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Update: Best News! Wharton, QS Honor Interact™ with Digital Content Award

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Wharton QS Honor Interact with Reimagine Education 2016 Digital Content Silver AwardCheck out our free Interact™ demo here.


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The Law School Rolling Admissions Cycle, Explained

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How does the rolling admissions cycle differ from a typical deadline cycle? Our newest partner, premiere admissions counseling firm Stratus Prep, wants to help make this confusing process crystal clear for you. To that end, they’ve outlined some crucial information about the rolling admissions cycle.


An uncommon and often confusing feature of the law school admissions process is that it uses a rolling admissions cycle. In this article, we’ll explore the rolling admissions cycle that law schools use and provide tips on how to navigate the process to your advantage.

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What You Need to Know About Law School Application Deadlines

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Having trouble decoding a law school’s different deadlines? Our newest partner, premiere admissions counseling firm Stratus Prep, wants to help make this confusing process crystal clear for you. To that end, they’ve outlined some crucial information about application deadlines.


Because law schools use a rolling admissions cycle, it is often daunting to figure out each school’s application deadline, if they have one at all, and what one should do if the stated deadline has passed. The information that follows is intended to provide general guidance on deadlines and how to interpret them. As with many aspects of the law school admissions process, the treatment of application deadlines varies greatly from school to school, so always check with the schools themselves if you have any questions about their deadlines.

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Real Law School Personal Statements Reviewed: Don’t Fizzle at the End

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Real Law School Personal Statements Reviewed: Don't Fizzle at the End - Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog BannerIn this series, a jdMission Senior Consultant reviews real law school personal statements. What’s working well? What’s not? If it were his/her essay, what would be changed? Find out!


Note: Although there are subtle differences in what each school asks for in a personal statement, in general the personal statement is a straightforward essay question that asks you to explain to the admissions committee why you are applying to law school. To maintain the integrity and authenticity of this project, we have not edited the personal statements. Any grammatical errors that appear in the essays belong to the candidates and illustrate the importance of having someone (or multiple someones) proofread your work. The names of identifying individuals and organizations have been changed for privacy reasons. Sign up for your own Free Personal Statement Review!

The Statement

In the aftermath of the Parker City tornado in the spring of 2008, an urgent call went out at 3PM from a first aid station in that beleaguered town to Grandview Hospital in Des Moines, where I was working as an EMT. A physician’s presence was desperately needed that very afternoon. I was not a physician, but I had been extensively trained in emergency medical care. If no one else could heed the call, I knew I would take it. Read more

Real Law School Personal Statements Reviewed: Reveal Something Meaningful

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Real Law School Personal Statements Reviewed: Reveal Something Meaningful - Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog BannerIn this series, a jdMission Senior Consultant reviews real law school personal statements. What’s working well? What’s not? If it were his/her essay, what would be changed? Find out!


Note: Although there are subtle differences in what each school asks for in a personal statement, in general the personal statement is a straightforward essay question that asks you to explain to the admissions committee why you are applying to law school. To maintain the integrity and authenticity of this project, we have not edited the personal statements. Any grammatical errors that appear in the essays belong to the candidates and illustrate the importance of having someone (or multiple someones) proofread your work. The names of identifying individuals and organizations have been changed for privacy reasons. Sign up for your own Free Personal Statement Review!

The Statement

My name is Min-Jae but I go by MJ. I am not trying to Americanize my Korean roots with this nickname. Read more

Real Law School Personal Statements Reviewed: Don’t Just Tell Your Story; Tell What it Means

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - jdMission 2 - Real Law School Personal Statements Reviewed: Don't Just Tell Your Story; Tell What it MeansIn this series, a jdMission Senior Consultant reviews real law school personal statements. What’s working well? What’s not? If it were his/her essay, what would be changed? Find out!

Note: Although there are subtle differences in what each school asks for in a personal statement, in general the personal statement is a straightforward essay question that asks you to explain to the admissions committee why you are applying to law school. To maintain the integrity and authenticity of this project, we have not edited the personal statements. Any grammatical errors that appear in the essays belong to the candidates and illustrate the importance of having someone (or multiple someones) proofread your work. The names of identifying individuals and organizations have been changed for privacy reasons. Sign up for your own Free Personal Statement Review!


The Statement

Suddenly, there I was, twenty-three-years old and standing in line at CVS with a giant, conspicuous box of adult diapers. When I got to the check out, the pretty blond behind the cash register looked at me quizzically. “For my grandma,” I said. Read more

Real Law School Personal Statements Reviewed: Your Story is only as Good as It’s Told

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In this series, a jdMission Senior Consultant reviews real law school personal statements. What’s working well? What’s not? If it were his/her essay, what would be changed? Find out!

Note: Although there are subtle differences in what each school asks for in a personal statement, in general the personal statement is a straightforward essay question that asks you to explain to the admissions committee why you are applying to law school. To maintain the integrity and authenticity of this project, we have not edited the personal statements. Any grammatical errors that appear in the essays belong to the candidates and illustrate the importance of having someone (or multiple someones) proofread your work. The names of identifying individuals and organizations have been changed for privacy reasons. Sign up for your own Free Personal Statement Review!


The Statement

After I graduated from [Undergraduate College], I was given [a fellowship] to teach English in rural China. The January before I left, I attended a three-day retreat with other prospective fellows. There were about half a dozen of us, young leftist [students] desperate to travel, seeking adventure and an opportunity to change the world. It was for this reason that the director of the program explained the following: Read more

Great News! Interact Honored by Wharton, QS as Top Innovative E-Learning Platform

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Check out our free Interact™ demo here.


We started our week in Philadelphia. No, we weren’t eating cheesesteaks or trying to steal the Declaration of Independence—we were at the Reimagine Education Conference & Awards 2016!

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Law School Admissions Tips with Stratus Prep – Part 3: Hitting Submit and What Comes Next

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Law School Admissions Tips with Stratus Prep - Part 3: Hitting Submit and What Comes NextTrying to get into law school this year? Most schools’ applications are open by now, which means it’s time to get your materials together! Our newest partner, premiere admissions counseling firm Stratus Prep, wants to help make this confusing process crystal clear for you. To that end, they’ve authored this Law School Admissions Tips series.


In the first posts in this series, we discussed how to approach law school applications as a whole, and went into detail on the personal and diversity statements, the two major written components of the application. In this final installment, we’ll address what to do after you hit the submit button.

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Law School Admissions Tips with Stratus Prep – Part 2: Your Personal and Diversity Statements

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Law School Admissions Tips with Stratus Prep - Personal and Diversity StatementsTrying to get into law school this year? Most schools’ applications are open by now, which means it’s time to get your materials together! Our newest partner, premiere admissions counseling firm Stratus Prep, wants to help make this confusing process crystal clear for you. To that end, they’ve authored this Law School Admissions Tips series.


In last week’s post, we took an overview look at the law school application process, focusing on what law schools are looking for in their applicants, the components of a law school application, and what your overall application strategy should look like. This post will focus on the two biggest and most important written components of the application: the personal and diversity statements.

Let’s dig in… Read more