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Thank you for the information. After talking to the court and checking this stuff out, I think I'll jes swaer in remotely and save the 600 bucks.

Hi I was wondering if I could get some advice. Has anyone missed their swearing-in/oath ceremony after passing the bar exam, but been allowed to swear in remotely?

I live in Arizona but passed the bar in Illinois. The oath ceremony is coming up real soon, but Right now I am working a decent gig (not a law job) on a contract basis, and would rather not take off 3 full days to fly all the way to Chicago to swear in. Plus spending 300-400 bucks for a flight and hotel right now - I'd rather save that for when I actually move back to Chicago in a few months to get a job.

I called the IL supreme court who advised me that people who live far off do sometimes miss the bar, and that 3 weeks after the ceremony, they will mail you instructions on how to swear in with a judge who is near your current location (usually federal or bankruptcy judge).

I guess I trust the court but I sorta fear missing the ceremony and then the court turning around telling me too bad or their remote swearing in procedure getting delayed or something.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Kent VS Pepperdine
« on: June 17, 2008, 04:45:47 PM »
I'm also strongly considering Chicago Kent vs Seton Hall (but SH only gave me a part time gig). I prefer NYC over any other city and Newark is only 30 mins away which is cool.

I'm from L.A. and grew up here and its pretty cool but I don't think its as cool as people make it out to be. Depends on where your from though and what you can compare it to.

Im going to Chicago next week to visit Kent and I've heard MANY MANY good things about the school and that city. The cold is gonna suck though. Calif. weather is amazing but the clubs and lifestyle aren't as "cool" and "easy" as one might think. I hate driving.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Chicago Kent
« on: June 06, 2008, 10:06:20 AM »
Thanks for the info. Sounds better and better everyday.

Well, if I go to NYC, there's competition from other schools, same situation in Chicago, same situation in every big city. There isn't much I can do about that except study hard and try my hardest  :D

I'm not sure what I "want to do" though. I study Japanese and my japanese is about 1 year away from being intermediate. I lived in Japan for a year and I hope to do something that's international with my future degree.

Right now I'm just focused on working hard, pursuing hobbies and creating/maintaining a lifestyle with the resources and situation I have.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Chicago Kent
« on: June 05, 2008, 04:22:04 PM »
sounds tight. I can't wait to walk down that street where the Joker will fight batman in the upcoming movie.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Chicago Kent
« on: June 05, 2008, 12:18:31 PM »
Cool, thanks for the feedback. I just hear tons of good stuff about Chicago.

I'm from L.A. and lived in every part of it, so I'm really used to diversity and the variety and need that.

Is chicago the type of city you don't need a car?

I'm so sick of driving cuz of LA.

Choosing the Right Law School / Chicago Kent
« on: June 04, 2008, 06:00:04 PM »
Is anyone here seriously considering Chicago Kent?

I am planning on visiting at the end of the month to check out the school and the city. I've heard good things about both.

I'm trying to decide between CK and St. John's in NYC Queens.

Right now I am leaning more towards SJ because I've been to NYC, really liked it, but the drop in the ranking does bother me a bit.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: St. Johns
« on: May 05, 2008, 10:00:41 AM »
Hey guys, I got in there about 10 days ago as well.

I applied there 3 years ago (didnt end up goin to law school that time) and when I got in then, it was like mid May. So hang tight.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: St. John's vs. Chicago Kent
« on: May 02, 2008, 09:58:47 AM »
Actually I've never been to Queens. I went to NY 2 years ago for about a week and was only in Manhattan and BK.

But hey, if I wanna go to Manhattan, its not a big deal is it? What, about 45 mins by public transportation right?

Man in L.A. the standard is 20-30 minutes to go anywhere WITHOUT traffic and you gotta get yourself there. So I guess I'm used to that.

Two weeks ago it took me an hour and a half to get from Santa Monica to Hollywood to get the club. I got there at 12, and it closes at 2 am. Sad.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: St. John's vs. Chicago Kent
« on: May 01, 2008, 05:34:00 PM »
Cool thanks. Actually I didnt get $ from either.

But IDK chicago doesnt seem as cool as NYC.

Competition is competition, sure there's a ton in NYC but St. John's does seem to have a premier alumni network. I'm not really worried about competition. I can only worry about what i can control and thats what happens in the classroom.

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