Law School Discussion

Specific Groups => Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students => Topic started by: Templar1964 on January 24, 2015, 11:53:13 AM

Title: 50 yoa, just retired 28-year female police officer. Suggestions?
Post by: Templar1964 on January 24, 2015, 11:53:13 AM
Apps are out and I'm awaiting decisions. Criminal law makes the most sense, what do y'all think?

Title: Re: 50 yoa, just retired 28-year female police officer. Suggestions?
Post by: doctorlaw on January 24, 2015, 10:21:04 PM
Do you have undergrad? What was your major? GPA? LSAT Score?
Title: Re: 50 yoa, just retired 28-year female police officer. Suggestions?
Post by: Citylaw on January 24, 2015, 10:59:16 PM
Well your first year and the majority of your law school education will cover more than criminal law.

Your first year at any ABA school will be Torts, Civil Procedure, Contracts, Property, and likely Criminal Law. You will also later take Criminal Procedure, Evidence, and Constitutional Law, which will deal with criminal law issues, and you will likely know some of the material from your experience as a police officer.

I imagine a career in criminal law would be good to pursue, but to pass the bar you will need to know all of it.

Good luck in your legal career and thank you for your service as an officer.