Darren Kettles

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5 Reasons to Apply to Part-Time Law School

Posted by Darren Kettles on Sep 18, 2017 2:20:00 PM

Do you already have professional experience, but lack the degree that would propel your career forward? Do you dream of starting a new career, but think you can’t afford the time or money to go back to school? At Stetson Law, our Part-Time J.D. Program was designed with you in mind. From conveniently scheduled courses to our inclusive student community, consider the following reasons why you should apply to part-time law school.

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Topics: Applying to Law School

What Courses Should I Take Before Law School?

Posted by Darren Kettles on Feb 13, 2017 9:30:00 AM

In all my years doing law school admissions, nearly ten, I always appreciate getting a chance to respond to a question regarding “what courses should I take before law school?” It is a great question and it can often help guide a student through not only an undergraduate program, but also best prepare them for a successful law school academic experience as well.  

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Topics: Law School Prep

How to Prepare for Skills Training in Law School

Posted by Darren Kettles on Sep 1, 2016 1:09:09 PM

Every fall when new JD students matriculate law school it can be an overwhelming process. From the demands of a new professional graduate program, to reading material several times over to try to make sense of it, to navigating a new legal language, to deciding what co-curricular opportunities to consider—the challenges are many.  

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Topics: Law School Insider Tips

Advocacy Skills: Recognizing and Developing Potential

Posted by Darren Kettles on Jul 7, 2016 9:00:00 AM

I meet potential law students all the time who often share their reasons for wanting to pursue a legal education. For many budding law students, their goal is to help or contribute on behalf of a cause or people. For those students who want to “give back” in some capacity, being a legal advocate is their goal.

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Topics: Law School Insider Tips

How Do Students Dress On Campus at Stetson Law?

Posted by Darren Kettles on May 12, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Going to professional school comes with certain considerations that don’t occur at traditional universities. You’ll not only have to prepare mentally for the academic challenge of law school, integrate into a culture that requires great discipline, and learn more attuned study habits — but you’ll also have to pay attention to how you dress for professional school success.

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Topics: Law School Insider Tips

What the Stetson Law Pride Scholarship Award Means to our Community

Posted by Darren Kettles on Mar 31, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Stetson Law, Florida’s first law school, started in 1900, is a law school of many firsts, including the first to graduate a female attorney in Florida, first to require pro-bono as part of graduation, and the first law school in Florida to offer a Pride Scholarship Award to benefit its ever-growing LAMBDA - LGBTQIA Lambda Legal Society.

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Topics: Law School Insider Tips

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