Test Taking: What the Research Shows

Posted by Laura Zuppo on Mar 8, 2017 11:51:00 AM

Everyone has their own favorite study methods, but the research shows that these particular methods and habits can improve your performance. As you prepare for the LSAT, keep these tried and true test taking tips in mind.

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Topics: Applying to Law School

Processing a US Student Visa: 9 Things You Need to Know

Posted by The Admissions Team on Dec 22, 2016 6:30:00 AM

1. Submit Your Program Application Early

If you need a visa, you should plan to apply early to the academic program of your choice. Give yourself a couple months to complete your paperwork. Allow extra time in case your visa needs additional administrative processing, which can take multiple weeks.

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Topics: Applying to Law School

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

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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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

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

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

Social Notes: A Primer

Posted by The Admissions Team on Feb 26, 2016 1:45:51 PM

There are many kinds of social notes: Thank You notes, Congratulatory notes, Announcements, Holiday notes, Condolences, and Changes of Address are only a few. Here are tips for Social Notes, from Stetson’s Career Development Office:

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Topics: Applying to Law School

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