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Six Tips for Writing a Successful Diversity Statement for Law School Applications

When applying to law school, the diversity statement is typically an optional essay that serves as a companion to your required personal statement essay. The diversity statement provides law schools details about you: your personal experiences, your unique voice, and how you will add a diverse perspective to their class. Keep the following tips in mind to…

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Tips on Writing a Great Law School Application Addendum

You have numerous opportunities to share your experiences in your law school applications through the personal statement, diversity statement, and short answer responses. However, you may need to explain irregularities or discrepancies in your application, too. In an addendum, you can address any potential red flags. For candidates who are reapplying to law school, some…

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Transferring Law Schools? Here’s How to Stand Out

With the first round of law school admissions decisions just around the corner, 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 might find themselves disappointed with their admissions results…

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Top 10 Law School Admissions Questions Answered

Top 10 Law School Admissions Questions Answered

If you are considering applying to law school, you likely have some questions about the process and your candidacy. We at Stratus have answered questions from hundreds of applicants over the years, and have compiled this list of our top 10 most-asked questions from law school applicants. Of course, if you have additional questions, we…

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How to Navigate the Law School Rolling Admissions Process

An uncommon and often confusing component of the law school admissions process is the rolling admissions cycle. In this post, we at Stratus explore this type of admissions cycle and provide tips on how to navigate the process to your advantage. How does rolling admissions work? Most admissions processes are based on hard deadlines: each…

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Choosing the Right Law School for Entertainment Law

Choosing the Right Law School for Entertainment Law

In Hollywood, it’s often said that success is based on “who you know.” When it comes to ranking the top schools for entertainment law, the industry applies a similar standard but acknowledges the growing importance of training opportunities that meet today’s changing legal needs. The Hollywood Reporter annually ranks the “Top 10 Entertainment Law Schools,” based in…

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Five Tips for Writing a Strong Law School Personal Statement

Five Tips for Writing a Strong Law School Personal Statement

The law school personal statement provides an opportunity to share your personal background and explain how you will contribute to both the law school classroom and the legal field. This component of the law school application personalizes who you are beyond your resume, LSAT scores, and professor recommendations. Therefore, it is imperative to invest adequate…

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Law School Character and Fitness Addendum: Do’s and Don’ts

Many law school applications include a Character and Fitness addendum that requires the applicant to reveal negative past behaviors. If you have something you need to disclose, such as a criminal arrest or a school suspension, don’t be intimidated. You can’t change the past, but you can present the facts in the best light possible….

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What You Need to Know About Law School Application Deadlines

Because law schools use a rolling admissions cycle, applicants often find it daunting to figure out each school’s application deadline—and what to do if they miss it! “Hard” versus “Soft” Deadlines With the rolling nature of law school admissions, candidates submit applications over many months, and schools will accept applications on a space-available basis late into…

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How to Tackle This Law School Application Cycle

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! Now is the time to determine your strategy for…

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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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The Steep Price of a Law School Investment 

Law school should be viewed as an investment in your future and will likely be one of the largest investments you will make in your life. What can add to the uneasy feeling of an investment in law school is that, unlike a mortgage, you do not obtain a tangible asset for your investment. Rather, an investment in law school will come with several intangible things the true value of which will, in part, depend on how you utilize them.

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