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Tag, as well.

Looks as if it's best to figure out early that you want to go solo, and plan accordingly.

General Board / Re: My Advice to Incoming 1L's
« on: August 10, 2007, 09:46:47 AM »
Thank you. =)

It's nice to hear some words of encouragement.  Too often we hear all the things that are WRONG with law school and how hard the next few years are going to be.

All of those other comments might be true, but it's a breath of fresh air to hear someone say something positive.

So, thank you.

General Board / Re: What was your undergrad major?
« on: August 03, 2007, 11:49:26 AM »

Haha! Good to see I'm not alone. =)

I know that every student tries to paint their school in the best possible light... so you can take my next comment with a grain of salt.  =)

In the last 2 years, that school has changed tremendously.  New classrooms and courtrooms and new faculty. The progress is impressive. Things have even improved since the accepted students luncheon.  That has made me feel much better about things, to be honest.  It makes me feel like things are moving in a very positive direction.

I'll be seeing you in just a few weeks!

General Board / Re: What was your undergrad major?
« on: August 03, 2007, 11:30:03 AM »

Over 26k for John Marshall?!?!

Think twice about it.  Do what ever you can to get in to Georgia State instead.  It is about 1/5 the price and the career options are much much better.  In fact, my boss this summer said GA State offers the best legal education in Georgia.  US News would disagree, but I've only heard good things about the school.

I don't go to GSU, by the way, so I'm not trying to plug my own school.


I know that you mean well, but this upset me a little.

Why do you assume that I haven't thought a great, great deal about this?  I know the cost of the school. I know all about the reasons to be careful with JMLS. Lord knows that people on this board won't let you forget about it's drawbacks.

I'm a bright person, and so I know what I'm getting in to.

Georgia State was, in fact, my first choice. But I'm a part-time student and rooted in Atlanta. That left me two choices- JMLS and Ga State.  One accepted me, one didn't.

For all of it's faults, JMLS seems to cater more towards part-time evening students than Ga State.  JMLS specifically makes certain co-curricular activities, such as Law Review and Moot Court, available to evening students. The feeling I got at Ga State was that these activities were primarily for the full-time day students, or at the very least Ga State didn't go out of the way to make sure that evening students could participate. JMLS did.  That doesn't mean that I think that JMLS is a better choice, I'm simply pointing out that there are some things that JMLS does that I really like.

Just like everyone else on this board, I just want to be a lawyer. And so I'll play the hand I'm dealt and make the best of it.

But please don't assume that I haven't thought things through.

General Board / Re: Non traditional students.......
« on: August 02, 2007, 04:50:14 PM »
I'll be 34 during my 1L year. This is a second career for me.

I'm doing this part-time, so I guess I'm even more non-traditional.

General Board / Re: Whiitier Law School v. Florida Coastal School of Law
« on: August 02, 2007, 04:38:22 PM »
I would look at the ABA Guide to law schools for that info.  Make your decision based on your own needs and goals.  Check out the LSAC site for guidance.  You'll just get mostly flame comments on here. :)

Sadly, you are correct.

General Board / Re: How many OL's are excited to start school?
« on: August 02, 2007, 09:45:41 AM »
I am very excited. 

And like everyone else, I'm a little scared.  It's a big commitment. It's going to be difficult. And I think we are all wondering if it'll be worth it and if we'll succeed.

Once we get started with our classes I think I'll be excited and overwhelmed.

When exams are close, I'll be excited and scared again.

After 1st semester grades, I think it'll be a little easier. At least I'll have been through it once.

Any idea who to talk to in order to get a board created for this school?

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