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Incoming 1Ls / Re: The Official I'm Going to X School Thread
« on: March 04, 2010, 08:46:49 PM »

I am going to University of Baltimore, part-time evening.  Given the glut of attorneys I hope the considerable investment of time and money will yield a decent return.   

I worry about this and yet I can't wrap my head around not going, and so I will.

I am trying to make the same decision.  I got my undergraduate degree in 1998 at age 36 and my MA in geography last summer, and I will be 48 in April.  My situation is different from yours in that at the moment I am not professionally successful--I am working an interim position in social services while looking for employment in GIS, the field for which I have trained.

I have already been accepted in several programs.  If I do attend law school it will be part-time evening as I need to work.  I have a hard time justifying the expense to myself, but I have been thinking about this for a few years and I can't get it out of my head.  A man in his 70s that I was working with told me that I might as well go ahead and do it, because either way I will get older, and I can get older without a law degree or with a law degree, my choice.

I am planning on talking with a few attorneys in public interest, the area that particularly interests me, to get more perspective.  I would be interested in hearing back how things turn out for you.

Is this place a scam or a legitimate tier 4 school?  I realize it is for-profit but does this bode ill for the quality of education or post-law school prospects for employment as an attorney?

I would be interested in hearing from anyone who has had any experiences with Florida Coastal one way or another.  Thanks.

Law School Admissions / Did not register all my schools with LSDAS
« on: December 06, 2009, 05:23:03 PM »
I am 47 years old, washed out of my first college then transferred to another one a couple years later, graduating with honors in 1998.  I just earned my MA this last August with a 3.88 GPA. 

That makes three schools and three transcripts, and when I registered with LSDAS I had copies of the transcripts forwarded to them. Here is my question:  After getting my BA I took classes at about 5 different schools.  Due to my husband's job we were moving around a lot, and mostly it was just one or two classes at each place, which I took at night.

I did not send transcripts from these schools to LSDAS because I did not think they were important.  I got all As in the classes but they would not add to my undergraduate GPA because I took them after getting my BA.  But then I thought, maybe I really need to have transcripts sent anyway.  I went on the LSDAS website thinking that I would be able to add them as schools I had attended, but it turned out that I had been frozen out of that option at some date.

My question is, do I really need to report these schools?  It's not as though I am trying to hide something bad.  But, it is an omission of part of my academic record.  Should I call up the LSDAS and see if I can add them now?  I do not want to have to worry about this for the next 3 years or the rest of my career.

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