For most, the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is the most challenging part of the application process. When you consider the fees and preparation needed to successfully take the exam, it’s ideal to only have to take it once. However, as a large number of law school applicants have come to realize, there can be several advantages to retaking the exam.
Topics: Applying to Law School
By Alexis Deveaux
Candidate for Juris Doctor, 2020
You don’t have to be a California blonde following your ex to law school in order to learn a few imperative tips about navigating law school from the movie "Legally Blonde."
Welcome to Admission Tips from Stetson Law's Admissions team! Hear from Assistant Dean Laura Zuppo, who shares one of her favorite tips.
As a new law student, you will get tons of tips about how to be successful in law school. Ultimately, only you will know what works best for you, but you just might find that someone else’s take on things will help move you in a positive direction. We spoke to a former part-time law student about how he managed to get through school. Here’s his advice on what made him successful in part-time law school!
Part-time law students are some of the most determined law students around. For many, the right window of opportunity has allowed them to reconsider a professional goal that has eluded them in the past. Regardless of the circumstances, part-time law students are determined to earn their law degree and often come from all professional backgrounds with a renewed determination to achieve what has long been not possible.
By Javier Centonzio
I had often daydreamed about what it would be like to be an attorney. At the age of 25, I had my GED and served four years as an enlisted infantryman in the United State Marine Corps. I was working for Union Pacific Railroad as a Locomotive Engineer, and I had joined the Kansas Army National Guard to get back into uniform, seeking the comradery that I was missing ever since leaving the Marines. In 2005, our National Guard unit got the news that we’d be deploying to Iraq.
When you are making your final decision about where to attend law school, you should make at least one visit to campus. Websites, marketing materials, and word of mouth can be helpful but they can also be deceiving—I have known countless students over the years who liked a law school up until their first visit. See things for yourself using your own criteria—be driven by the right things not the wrong things.
The LSAT is required for any student considering studying at one of the over 200 ABA-accredited law schools in the United States, but other standardized tests are now under consideration, too. The LSAT, an acronym for the Law School Admission Test, is currently offered four times per year, but starting June 2018 the schedule will increase to six times per year. The change will allow students to prepare and take the LSAT at a time most convenient for their schedule.
Topics: Law School Insider Tips
In 2008, the GI Bill was updated with enactment of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. This update gave veterans with active duty service on or after September 11, 2001, enhanced educational benefits that cover more educational expenses, provide a living allowance, money for books and the ability to transfer unused educational benefits to spouses or children.
Topics: Applying to Law School
For some, the process of researching options for law school can be overwhelming, especially with the array of information available online and in your inbox.
Topics: Law School Prep