« on: February 25, 2006, 07:52:48 PM »
Thanks so much for posting on this board. It is sometimes rare to find someone already in school willing to help out. Do you know anyone at the UNLV part time day program? I did all 11 of my apps in late December, realizing last week that I really limited myself to 3 very highlyranked schools and three Tier 4 schools (dinged at a few of my reaches...did too many out of my league). After looking again at Tier 3, I just couldnt imagine moving to Toledo or North Dakota. Long story short, I applied to UNLV part time because 1. I am afraid applying this week means I'm very late and 2. I didnt think my 3.4/151 would be competative enough for full time. I can see myself enjoying Vegas and coming from DC, cost of living appeals to me. Anyway! Do you think it might be easy to transfer to full time, provided I've got the grades? Also, the website doesn't have too many pictures (although the few they do look beautiful} but how are the facilities? Work load? Thanks again!
I think that it isn't too difficult to transfer from the part-time program into the full-time program. I know a few classmates who have done so. Their grades are pretty good though.
I think that our website sucks because they could have a ton of cool pictures, but they don't. The law building is really nice. It's only three or four years old. The technology inside the classrooms is awesome. They are now building a large multi-level auditorium and court rooms adjacent to the law school so that the Nevada Supreme Court can come and hold hearings here more often. The UNLV campus itself isn't the most beautiful, though.
The work load is probably what you could expect to find at most other schools. It's rigorous, especially when you have your appellate brief due and then have to argue it. Come finals, you'll downright hate life, but hopefully you'll see the light at the end of the tunnel. In general, though, I think that it is manageable. As a 1L you'll spend so much time studying your ass off. In your second and third years, you'll be much more efficient. As a 2L that's on law review and externs for a federal judge twice a week, I can honestly say that I'm bored on the weekends. I spend about 10 hours/week studying now. (Again, that wasn't the case last year though).