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Current Law Students / Re: smart board in education
« on: June 29, 2015, 06:30:09 PM »
Hello There!

Smart boards are a great tool not only in undergraduate studies but also in terms of graduate, Juris Doctorate, and medical and pharmaceutical studies as well. It allows professors and educators to fix, input, or add to anything that may be missed in a slide. It enhances learning and is a wonderful tool since students can visually see what the professor is referring to as opposed to relying only on books, notes, or hard copy slides.
There are a lot of software nowadays that incorporate whiteboards online. Will check out your link to see what it offers.

Many students have different reasons for going to law school depending on their influences and interests. For instance, my students choose to go to law school because they want to learn about the legal system, go to court, defend the less fortunate, or to protect our cities and states.

Others go to law school possibly to follow in their family’s footsteps or to help with a legal cause of action a family or friend was placed in.

In addition, some choose to go to law school to work with politicians, district attorneys, and other influential people. Some people watch televisions shows and movies concerning the legal system, and get inspired.

For those interested in law school, it can help to take a legal course (IE political science, constitutional law, or introduction to legal studies) at your community college or local university to get a better idea of what you could be in for before just jumping into law school.

I hope this helps!

Incoming 1Ls / Re: bar exam software issue
« on: June 29, 2015, 06:02:41 PM »
Hi There!

Welcome to the board!

I do believe the software issues are being resolved, especially by this month's bar exam. Even if there is an issue, most likely it will just delay results and hopefully not affect the grading itself.

Best of luck!

Law School Admissions / Re: Changing from engineering to law
« on: June 27, 2015, 10:34:28 AM »
Hi Prashanth!

I hope all is well.

Law schools do not require applicants to have a specific major when applying to their law schools. For instance, an applicant can major in biology, history, civil engineer, nursing and apply to any law school. Typically, law schools look at an applicant’s GPA, extra curricular activities, LSAT scores, letters of recommendation, and interview skills if an interview is part of the application process.

The study of law opens up many doors for students. Many students who have undergraduate degrees in medicine, pharmacy, gerontology, or nursing choose to study law and end up practicing workers compensation, personal injury, or medical malpractice. Since you are an engineering major, you can go into patent law, civil litigation, contract law, or any other area that you might find interesting. You are not limited to just one area and once you are in law school you might find other areas that interest you such as wills and trusts, constitutional law, corporate law and even property.

If you are specifically interested in coming to the USA., your undergraduate degree, LSAT, and TOEFL should suffice along with letters of recommendation and your personal statement. You do not need to work as a paralegal or legal assistant prior to being admitted. It also depends on what the specific law school you are interested in requires. You can always visit the websites of schools that you are interested in and look at their admission requirements if you would like further clarification.

In addition, you may always apply for internships opportunities in big to medium sized law firms or even intern or work for a solo practitioner if you want more exposure. Also, you may contact your local court house and ask if they have any volunteer or intern opportunities for you.

Wish you the best of luck!

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