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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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How to Handle Being on a Law School Waitlist

Posted by Katya Valasek on 9/16/20 4:05 PM

The Waiting is the Hardest Part

After all the hard work that goes into completing and submitting a law school application, it can be disappointing to find out that you have been waitlisted at one of your top choice schools. Being waitlisted can be particularly troubling for people used to being proactive, so we often get questions about the process moving forward.  Here are some things to keep in mind:

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Topics: Advice and Tips, Admissions

Questions to Ask at Virtual and In-Person Law School Fairs

Posted by Katya Valasek on 9/16/20 2:21 PM

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, law school admissions staff heads would head out on the road every fall to attend numerous law school fairs, graduate school fairs and LSAC Forums around the country. This year, the events are virtual. Whether in person or through the wonders of technology, 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. Coming to these events prepared and 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

How Multiple LSAT or GRE Scores Impact Your Application

Posted by Katya Valasek on 9/16/20 1:49 PM

One of the most frequent questions I get is how Seton Hall Law handles law school applications with multiple LSAT or GRE 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

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

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