Hell yea. Its going to be the best finals since the Bulls vs. Sonics in 1996. When Jordan got back to the top.
Lakers in 6.
Lakers in 6.
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Yea man I feel for you. That is bs. What kind of retroactive poo is that.
TTT= 2nd,3rd, 4th, tier law schools.
So I was supposed to graduate a week ago. Turns out I didn't meet the requirements for graduation. You see, I go to Western State University School of Law in Fullerton CA. Not a very reputable school. It's ranked low. It's provisionally accredited with the ABA. I decided to go there because they accepted me. That is pretty much the story of the majority at WSU. Law school was difficult, but I managed to keep my head above water. I managed to stay away from academic probation. For a while I was able to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Man, that sucks.
This is NOT the first time I heard this crap being pulled at western state. One of my best friends suffered like you at western state. He was a part timer who was also edging by and then after his 1st year, the school told him he was dismissed. He had not even been put on academic probation or given notice. They just collected tuition from him for a year and then when they felt he was not helping them achieve full accrediatation, they booted him.
I attend a provisional ABA approved school because they gave me a modest scholarship. They have not pulled anything like western state so far, ( just finished 1L) but this does scare me. The grading is such bs at these schools though. I still do not know how important grades are if you do not go biglaw. I hear conflicting stories that small/medium firms do not always focus on grades when deciding between candidates.
Anyhow, I agree with the other posters that you should write the ABA. Going the CBA route is an option depending on what type of law you wanted to practice. Do not let this stop you if you really want to be a lawyer. Goodluck to you brother.
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« on: May 10, 2008, 11:55:32 PM »
I took one.
And now, as I approach the end of my 1st year, I recommend you do NOT.
Just get drunk everyday and enjoy your time before school begins.
Trust me, once you hit exams and stressful periods of 1L, you wont be like Gee I am glad I took that preview class, but instead you will be saying I should have been drunk.
I got that bull question about who owns the moon. What law school do you go to? Perhaps we are classmates.
Anyways, I was so heated at the question, that I responded that little white goblins own the moon and began describing how goblins were first in right, and some other bull from that bull mcintosh property case about the indians. I mentioned no proper doctrine and bs'd my answer for 45 minutes. At the end, I stated if its not the white goblins, (just to cover my bases, because we all know there is NO right answer in law school) then it was God. I then spent the remaining 15 minutes discussing the greatness of organized religion.
True story. I passed the test too.
thanks everyone. Normally, how competitive are clinical externship? I thought at first it was simple but when I was told only 5 people are accepted to this offered externship, ( hundreds apply because it is open to many law schools not just mine) I was baffled. Competition carries over to clinical externships as well I guess.
I appreciate your reply.
The clinic is pass/fail.
What are your thoughts on the value of such position on a resume? Do prospective employers atleast see this as a valuable experience in a legal environment? I will be working directly with clients and doing discovery and motions and the such. It sounds like valuable experience.
What is your GPA and what school do you attend? That will make a difference.
Top 40%. T4
I have been offered a clinical externship .. My question is, what is the value of such a position? Will this position help me secure future legal work? Does it look good on a resume? This position will require me to work about 25 hours a week, its unpaid, but I do get school credit. The externship only accepts 5 students per semester.
I really would like a paid position however, but I have had no luck so far securing such a position and this externship will be done in the summer. I am a 1L btw. Should I accept the externship or hold out for paid legal office or firm work which is not guaranteed?
Any response is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time,