Isn't a 2.97 really bad for a T14? Most T14 schools have a very high median ... generally around 3.2.
My daughter goes to a T4.
She had 10 interviews, 6 callbacks and 4 job offers.
If i have a mediocre GPA and rank (just outside of the top third) but i'm in at law review, what do my job prospects look like if i'm applying for biglaw? i know a lot of these firms prefer law review/journal but they also want a high GPA/rank. Is anyone in the same situation or know of anyone with a similar problem?
Entirely depends upon your school. Law review at Harvard (or any of the top 10) will save almost any set of grades... at Cooley, not so much
Also whispering the answers or "no, no, no" to yourself when someone is bombing being called on.
Being a gunner that incessantly and vigorously types all class long. Either get a silent stenograph or use a recorder.
Raising your hand 4 times per class session and starting every comment with "I just want to be sure I have this right..." (and then repeating what the professor just said).
Bringing cans of Dr. Pepper to class after you've spilled them twice and been asked not to bring them any more.
EATING IN CLASS. Especially if you put the granola bar under the desk like nobody can hear the crinkle crinkle, when you sit in the middle of the front row.
I'm still trying to figure out why so many people are annoyed by roll bags. I have one because I refuse to hurt my back; attempting to carry all of your law-school books on your back is quite stupid, if you ask me.
Yes, I know that most law students have lockers, but if you work full time, you need to have all of your books at home, meaning you have to lug all of them to class every time you go. Unfortunately, I don't have the "luxury" of being around the hallowed law-school halls all day long, where if I want to study a different subject, all I have to do is pay a visit to my locker.
Please don't be the person with the rolly bag who rolls over everyone's feet.
I have experience in brick and mortar education and with online education. I am about to begin studies at Concord University Online Law School, my 4th graduate degree, and am very enthusiastic about what I have already observed with regards to the results-based online education.
Not only is online education effective, but it also opens doors to people who would otherwise not have access to legal education. Online education is fully accepted by the public school teaching community. When will the ABA get caught up with the changes in instruction methodologies to meet the needs of modern society?
I have already written letters to the Georgia State Senate and to the ABA. I urge others to express their opinions about online law schools to state senates and to the ABA. I would also be pleased to participate in any efforts to bring about change.
I am hopeful we can work together to bring about change.
Dr. L. Sweeney
Ed.D in Curriculum; M.A. Curriculum; M.A. Ital. Lit.; online law student
I think your comments are right on the mark.... Just goes to show that it is not the school that determines who passes, but the individual.
I support Concord and their excellent curriculum, and really wish the ABA would just go away.
People that call themselves doctors without a medical degree are egotistical blowhards. Same goes for people that use an initial for their first name.
Dr. O. Balsenschaft