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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Massachusetts School of Law
« on: December 14, 2011, 10:14:27 PM »
Thanks for the reply, you brought up some very good points. I am currently in the Law Enforcement field and I am looking for a change. A former colleague of mine attending Mass School of Law and he had great things to say about it. He is currently working as a prosecutor for one of the bigger counties here in Mass.

I plan on continuing to work full time while attending law school. Mass School of law seems like the right choice for me. The price and the location are perfect for my situation. I am currently about half way done paying off my undergrad loans ( I owe about 25K more). I took the LSATs 8 years ago while I was a senior in college and I scored something horrible around a 145.  I didn't take a prep course at that time, all I did for preparation was look over an LSAT book for a couple weeks before the test. My undergraduate GPA was a 3.5 and I have worked in law enforcement for the past few years. Even if I could bump that score up a few points I could probably only get into the much lower ranked schools here in boston and I would be paying almost triple the price. Am I making the right choice attending Mass Law?

I was speaking to a current student and she said that in the future many more states will most likely allow Mass School of Law grads to take the bar. Is there any truth to that statement?

MSLAW students are eligible to take the Bar immediately upon graduation in Massachusetts and in Connecticut. After passing Massachusetts they are immediately eligible to take the bar exam in New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Wisconsin, California, West Virginia and Maryland. In addition, there are a number of jurisdictions where MSLAW graduates are eligible to take the bar after practicing for the period of time listed below.

Jurisdictions where MSLAW graduates may be admitted to the bar:

Alabama: By petition to the Alabama Supreme Court

Alaska: 5 years

Arizona: 5 years

California: Immediately after passing bar of primary jurisdiction

Colorado: 5 Years

Connecticut: Immediately

Florida: 10 Years

Hawaii: 5 Years

Kentucky: 3 Years

Maine: Immediately after passing bar of primary jurisdiction

Maryland: MSLAW students have received individual permission after admission in MA Massachusetts Immediately

Minnesota: Immediately after passing bar of primary jurisdiction
Missouri: 5 Years

Nevada: By individual petition to the “Substantially equivalent committee”

New Hampshire: Immediately after passing bar of primary jurisdiction

New Mexico: 4 Years

New York: 5 Years

Oregon: 3 Years

Pennsylvania: 5 Years

Rhode Island: 5 Years

Texas: 3 Years

Vermont: Immediately

Washington: 3 Years

West Virginia: Immediately after passing bar of primary jurisdiction

Wisconsin: Immediately after passing bar of primary jurisdiction

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Where should I go next fall? / Massachusetts School of Law
« on: December 13, 2011, 08:36:38 PM »
Does any one here have any information on this law school? I know that it is not ABA approved but it seems to have a good reputation for producing quality and successful attornys. Its costs is less than half the price of other MA law schools and is very close to my home. You are also allowed to take the bar exam at 20+ other states after practicing for some time. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks

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