional assistance understanding how they can build a solid foundation for a successful future law school application.  I always applaud these folks for thinking ahead because far too often people come to us at Stratus having already made some decisions that may negatively impact their…

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

If you’re applying to law school, the summer months aren’t just about barbecues and beach volleyball. They present a great opportunity to make important early progress in your law school application process. Here are five key priorities through the summer months: Create an Account on LSAC.org The Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) is an essential…

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July is Coming So Here is What You Need to Know About the New Digital LSAT

As we inch closer to 2020, the LSAT will soon undergo the largest transformation in its 70-year history.  No longer will test-takers need to ensure that answer bubbles are adequately filled-in using the trusty old #2 pencil.  Instead, in July the law school admissions will be propelled into the future (well, I suppose, the present)…

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7 Suggestions for Summer Law School Internship Opportunities

The summer before you apply to law school is a great opportunity to gain relevant professional experience. If you are serious about applying to law school, use this summer to demonstrate the qualities law school admissions committees will be looking for: a strong work ethic; excellent research and writing; creativity; and initiative. Nurturing relationships with…

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So You Want to Transfer Law Schools

With the first round of law school admissions having come and gone, there are inevitably going to be more dissatisfied applicants than successful ones. There are only so many spots available at the top law schools, and even students with strong LSAT scores and high GPAs may find themselves disappointed with their admissions results. Nevertheless,…

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Law School Admissions First Steps: 3 Things You Can Do Now

Whether you’re applying in the upcoming admissions cycle or might wait until next year, if you’re committed to applying to law school, you can take the following steps toward submitting your applications right now. 1. LSAC Registrations The Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) is the organization that manages all aspects of the law school application…

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So You’ve Been Rejected – The Alternative Strategy for Getting Into Law School

What Do I Do Now? As we begin approaching the season of thin white envelopes, we here at Stratus often get the question, “What do I do if I don’t get into my top choices?” The answer to that question is very simple: Calm down and wait for your results. Funnily enough, however, that answer…

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How to Get Into a Top Law School

Everything you need to know about applying and getting accepted to the top law schools – from preparing your law school application and selecting the right schools to writing your personal statement and securing letters of recommendations. To paraphrase Charles Dickens: for law school applicants, it is the best of times, and it is the…

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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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