Maybe you should apply to a part-time, evening program at a lower tier 2 or maybe tier 3 instead of going to Cooley.
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I'm a rising 3L, and I haven't taken these courses yet. Should I bother? Admin law looks especially god-awful. Also, I realize agency is covered in Corporations (which I'm taking this year). I've generally kept to the "bar courses" model in law school, but I'm considering skipping agency and admin so I can take something fun and impractical. Also, I'm probably taking the Delaware Bar, which does specifically test agency law. Any advice?
How high of a class ranking do you need, generally, to land a decent job after graduating from a 2nd tier school like CUA? Top quartile + Law review maybe? Higher?
Definition: decent job means 80K per year or higher.
Does this program have anything to do with your career in the law? I guess it won't hurt you too much even if it doesn't, but there are probably better things you could be doing -- like anything at all law-related. Undergrad is over. No more summer fun.
« on: June 24, 2008, 04:40:04 PM »
The Crim Law Examples and Explanations does pretty well with the MPC. Dressler's Understanding Criminal Law is more in-depth. Both of those also treat the common law, but you can just read what you want. It's weird that your prof only teaches the MPC.
« on: June 24, 2008, 10:00:56 AM »
Lazy people fail. That's it mostly. Everyone here is smart. So hard work becomes determinative.
1. Write a focused personal statement that directly addresses her youthful indiscretions and subsequent coming of age and reformation. Do not downplay the crimes. Totally own them. Accept responsibility. Explain how her childhood etc was troubled and she had a hard time. The girl was troubled and made mistakes, but the woman has come to maturity through suffering (the hard way). Write something like:
She regrets the past, but has learned from it. This learning experience has also made her become more tolerant and forgiving of the mistakes of others. Now she wants to be the most productive member of society that she can be. She realizes that some stigma from her past follows her, and that is fair, but her reformation is complete and she believes that a careful review of her application will reveal that she is now a mature and excellent candidate for admission.
2. She should be doing LOTS of volunteer work for charities. Soup kitchens, etc. That will help her establish credibility as a reformed and well-meaning adult. She can list all of these activities on her applications next year.