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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Can I Get Back To Law School?
« on: March 30, 2009, 01:58:41 PM »
I think you can definitely do it. I am in the exact same boat. I went to a T4 in the fall of 2006 right out of undergrad and left early in the spring semester to take job offer I had been given in my BS field (accounting). I definitely was not ready for law school hence the poor application and little options given in terms of acceptances. I too did the financial analysis of it all and the immense debt for what I was getting and my preparedness did not make sense at all. Working has truly taught me the responsibility and accountability needed for LS. Anyway, I would like to get back between 2010 and 2012 if possible.

It is completely doable. I have spoken to numerous schools in my region (West Coast) who have said that the prior experience does not matter. What will matter will be my completely new application, LSAT, LOR's, work experience, PS, etc.


General Board / Re: 1L - Decided to leave...should I even take exams?
« on: December 06, 2006, 03:54:37 PM »
Well I spoke to school officals on Monday to get the skinny on withdrawing. It turns out whether I take finals or not my 3 full year courses will be W's. Torts is the only class where I will get a grade if I take finals. I have until next Wednesday to decide if I take finals or not. I probably will just for shits and giggles.

General Board / Re: 1L - Decided to leave...should I even take exams?
« on: December 02, 2006, 04:42:11 PM »
See if you can get a leave of absence instead of just leaving, you might change your mind in a year. That's what I'm doing. From the standpoint of other careers you might pursue, showing that you stuck it out and took the exams is really important. If you're like me, you behind in the material because you figured you would leave, but just go live at the library, its worth it in the end. If you leave now and get Fs or your transcript just shows you left with nothing to show for it, employers/other schools might think that you couldn't hack it, and that is bad. My two cents.

Thanks Bella. At your school you get F's if you withdrawal now? I am meeting with the director of students on Monday to find out the procedure at my school but I was under the assumption the transcript will be W's. Also what will happen with your full year courses regardless of whether one stays to take finals or not?

General Board / Re: 1L - Decided to leave...should I even take exams?
« on: November 30, 2006, 10:35:42 PM »
Thanks for the advice...I am part time and taking 4 courses and 3 out of those are full year courses so I do not think we even get a grade for those. I think my transcript will only have Torts which is the only full year course. But, I do need to go talk to the dean. Thanks again.

General Board / 1L - Decided to leave...should I even take exams?
« on: November 30, 2006, 10:18:26 PM »
I am a 1L and have made the decision to leave law school. It is just not for me. Any advice on whether I should even take exams? We have 1 week of class left, next week. Thanks!!!

Studying and Exam Taking / Study group size
« on: November 17, 2006, 11:33:46 AM »
What's an ideal number? Anyone have experiences with ones that were to big? Too small?

General Board / Re: Loan Repayment Breakdown
« on: November 17, 2006, 11:18:05 AM »
Using the payment function on Excel you get the following numbers for 90k debt at 7.5% APR

10 year amortization = $1068.32 per month
Total payout = $128,198.40

20 year amortization = $725.03 per month
Total payout = $174,008.13

30 year amortization = $629.29 per month
Total payout = $226,545.50

Hope that helps.

General Board / Job related question for evening students
« on: October 27, 2006, 09:12:34 AM »
Are there any evening students, or students who were evening as 1L's, that didn't work their first year but were able to get a halfway decent job the summer after their first year? I'm an evening student hoping to go days next year...but I'm not working and I'm already worried about getting a summer job. Thanks for any help.

General Board / Academic Excellence Classes?
« on: October 16, 2006, 10:00:36 AM »
Does anyone have these at their school? We have one that meets once a week and just basically teaches students how to outline, analogize, develop legal reasoning skills, etc.? I haven't gone to any yet and I'm wondering how people on the board feel about them. Thanks!

General Board / Re: 1L Evening Students - Work or no work?
« on: October 05, 2006, 01:47:34 PM »
I work 3 days a week.  I would say 50-75% of my class works.  I think not working at all would make my overall work load a little light.  I've also heard that firms don't like to hire evening students who don't work. 

I'm sure they don't as it can show laziness or lack of drive to moany employers and others. But it's not like it is actually "part-time" schooling. I'm taking 11 credits, or 4 classes, as opposed to the 15 credits, or 5 classes, that the "full-time" day students take. The ABA recommends that full-time students don't work AT ALL. So I just get frustrated when people think part-time students who don't work are complete bums when in reality it's one less class. That's just my personal take. That is in no way meant to undermine those who have to work FT to support a family, spouse, children, etc. Most members of my families who are attorney's had to do it through night shcool.

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