Law Blog

Top 3 Cliches To Avoid In Your Law School Personal Statement

You’ve taken the LSAT (and hopefully scored well), built a strong academic record in college and pursued internships that offered valuable life experience and prepared you for a career in the law. You are now ready to apply to law school. Bear in mind that law school Admissions Committees (AdComs) read thousands of these essays…

Read More

Optimal Timeline For A Successful Law School Application

Applying for law school is competitive. If you want to maximize your chances of being accepted to your top schools, you will need to have things prepared and ready to go at the right time. The later you apply in the cycle, the lower your chances become of gaining admission. With this in mind, we…

Read More

10 Law School Admissions Questions Answered

The following article was submitted by Stratus Admissions Counseling to The National Jurist and was originally published on their PreLaw website. PreLaw magazine recently sat down with Stratus Admissions Counseling to discuss some of the most important questions law school applicants have about the admissions process. Joy Blaser and Daniel Waldman are admissions counselors at…

Read More

Look Beyond the Stats: Law School Selection Tips & Choosing Where to Apply

With over 230 accredited law schools spread across the entire US, “Where should I apply?” can be a difficult question to answer. Aside from the standard advice of applying to the highest ranked schools you will most likely be accepted to given your LSAT and GPA, you should consider a number of additional factors when…

Read More

Five Questions to Ask Yourself When Applying to Law School

Since elementary school, people have told you that you would make a good lawyer. Or maybe you are in your senior year in college and, for the first time, are considering a career in law. If either of these scenarios sound familiar, now is the time for some critical self-reflection. While applying to law school…

Read More

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…

Read More

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)…

Read More

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…

Read More

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,…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More