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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)

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

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,

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

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

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

Study Effectively When Retaking the LSAT

Many test-takers decide to retake the LSAT in an effort to improve their score. Although there are some similarities between preparing to take the test for the first time and preparing to retake the test, there are also a few significant differences. One of the most common misconceptions about preparing to retake the LSAT is

How Does the LSAC Calculate Undergraduate GPA?

Why is the cumulative GPA that LSAC reports not the same as the GPA as calculated by their undergraduate institutions? After submitting their transcripts to the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), many applicants are perplexed to find that the cumulative GPA that LSAC reports is not the same as the GPA as calculated by their

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