I JUST LOVE HOW PEOPLE BASE THEIR STATS OFF OF FACTS!!! LESS THAN A 1% CHANCE, SO SCIENTIFIC. THATS IT, I JUST DONT CARE ANYMORE. I HOPE TO RUN INTO MANY OF YOU IN DC, AND LATER ON IN PRACTICE.
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You are a lost cause. The information regarding firms recruitment is right on the NALP directory. Do a search.
If you want to talk to a UDC student that badly, the smart thing to do would be to call the school and go speak with a few. Oh wait, I forgot, you aren't smart.
What is up with this intense hate of UDC? As far as the bar pass rates are concerned, you all need to look behind the statistic to get the full story. The fact of the matter is that most of the people over the past few years who graduated UDC did not have enough money to take any bar-prep courses. Also they are usually older students with families and other jobs who were not able to devote as much time to studying for the bar as younger students from other law schools.
One person said something about going there and being $100,000 in debt after you graduate. That's a stretch. If you are a DC resident then you pay $7000 a year. If not, it's something like $13,000. They also give alot of scholarships from what I hear.
UDC is in its infant existance and is getting better each year. To be sure, it is a tier-4 school. Just give it a chance.
www.lsac.org look at the aba guide to law schools. Look up UDC, click it, and look at the bar information for the passage rate.
Regarding how it is a fact that it is at the bottom: It is ranked as such and it is not well respected in the legal community. That is proved by looking at how not one single firm recruits on campus. Its not the idea of the school handing you interviews. Any good firm isn't even going to GIVE you an interview on your own. You miss the point. You might think that prestiege doesn't mean anything but a large chunk of American lawyers do. The business is run on reputation and UDC just doesn't have that reputation. Its a fact. You are not going to have the same job opportunities as I will coming out of GW, or Catholic, or even a third tier like Howard.
I will be attending GW Law in the Fall. I am not currently a student. I graduated a bit ago and currently am employed with the federal government in the contracts field.
Just because I tell it like it is does not mean I am not mature. I am not going to get in a pissing contest with you. I told you a list of facts and even now you cannot accept them.
No UDC student is around. They are all looking for jobs ROFL.
Gimme a break dude. Regardless of what they say, its a *&^% school and the students there are below average on the LSAT, grades, and anything else.
Oh, and that partying excuse... You are a joke. I partied all four years of college and still got my *&^% done. Just because you are retarded, don't blame it on the booze.
Good luck with your trash JD. I can give opinion on whatever I want. My ideas are backed by fact. FACT: UDC has a Maryland bar passage rate of 35% when the State's overall passage rate for first time test takers is 71%. That is less than HALF the normal passage rate.
FACT: It is considered the bottom of a long list of law schools in the DC metro area
FACT: The NALP Directory only lists ONE on campus interview and that is the office of the DA for DC, and, I hate to break it to you, but the odds are slim to none regarding getting an ADA gig out of that school when you are competing against GULC, GW, and every other big named school that has interest in getting a job as an ADA.
Those are the facts. I could list more, but those are more than enough reasons not to go there.
Time to develop means like 10 years bro. Even then it will be lucky to be Third Tier. You posted on here looking for the answer you wanted to hear. You and everyone else that goes there thinks they are going to be top 10% in their class.
Hate to break it to you but if you scored a 151 on your LSAT and a 2.8 UGPA, then obviously you aren't the brilliant genius you think you are.
Go there if that is what you want. Just don't be surprised when you can't find a job when you get out.
Thanks, sorry, quick typing = screw ups sometimes. What can I say, I am the spell checker generation.ok so it was 34 a few years ago, its somewhere in the 50's or 60's now. i dont care what the rest of the people will do on that exam, i will be one of the 34 or one of the 60 or one of the 20 whatever the stat may be. i have always believed that what you get out of anything is directly related to the effort that you put in it. if i study harder while in school, law and concepts of the law will be more of a first-hand nature to me, and studying for the bar will be a bit easier as i will know what is going on more than someone who went through the motions. from what i have heard from most lawyers, a bar prep course is almost necessary anyways, so i am not worried.
Anyway, the bottom line is the Bar Passage rate is crap. Look at it, its like 34% or some trash. That is horrible.
The OP came here looking to hear that the school was good, and he won't accept the truth that the school is god-aweful and does a terrible job placing students in jobs.
If you want to go there, go ahead. Just don't come back crying when you are 100K+ in debt and can't even land a paralegal position.
Yes, because since we are "from" GW, we don't know anything about the legal market.
You are a moron. Have you even looked at their bar passage rate? Its AWEFUL!
I think it is still too early to judge UDC. It has just been accredited and its statistics jump around so much each year. But the plain and simple truth is that UDC is very strong in the public interest field. They require students to do over 400 hours of clinical work. Apparently during that time the students gain more contacts and experience than students who graduate from other schools.
I wonder where UDC will be in 10 years. Will it be better than Catholic or ranked where it is now? If worse comes to worse, you can always transfer too.