Be Your Own Social Media Manager

Posted by The Admissions Team on Nov 12, 2018 11:07:00 AM

Face it, employers look at your social media presence as part of the screening process. We can debate whether and to what extent this practice could lead to discrimination in the hiring process another time.

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Topics: Law School Insider Tips

How to Get Started in Immigration Law

Posted by Carmen Johnson on Nov 2, 2018 2:30:00 PM

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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Submitting an Addendum: When to Submit, and How to Write it

Posted by The Admissions Team on Nov 1, 2018 11:08:00 AM

Many applicants have something in their file they need to explain. It could be a medical situation that adversely affected the GPA or an illness that impacted the first LSAT score and resulted in a retest. That explanation may take a paragraph or even two pages. Many personal statement instructions include page limits and topic guidelines. So, how can you convey important information to your law school to help place your GPA, LSAT or life story in the proper context when most schools don’t allow for interviews?

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Topics: Applying to Law School

Top 10 Admission Tips to Nail Your Application

Posted by The Admissions Team on Oct 31, 2018 11:55:24 AM

By Molly Kaelin, Candidate for Juris Doctor, 2020, Stetson University College of Law

Applications are everything. Since you are applying to Stetson Law, you are hardworking, driven, and brilliant. Your mission now is to show the admissions office how great you are. How do you avoid making a mistake on your law school admissions application? Follow our top 10 suggestions by admissions counselors.

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8 Reasons to Apply to Law School Early

Posted by The Admissions Team on Oct 15, 2018 9:45:00 AM

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

How to Get Involved While You're in Law School

Posted by The Admissions Team on Oct 8, 2018 10:42:46 AM

By Molly Kaelin, Candidate for Juris Doctor, 2020, Stetson University College of Law

When you first research Stetson Law you are no doubt looking at the academic accolades, stunning list of world-renowned professors, and exceptional program options Stetson Law has to offer.

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Topics: Law School Insider Tips

The Top 5 Differences Between Private and Public Law School

Posted by The Admissions Team on Sep 24, 2018 11:42:45 AM

By Molly Kaelin, Candidate for Juris Doctor, 2020, Stetson University College of Law

Becoming a lawyer is a noble pursuit. You will invest time and money in law school, so deciding where to go is crucial. You may be deciding between a public and private school. Perhaps you are looking at the differences in tuition. Don’t let that influence your decision too much. You have all heard the age-old truth: you get what you pay for.

This is one of the most important investments of your life. Here are some other differences between public and private schools that have nothing to do with tuition and everything to do with your law school experience.

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How to Prepare for the LSAT This Fall

Posted by The Admissions Team on Jul 31, 2018 1:34:00 PM

Taking the Law School Admission Test, commonly known as the LSAT, is one of the most important steps toward earning your J.D. Your LSAT score is a major factor in whether or not a law school will accept you, so a strong score is critical. And if you’re planning to apply for fall admissions, now is the time to start prepping for the LSAT.

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Topics: Applying to Law School

5 Tips for Balancing Law School and Parenting

Posted by Carmen Johnson on Mar 13, 2018 9:39:00 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

What to See When You Visit a Law School

Posted by Darren Kettles on Feb 21, 2018 9:44:00 AM

When you are making your final decision about where to attend law school, you should try and make a personal visit to campus or attend an open house. While websites, marketing materials, and word of mouth can be helpful, they may not give you the full picture—I have known countless students over the years who talk about how important the "fit factor" was for them in choosing Stetson. See things for yourself using your own criteria—decide what is important to you in a law school and make sure you do your own due diligence when making your final choice.

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