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Transferring / Transferring to DC, MD, and VA
« on: January 22, 2010, 08:39:05 PM »

I had a 2.88 GPA as a part-time evening student at Seton Hall.  I subsequently served in the Army for 3 years.  I'm now looking to transfer to a school in the DC, VA, or MD.

I'm thinking my best shot is to just go to Baltimore and get my JD. I'm not really looking to practice law but would like to have some return on investment. I'm also going to work on an MBA from Maryland.

What do you guys think?

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General Board / New Found Passion in Law
« on: January 12, 2010, 05:17:12 PM »

Did anyone else discover an area of law that they didn't foresee enjoying?  I went to law school with the expectation of practicing criminal law. Well, I ended up hating Crim Law and loving Contracts. It appealed to me because there was so much ambiguity and room for interpretation under the Restatement and U.C.C.  And drafting a contract can be a pretty creative endeavor. 

Just throwing that out there.

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General Board / How Long Do I Have to Graduate?
« on: January 10, 2010, 07:53:09 PM »
All Concerned,

  How long do I have to graduate law school? If I dropped out after my first year and then resumed my studies after 3 years, would I still be able to apply for admission to the Bar?

  Does anyone know the criteria for admission?

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General Board / Options
« on: January 06, 2010, 06:46:25 PM »

I attended Seton Hall Law part-time from 06 to 07. After my first year, I dropped out and enlisted in the Army to pay off my student loans.  I could foresee a worsening economy and dire job prospects. And with only a 2.9 GPA, I didn't feel like I would fare competitively in the job market.

I'm not sure how long my credits are good for under ABA guidelines. Is it true that you have to graduate within 5 or 6 years?

My other question is whether I legally have the right to resume my studies at Seton Hall. I'm not sure whether I would have to re-apply there or not. I would like to avoid it altogether if possible.

I'm really not sure whether I should transfer to another school at this point. I don't regret leaving when I did. I'm much better off now financially and don't feel as beholden to financial aid.

Any advice? 

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