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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

Law School Admissions Tips with Stratus Prep – Part 1: Your Application Strategy Overview

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Law School Admissions Tips with Stratus Prep: Part 1: You Application OverviewTrying 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.

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Looking for Law School Admissions Advice? Check out Stratus Prep

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Introducing Our Newest Partner: Stratus PrepHere at Manhattan Prep, we’re proud to announce our newest LSAT partner: Stratus Prep. Stratus Prep is a premier admissions counseling firm that can help you achieve your dream of attending law school. How does it work? Read more

How Long Should My Law School Personal Statement Be?

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - How Does the LSAC Calculate Undergraduate GPA? by Daniel Coogan of Stratus PrepDid you know that you can attend the first session of any of our online or in-person LSAT courses absolutely free? We’re not kidding! Check out our upcoming courses here.


Although much of the law school application process has been standardized, there are still some aspects of the application process that change from school to school. One such aspect is the length of the personal statement. Read more

How Does the LSAC Calculate Undergraduate GPA?

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - How Does the LSAC Calculate Undergraduate GPA? - by Daniel Coogan of Stratus Prep

Did you know that you can attend the first session of any of our online or in-person LSAT courses absolutely free? We’re not kidding! Check out our upcoming courses here.


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 undergraduate institutions.  When this happens, the discrepancy is the result of a difference between the GPA calculation policies of the LSAC and the applicant’s undergraduate institution.

But why, you might ask, does LSAC go through the trouble of conducting its own GPA calculation? Read more

Law School Admissions: The Rising LSAT vs. GRE Debate

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Law School Admissions: The Rising LSAT vs. GRE Debate Q&A With Expert on Both, Mary RichterWe incorporate the latest discoveries in learning science into our LSAT course to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of your prep. Want to see? Try the first session of any of our upcoming courses for free.


Here’s the situation: The University of Arizona College of Law recently started accepting GRE scores in addition to LSAT scores from applicants for admission. Last week, The Wall Street Journal covered the move and the LSAC’s subsequent threat to ban the school from membership. Then, just yesterday, news broke that 148 deans of LSAC member law schools sent a letter to the LSAC’s president in support of Arizona Law. The issue has raised many pertinent questions about the merits of each test relative to the other as barometers for law school fitness. We wanted answers, so we turned to Mary Richter, LSAT (175) and GRE (168V/166Q) instructor and graduate of Yale Law School. Here’s what she had to say: Read more

LSAT Scaffolding Part I: Logic Games

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blog-scaffoldDid you know that you can attend the first session of any of our online or in-person LSAT courses absolutely free? We’re not kidding! Check out our upcoming courses here.


Starting your LSAT prep can be a scary experience. Sure, you’ve thought before in your life, often logically (though that’s probably less frequent than you’d think!). You’ve played some games before. And you’ve certainly read.

However, the LSAT is testing a slightly different version of each of these tasks than the one that you’re used to. Because, in our day to day lives, we’re actually quite illogical. Read more

I Just Received My LSAT Score! What Next?

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Blog-NowWhatMany of you received your LSAT scores this week. You should have recovered from the celebration/lamentation by now, so it’s time to think about next steps. Here’s what you should do:  Read more

#MovieFailMondays: Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (or, How Movies Can Teach You About Logical Fallacies and Help You Ace the LSAT)

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Blog-EpisodeVIEach week, we analyze a movie that illustrates a logical fallacy you’ll find on the LSAT. Who said Netflix can’t help you study? 🎥📖

Oh, Return of the Jedi, you had so much to live up to. A New Hope introduced the world to Star Wars. The Empire Strikes Back is, by almost everyone’s account, the best of the films. You had two tough acts to follow as the final chapter of this trilogy of movies. Read more