Darren Kettles

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What to See When You Visit a Law School

Posted by Darren Kettles on Nov 27, 2017 1:17:26 PM

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. 

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Is it Bad to Take the LSAT Multiple Times?

Posted by Darren Kettles on Nov 3, 2017 3:00:00 PM

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.

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Topics: Law School Insider Tips

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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