Decoding the Law School File Review Process: Behind the Scenes with Stetson Law

Posted by The Admissions Team on Dec 13, 2018 2:50:36 PM

We get a lot of questions about what we look for in applications to law school. Students perceive the application review process as a great mystery to be solved…cracked even! Books, articles and blogs have been written for nervous readers who hope to get an insider tip that opens the door to their dream school.

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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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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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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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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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What to Consider When Deciding Whether to Retake the LSAT

Posted by Carmen Johnson on Feb 13, 2018 1:55:00 PM

For most, the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is the most challenging part of the application process. When you consider the fees and preparation needed to successfully take the exam, it’s ideal to only have to take it once. However, as a large number of law school applicants have come to realize, there can be several advantages to retaking the exam.

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Veterans, You May Be Eligible for The Yellow Ribbon Program

Posted by The Admissions Team on Oct 18, 2017 3:34:00 PM

In 2008, the GI Bill was updated with enactment of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. This update gave veterans with active duty service on or after September 11, 2001, enhanced educational benefits that cover more educational expenses, provide a living allowance, money for books and the ability to transfer unused educational benefits to spouses or children.

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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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How to Choose the Right Law School

Posted by The Admissions Team on Jul 18, 2017 9:28:39 AM

We don’t have to tell you that choosing a law school is a big decision. The school you choose drives your future success, so it’s important to attend a school that you not only enjoy, but one that will give you opportunities to flourish.

Transferring to another school may be an option, but that is not always a good option. For this reason, make sure the school you choose to attend is a school you would want to graduate from.

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