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The Top Three Reasons to Hire a Law School Admissions Counselor

With law school acceptance rates ranging anywhere from about 6% at top-ranked schools to as high as 80% farther down the list, the question of whether to hire a law school admissions counselor can itself be a confusing one. The financial burden of law school is daunting enough, so how do you decide if it’s…

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The Top Seven Things to Do While on an MBA Waitlist

Three Law School Waitlist Strategies

Getting on a law school’s waitlist can feel like a double-edged sword. On one hand, you still have a chance at getting into the school. On the other hand, the admissions process is already stressful enough, so having to wait even longer for a decision can prolong that stress. Despite the frustration that can accompany…

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Seven Suggestions for Summer Law School Internship Opportunities

The summer before you apply to law school is a wonderful chance to obtain professional experience that can bolster your career. If you know you are going to apply to law school, you should use this opportunity to boost your application by completing an internship. Law school admissions committees want to see that you are…

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Look Beyond the Stats: Law School Selection Tips

With 199 accredited law schools spread across the United States, “Where should I apply?” can be a difficult question to answer. Aside from the standard advice of applying to the highest-ranked schools that will most likely accept you given your LSAT score and GPA, you should consider several additional factors when compiling your list of…

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Seven Ways to Start Building a Solid Foundation for Your Law School Application

If you are an aspiring law student, it is never too early to start crafting your law school application. Even if you are more than a year away from applying to law school, you can take numerous steps today to make yourself a strong applicant: 1. Consider your undergraduate major. Although you should not select…

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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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Five Tips for Business School Virtual and Campus Visits

Should I Transfer Law Schools?

Deciding where to apply to law school and then ultimately which one to attend is a long and detailed process. At the end of it, you hope that you will thrive and be happy spending the next several years at your chosen school. But for one reason or another, some students—3.6% in 2021—decide to transfer…

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Understanding the Law School Application Cycle

When to Apply Timing is an often overlooked—but quite impactful—consideration when applying to law school. Most schools review applications on a rolling basis (i.e., in the order they are received), which means that submitting your application early is in your best interest: as the incoming class fills up, open seats come at a premium because…

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Making Sense of U.S. News & World Report’s Latest Law School Rankings

Recently, U.S. News & World Report released its 2023 Best Law Schools rankings. Applicants tend to focus on the top 14 law schools, often referred to as the “T14,” because of the perceived value of attending a “prestigious” law school. However, there’s more to such rankings than the schools at the top of the list….

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Eight Reasons to Pursue a JD/MBA Degree

Eight Reasons to Pursue a JD/MBA Degree

A JD/MBA degree can open many professional doors. However, candidates must carefully weigh their decision to pursue this degree because the investment of both time and money can be significant. Whether a JD/MBA makes sense will strongly depend on the long-term view of its ROI; the degree will pay varying dividends over time as one…

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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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Five Questions to Ask Yourself When Applying to Law School

Since elementary school, maybe people have told you that you would make a great lawyer. Or maybe you are in your senior year of college and are considering a career in law for the first time. No matter when you started thinking about going to law school, now is the time for some critical self-reflection….

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