Laura Zuppo

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Environmental Law in Tampa Bay: Make a Difference

Posted by Laura Zuppo on Sep 26, 2016 12:21:30 PM

Oftentimes, students decide to pursue a law career because they feel a strong connection to specific issues that affect our world. This is certainly true when it comes to Environmental Law. At Stetson Law, students in the Environmental Law program have a unique opportunity to engage in research, service and advocacy in regards to biodiversity and the environment.

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Topics: Insider

Tips for Getting a Great Letter of Recommendation

Posted by Laura Zuppo on Sep 15, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Many students have questions about letters of recommendation. Do schools really read letters of recommendation? Do you have to get a letter from a faculty member? What if you attended college 10 years ago or took all of your courses online? When do you ask for a letter?

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Topics: Applying to Law School

Inside the Law School Financial Aid Process

Posted by Laura Zuppo on Sep 8, 2016 7:00:00 AM

For most people, the idea of paying for law school is synonymous with debt. Many people are debt averse and will focus early on in their college career to get the grades and LSAT score needed to earn a scholarship. Other people are fortunate to have family support. Most people will borrow for their tuition, fees, room and board using federal student loan money. Let’s talk about some ways to get ready for the law school and the financial aid process!

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Topics: Applying to Law School

Technology Tips for Law School: What Do You Really Need?

Posted by Laura Zuppo on Aug 25, 2016 11:00:00 AM

As you prepare to start law school in the fall, your next question may be what supplies you’ll need to be prepared. Notebooks, pens and backpacks have been replaced by laptops, tablets and note-taking software; but what technology do you really need to succeed in law school?

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8 Reasons to Apply to Law School Early

Posted by Laura Zuppo on Aug 12, 2016 1:26:28 PM

This is a milestone moment in your life. You have decided that you will become a lawyer! You’ve done your research on the profession and on law schools. You’ve taken or begun to prepare for the LSAT. You have a list of schools where you will apply. Perhaps you have visited schools or even attended a Pre-Law program to learn more about law school itself. Congratulations! Now it is time to apply.

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Topics: Applying to Law School

Rolling Admissions: What Does That Really Mean?

Posted by Laura Zuppo on Jun 23, 2016 9:00:00 AM

If you've heard that a school has rolling admissions, you may be wondering what that means for you. It certainly does not mean that you should wait until the very last day to submit your materials!

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Topics: Applying to Law School

What NOT To Say In Your Personal Statement

Posted by Laura Zuppo on Jun 3, 2016 2:51:47 PM

You may have read my Top 8 Most Common Mistakes When Writing a Personal Statement blog. These mistakes focused mostly on grammar issues, inattention to detail and the result of poor editing. Here are a few additional tips focused on what not to say in the statement itself.

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Topics: Applying to Law School

Why Applicants Want to Go to Law School

Posted by Laura Zuppo on May 19, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Law school is a place where students come together to learn for many different reasons. While they all put in hard work, their end goals are not the same. We’ve spoken to hundreds of applicants and current students, and have discovered that these are a few compelling reasons why our applicants want to go to law school.

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Topics: Applying to Law School

Resources for Veteran Students in Tampa Bay

Posted by Laura Zuppo on Apr 21, 2016 7:00:00 AM

At Stetson University College of Law, we don’t just welcome veterans. We go out of our way to make sure veterans are supported at every step of their studies and career.

Designated a Military Friendly School by Victory Media, Stetson Law is home to the Veterans Law Institute. With a mission to offer legal services to the military families, active military members and veterans in the Tampa Bay Area, the Veterans Law Institute offers legal help with VA disability benefits and legal help to military and veterans. What makes the Veterans Law Institute unique is the services for not just current students, but prospective students.

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Topics: Law School Insider Tips

Favorite Places to Unwind at Stetson Law

Posted by Laura Zuppo on Apr 14, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Ever wonder what students do when they aren't in class, studying, or working? We spoke to some of the top student leaders here on campus to see what they enjoy doing in their downtime, both on and off campus.

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Topics: Law School Insider Tips

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