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Katya Valasek

Katya Valasek is the Director of Admissions Marketing at Seton Hall Law and works with students throughout the entire admission process.

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Changes are Coming to an LSAT Near You

Posted by Katya Valasek on 8/31/17 7:15 AM

The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) is making changes over the next 2 years that will give prospective law students more options when preparing for and taking the Law School Admission Test (LSAT).  We know the law school application process is complicated, so here is a breakdown of these LSAT changes to keep in mind as you begin the application process:

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Topics: Advice and Tips, Admissions

Questions to Ask at Law School Fairs and LSAC Forums

Posted by Katya Valasek on 9/6/16 8:30 AM

(Post updated August 1, 2017)

Every fall, law school admissions staff heads out on the road to attend numerous law school fairs, graduate school fairs and LSAC Forums around the country. These events are so important for interested students because it is the best exposure you, as a candidate, can get to a large number of schools from around the country. You can begin to build relationships with people at your top schools – regardless of where you are in the process. Also, asking the right questions will make you a more informed consumer.  

Not sure what to talk about once you get there? Use this opportunity to ask for specific information about the schools at the top of your list. Here are some questions to keep in mind when attending a law school fair or LSAC forum:

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Topics: Admissions

6 Ways to Compare Law Schools

Posted by Katya Valasek on 4/28/16 11:00 AM


Students planning to attend law school have a variety of success indicators they should consider when choosing where to apply, and many resources with which to consult. Most of these are based on raw data: location, numbers, scholarship retention, rankings, and employment rates. But one is not. It’s a factor that no internet source, brochure, or twitter feed can give you information about, and may, in many cases, be the most important factor. Let’s get to the data first:

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Topics: Advice and Tips, Admissions

How Multiple LSAT Scores Impact Your Application

Posted by Katya Valasek on 12/17/15 8:00 AM

(Post updated August 4, 2017)

Now that the December LSAT has passed, we have begun getting questions about how Seton Hall Law handles applications with multiple LSAT scores, whether someone should include an addendum explaining an increase or decrease in score, and whether they should retest. Let’s tackle that last question first…

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Topics: Advice and Tips, Admissions

Fall 2015 Law School Admissions Travel Schedule

Posted by Katya Valasek on 11/3/15 11:08 AM

 

Fall is a busy time for us as we hit the road to meet with pre-law advisors and prospective students at law school and graduate school fairs all over the country. Although all the travel is exhausting, I think many of us consider the opportunity to meet all the amazing people at these events one of our favorite parts of the job! I know I do.

If one of us from Seton Hall Law has already met with you in our travels, thank you so much for taking the time to stop by our table. I hope you found the conversation helpful! If you have not yet been able to meet with us, don’t worry! You’re not too late. Although things wind down as the holidays approach, Seton Hall Law Admissions is still extremely busy in November.

Here’s where you can find us on the road this month:

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Topics: Admissions, Newark

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