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LSAT Program: Coastal Law Channel Program

 

Florida Coastal School of Law now offers prospective law students the unique opportunity to receive LSAT preparation through its Coastal Law Channel Program. This intensive on-demand program is taught by licensed attorneys using a curriculum that has helped students succeed on the LSAT exam for the last 20 years.

Students who enroll for the Fall term will be prepared for the February or June 2016 LSAT exam. Additionally, prospective students who qualify for the Channel Program and earn at least a 143 LSAT score will receive a scholarship to attend Coastal Law along with guaranteed admission into the Fall 2016 term. This one-time scholarship matches the Channel Program’s cost of $995.

Classes start next Tuesday, apply and register now!

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Channel Program Application: https://coastallaw.wufoo.com/forms/s1qfopwe12ehisz/

Registration: www.focusapproach.com

Price: $995

Program Details:

  • 60 hours of on-demand LSAT preparation
  • 12 hours of on-demand legal writing instruction designed to give pre-law students a competitive advantage in their first-year, mandatory legal writing class
  • Class term: November 24 – February 6
  • Release dates: Every Tuesday from November 24 to February 2

Required Materials: Available from the Law School Admissions Council (www.lsac.org)

  • 10 Actual, Official LSAT PREPTESTS, with Comparative Reading Comprehension (Exams 52-61)
  • 10 Actual, Official LSAT PREPTESTS, Volume V (Exams 62-71)
  • The Official LSAT PREPTESTS 72-76

For more information:

LSAT Program
Peter Gormanly, Esq.
peterg@focusapproach.com
(914) 763-0128

Legal Writing Program
Megan Mattson, Esq.
msmattson@fcsl.edu
(904) 256-1264

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Connecting With Coastal Alumni

Stay Connected: Ways to Network with Our Alumni Base

The Florida Coastal School of Law Alumni Association represents more than 5,000 graduates of Coastal Law.  Coastal law has produced alumni whose contributions have enhanced the legal communities of not only Jacksonville but throughout the United States and across the world.

All students who graduate from Coastal Law become members of the Alumni Association, with no dues or fees needed to join.

The Alumni Association has 13 Alumni Chapters across the country that provide a local presence and opportunities for alumni to network with each other and with prospective, accepted, and current students.

As an alumnus myself, I know how important it is to stay connected. Here are a few ways to engage with our alums.

Alumni Event Calendar:

The Alumni Association offers alumni the opportunity to network and socialize, assist with admissions, mentor and speak to students as well as sponsor and help plan events. Stay up to date with alumni events as there could be an event in your area soon! Click here to see our Alumni Event Calendar.

Alumni Admissions Referral Scholarship

The Florida Coastal Alumni Admissions Referral Scholarship is a one-time $2,000 scholarship awarded each semester to incoming full or part-time students who have been recommended by a Florida Coastal alumnus. Students should request a recommendation at least two weeks before the deadline to allow the alum giving you a recommendation enough time to write and submit a recommendation for you. Alumni may submit recommendations until August 26 for students entering in the Fall 2015 class.

 

“Like” The Alumni Association Facebook Page

 

Join the Florida Coastal Alumni Association Facebook page where you can find exclusive alumni news and updates. Join this page today and click here for a list of Alumni Chapter Facebook groups for you to join and connect with alumni in your region.

 

It is never too early to start networking. I encourage students to take the time to get to know our graduates and ask them questions. Whether it is about the coastal experience or practicing in a certain area of law or region, Coastal alums are a valuable resource.

 

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Common Mistakes Made in Law School Applications

No Decision Yet?

What’s Holding Your Law School Application Back From The Committee? There are some common mistakes students make in their law school application. Here are the tips to avoid them.

As the Admissions Processor for Florida Coastal School of Law, one of my responsibilities is to make sure that each application we receive is completed with all required documentation before sending it on to the committee for review.  With that being said, I would like to take this opportunity to share with you some of the most common reasons your application may come back with an incomplete status.

 

  • Character and Fitness Questions: Please read all of these questions carefully and provide all the information asked for.  Especially question #4 pertaining to academic warning, probation, or suspension.  Remember…if you answer “Yes” to any of these questions, an explanation is required.
  • Waiting on CAS Report: Please check your LSAC account to make sure the required documents arrive in a timely manner.  If the documents have not been received within 2 weeks, you should contact your undergraduate institutions and/or recommenders again.  LSAC will not release your CAS report until everything is received.
  • Letters of Recommendation: Often times, your recommenders push writing the letter to a later time and end up forgetting to do it.
  • Transcripts: Make sure you notify all undergraduate institutions you have attended to send LSAC your official transcripts.   These are required to calculate your cumulative GPA.
  • Law School Transcript and Letter of Standing: If you previously attended law school these two items are also required.
  • Hold LSAT: If you are registered to take the LSAT, FCSL will automatically hold your application until we receive the new score.  You can, however, request that we review your file with your current LSAT score.

 

What are some of the questions you have regarding the law school application? Leave a question in the comments below.

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Time Management

time management Dreamstime.comThe first of the Academic Workshop Series, Time Management will focus on reviewing and assessing studying habits from the previous semester and learning more efficient and successful studying skills. Also this workshop will focus time management strategies to help students organize their study schedules.

Join the Center for Student Advising (CSA) on Tuesday, September 8th from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm in Room 465. Lunch will be provided. RSVP on Symplicity or to CSA@fcsl.edu.

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NEW OCI: U.S. Army JAG Corps

The U.S. Army JAG Corps (Ft. Belvoir, Virginia) will be on–campus October 6, 2015 to interview 2Ls for summer internship program and candidates for active duty appointment. Submit your application by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 via Symplicity.

 

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