Law School Discussion

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - Kurt Cobain

Pages: [1] 2
Choosing the Right Law School / Re: CUNY vs. GGU
« on: April 23, 2011, 08:39:51 PM »
Hey guys, thanks for the feedback. To answer some questions, I'm considering GGU because I would like to live/work in the Bay Area. I didn't get into any other schools in the Bay Area, so obviously my only option is there. And yeah, the tuition is a HUGE consideration for me. I also definitely want to get into public interest, so overall I just think CUNY makes the most sense for me. But that being said, I would like to end up in California. I would love to go to school in NY, and even start my career there, but EVENTUALLY I would like to work in SF. So I guess what I'm asking is, would I basically be stuck in NY forever if I don't go to school in CA? Or with some experience could I move out there and find a job?

And also, your posts are both implying that I would have no chance of starting my working career in CA if I go to CUNY, correct?

Choosing the Right Law School / CUNY vs. GGU
« on: April 23, 2011, 04:27:40 PM »
Ok, so I'm down to these final two schools. I know CUNY makes sense from a financial and rankings standpoint, but I'm having a hard time picking because I'd like to eventually practice in California. Don't get me wrong, I love NYC, and I'd love to be there for the next 3 years, but if I don't pick GGU will I never be able to pass the California bar/get a job there? Thanks for any thoughts!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Whittier, La Verne and Thomas Jefferson
« on: February 21, 2011, 09:16:18 AM »
Whitter's attrition was 30% last year and 10% of that was due to transfer. 20% were academically disqualified.

Hey, JW where you got this information from. Is this newer than the data currently on LSAC? Because according to what's on LSAC there were 20 academic disqualifications, and 29 for other reasons, which was 31.2% of the class. This means that there were 156 people in the class, so the academic disqualification rate was 20/156, which is 12.8%. The only reason I ask and that I checked this so carefully is because I'm strongly considering Whittier for next year, and I've heard some things about the flunk out rate being high.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Whittier, La Verne and Thomas Jefferson
« on: February 20, 2011, 04:14:37 PM »
Whittier's attrition rate is only like 31% according to the current LSAC data. The fail out rate is only 12 or 13%. Most of their attrition was due to transferring. I think the previous poster is citing old information.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: La Verne
« on: January 27, 2011, 03:16:59 PM »
They are:

Top 30%: Keep full amount originally offered
Top 40%: Keep 75% of it
Top 50%: Keep half
Top 75%: Keep 25%
Bottom 25%: Nothing

I might try negotiating this, do you have any thoughts? I'm definitely confident that I could be top 30%, but it's still a risk, ya know? My main worry about asking is coming off as a slacker. And JW, where is your scholarship to?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: La Verne
« on: January 27, 2011, 12:39:41 PM »
They are provisionally accredited, but they are going in review for full this June.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: New England Law Boston?
« on: January 26, 2011, 03:05:23 PM »
I got accepted there too! I'm from Boston, and they do have a good local rep, so I'm considering it. It is a lower-ranked school though, so what the previous posters said will still apply despite it's good local rep.

Choosing the Right Law School / La Verne
« on: January 26, 2011, 03:00:37 PM »
Hey everyone,

I was just accepted to La Verne. I have some acceptances from more highly ranked schools, but they gave me some really good money, so I'm considering it for next fall. Anyway, I'm just wondering if anyone attends/has attended, and what their experience has been like in terms of job prospects, etc. Also, I noticed that their bar pass rate has been declining recently. Does anyone have any insight as to why that is? Any feedback from anyone with first-hand experience with the school would be appreciated. Thanks!

Incoming 1Ls / CUNY Law Part-time?
« on: August 13, 2010, 12:12:28 PM »
So I read that CUNY will likely be starting a part-time program along with the opening of the new LIC campus. I will be applying for admission for Fall 2011, and I am very interested in attending CUNY part-time. Does anyone have any info on whether or not this will be a possibility for me?

I think you have a good shot. If I were you I'd apply. I think at worst you'd be wait-listed, and if that happens you could retake the LSATs and send in the score.

Pages: [1] 2