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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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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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