Carmen Johnson

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Celebrating Black History Month at Stetson Law

Posted by Carmen Johnson on Feb 7, 2017 12:25:00 PM

One of my most memorable experiences with Stetson stems from our Constitutional Law and the Civil Rights Movement course. We traveled to Birmingham, Alabama as part of the summer travel portion of the course and visited multiple historic sites, including the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Kelly Ingram Park as well as the 16th Street Baptist Church where the 1963 bombing that killed four young girls occurred.

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Topics: Law School Insider Tips

How to Get Started in Immigration Law

Posted by Carmen Johnson on Dec 1, 2016 11:26:19 AM

As a nation that includes many immigrants, immigration law is a significant component of U.S. national policy with wide-ranging impacts on both citizens and non-citizens. It also includes multiple areas of law, including family law, civil rights and employment law. If you follow the news then you know that immigration remains a hot-button issue across the country, including among dinner tables and ballot boxes all the way to federal courtrooms and the chambers of Congress.

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What to Consider When Deciding Whether to Retake the LSAT

Posted by Carmen Johnson on Oct 11, 2016 1:34:51 PM

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.

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Topics: Applying to Law School

What Do Pro Bono Requirements Mean for Law Students?

Posted by Carmen Johnson on Oct 7, 2016 9:32:27 AM

One of our most significant roles as lawyers is to serve our communities in meaningful ways, often by providing “pro bono” services to those in need. Pro bono is short for pro bono publico, and generally means “for the public good.” The goal is to help meet the continued need for a more accessible legal system by providing free legal services to those who could not otherwise afford it.

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5 Tips for Balancing Law School and Parenting

Posted by Carmen Johnson on Jul 21, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Adding law school classes to your life as a parent may seem daunting. Between packing lunches, car rides to and from school and help with homework, when are you supposed to find time to study? Don’t worry! With a positive attitude and a bit of planning you can find a successful balance between law school and parenting.

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Topics: Applying to Law School

Are Law School Prep Courses Worth It?

Posted by Carmen Johnson on Jun 16, 2016 7:00:00 AM

If you are planning to attend law school in the near future, you may be wondering the same thing as many rising law students across the country – "Am I ready for this?"

As incoming students at Stetson prepare for their first year, we often receive questions about the effectiveness of law school prep courses, such as those offered by prep companies and private tutors. Here are a few things to think about when deciding whether a law school prep course is for you.

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Topics: Applying to Law School

Social Justice Advocacy at Stetson Law

Posted by Carmen Johnson on Apr 7, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Which of the issues facing society are important to you and how can you help promote the change that you would like to see? Some of the most important roles of lawyers are to speak on behalf of those who are unable to speak for themselves and to serve as agents of change. Whether it is a recently disabled employee who suddenly loses his or her job, or a mother who is suffering the brunt of domestic violence and the threat of homelessness as a result, lawyers have the unique opportunity to serve as stewards who provide everyday people with equal access to the laws that significantly impact whom and what they hold most dear.

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