The Beyond Adversity Award
You've worked hard. You've given back. Now get your efforts
The Award honors students who have met and overcome obstacles in their
lives and who plan to give back to their community through their future
Applications are open to all students, regardless of background. The obstacles
a student has faced can be large or small; personal or societal; physical,
psychological, or cultural.
How Winners are Chosen
1. The award is based on how deeply the student has responded to a challenge,
small or large, and on how their experience has moved them toward serving
their community. Your challenges need not be dramatic. What is important
is how facing that challenge has affected you.
2. Judges will consider grammar, clarity of written expression, thoughtfulness,
and the extent to which the student's plans for the future reflect an understanding
of law and our society and a desire to contribute to one's community.
3. One winner will be chosen. In addition, up to 10 Honorable Mentions
will be awarded.
Applications for the 2016 Beyond Adversity Award will be accepted until
March 15, 2016 at 11:59 pm, local time of the applicant.
Awards will be announced by approximately April 15, 2016.
Any questions regarding prizes should be addressed to Jay Cutts, orders
[at] cuttsreviews.com, 505-281-0684.
Students will receive LawTrack planning emails and communication about
the Beyond Adversity Award from Cutts Graduate Reviews. Students can unsubscribe
at any time. Student information is not shared with or sold to any other
organizations, including the co-sponsors.
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1. ALL ENTRANTS receive the following prizes in recognition of
- A 50% discount on the STEPS to the LSAT Self-Prep System (worth $50)
- A 10% discount on a Juris Educatio Intro to the Study of Law program
- The booklet How to Get Accepted to Law School - A Take-Charge
Approach. A complete guide to a successful application, including
writing the personal statement, standing out from the crowd, letters of
recommendation, and planning for the LSAT.
- Free subscription to LawTrack, a monthly prelaw planning
- Publication of their Beyond Adversity essays on our Inspiration page
(can be anonymous)
2. EARLY BIRD PRIZES: The first 5 people to submit an
application will receive a free copy of the Barron's LSAT Prep Book
3.The 10 HONORABLE MENTIONS receive:
- A free STEPS to the LSAT Self-Prep Support System course (worth $103)
- A 25% discount on a Juris Educatio Intro to the Study of Law program
- A free review of their Personal Statement
- A free copy of the Barron's LSAT Prep Book
- Recognition on the Winners page of this site
- A certificate of Honorable Mention in the Beyond Adversity Award Contest,
which can be included in the student's application package
4. The TOP AWARD WINNER receives all of the above, along
with the Beyond Adversity Award Winner Certificate and a package of 10 hours
of personal coaching on the LSAT and admissions process with Barron's author
and 25-year LSAT specialist Jay Cutts (a $1350 value), plus a free Juris
Educatio Intro to the Study of Law program.
The Beyond Adversity Award is supported by a number of prelaw organizations,
- Phi Alpha Delta (PAD) Law
Fraternity - Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International is a professional
law fraternity advancing integrity, compassion and courage through service
to the student, the school, the profession and the community.
Pre-Law Diversity Initiatives - National Pre-Law Diversity Initiatives,
Inc. - a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable and educational organization which
produces national pre-law empowerment events including: The National Diversity
Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair, Future Legal Eagles Flight School, the
Black Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair, the National
Hispanic Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair, and the National
HBCU Pre-Law Summit and Law Expo.
- National Native
American Law Students Association (NNALSA) - The National Native American
Law Students Association ("NNALSA") was founded in 1970 to promote
the study and development of Federal Indian Law, Tribal Law, and traditional
forms of governance. Additionally, NNALSA supports Native Americans in law
school, both in their own personal academic and life achievements, and in
their efforts to educate their peers and communities about Indian law issues.
- National Latina/o Law Student
Association (NLLSA) - NLLSA is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation
serving as a conduit for Latina/o law student voices. Founded on principles
of social, ethnic, racial, gender and sexual equality, NLLSA is focused
on advancing Latina/o academic success and commitment to community service.
- National Black Law Students
Association (NBLSA) - The National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA)
is a 501(c)(3) corporation and one of the nation’s largest student-run
organizations of its kind, representing thousands of minority law students
from more than 200 chapters and affiliates throughout six countries.
- Mexican American Law
Students Association (MALSA) - MALSA’s primary initiative is to
build a support network for the Hispanic law community, focusing on academic
and social interests.
- Juris Educatio
Summer Law School Preparation - A non-profit founded by law professors
Vernellia and Tshaka Randall, offering Introduction to the Study of Law,
preparing students for the skills needed to succeed in law school.
- Cutts Graduate Reviews
and STEPS to the LSAT - A leader in individualized LSAT prep for 25
years, by Jay Cutts, author of the Barron's LSAT Prep Book.
- Barron's Educational
Series - A leader in high quality test prep publications for over 75
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