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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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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…

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Three Key Elements for a Powerful Law School Personal Statement

When a law school admissions officer reads your personal statement, what three words do you want to come to mind? Ideally, the classic triumvirate: passionate, tenacious and successful. There are multiple reasons why this traditional combination works and why it is so important to clearly establish these traits in your application to law school. Identify…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Understanding the Law School Application from a Holistic Lens – How the Personal Statement Functions in Your Application

“Will This Student Succeed At My Law School?” This is really the only question that a law school admissions committee member is asking himself or herself when reviewing your application. It is a remarkably simple question with a binary answer. Yes, you’re in; no, you’re out. That said, while the question is simple, answering it…

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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…

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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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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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