OFF THE RECORD - Seton Hall Law

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

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

Do I Need to Take the LSAT to Get Into Law School?

Posted by Isabel DiSciullo on 9/15/20 1:53 PM

This seems to be an age-old question! In order to answer it, I will try to help you determine what has and hasn’t changed with regards to law school admissions and standardized testing requirements without taking you too far into the weeds of law school accreditation.  There has been quite a bit of discussion and media reports of law schools seeking alternatives to the use of the LSAT.  What is happening?

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Topics: Advice and Tips, Admissions

Understanding Law School Application Deadlines

Posted by Isabel DiSciullo on 9/15/20 1:52 PM

Admissions Counselors are often asked if there is an optimal time to submit your law school application. The answer to that question depends upon the law school admissions deadlines of the school(s) for which you plan to apply. So here are a few things to consider as you begin your application process and map out all the deadline dates.

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Topics: Advice and Tips, Admissions

THE MEASURE OF A PERSON - OVERCOMING IMPOSTOR SYNDROME AS A LAW STUDENT

Posted by William Martinez on 8/27/20 12:22 PM

During my second semester of law school, I attended the New York City Bar Association portrait unveiling of Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. As I rode the PATH train into the city, I thought about the slim chance of meeting one of my personal heroes. I thought about what I would ask her, if given the opportunity.

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Topics: Advice and Tips, Student Life

Your Cover Letter Counts: The Purpose, The Particulars, The Plan

Posted by Kylie Cohen on 8/26/20 10:14 AM

It is the day of your interview! You are excited, you are prepared…REWIND!

What about the preparation it took to secure that interview? That is where your cover letter comes into play! Legal cover letters are an extremely important part of the internship and job application process, and it is imperative to become familiar with their purpose to put your best foot forward when drafting them.

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Topics: Internships/Jobs, Advice and Tips

Student Loan Relief During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted by Karen Sokol on 3/31/20 6:15 PM

On Friday, March 27, 2020, the President signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which provides relief to student loan borrowers.  Here’s what this means for you.

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Topics: Advice and Tips, Financial Aid

COMMENT IN TIME OF COVID-19

Posted by Father Nicholas Gengaro on 3/26/20 7:01 PM

Just over twenty years ago, the Seton Hall family experienced an inconceivable tragedy as three freshmen students, Aaron Karol, John Giunta and Frank Caltabilota, lost their lives in an early morning fire in the North Boland dormitory.  Members of the priest community decided then to divide ourselves among the three families, each of us accompanying one family during the days of mourning. I attended the Karol family.

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Topics: Advice and Tips, Student Life

Law Professor Explains How to Tackle the LSAT Writing Sample

Posted by Melanie Perez-Vellios on 12/3/19 11:15 AM


So, you want to go to law school?  You already know you will need to complete the LSAT exam, as well as the LSAT Writing requirement.  LSAT Writing is a thirty-five minute writing assignment requiring you to assess a hypothetical problem, select between two possible solutions and write a persuasive essay advocating for one side.  While the essay is not scored, it will play a role in admissions committees’ evaluation of your application so you will want to make the best possible impression.

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Topics: Advice and Tips, Admissions, Writing

Meet Assistant Dean for JD and Graduate Admissions, Issa DiSciullo

Posted by Sarah Jensen on 11/5/19 9:40 AM

Issa DiSciullo jumped right into her role as Seton Hall Law’s Assistant Dean for JD and Graduate Admissions when she took the helm in September 2019. As a national leader in admissions and a recognized expert in diversity and inclusion, she is already making tremendous strides as she commits to providing equal access to education for every prospective student. We asked Dean DiSciullo what she loves about higher education and what she hopes for interested applicants.

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Topics: Graduate Programs, Advice and Tips, Admissions

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