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Transferring / Re: Non ABA to ABA
« on: December 09, 2009, 03:27:35 PM »
Hey guys. I was in the Army for sometime and went to college after I got out. I decided I wanted to go to lawschool but I didn't have a load of bread and my grades were not so hot. So I took my LSATS got a 148. I got rejected from every school I applied to but a school in school in Massachusetts that was unaccredited. I didn't really know what that meant at the time and they were sort of sketchy on that until i was paid up.

Anyways, I am looking to get out. Unfortunately I am a L2 already. Anyone know if I can still transfer somewhere else.



Unfortunately, there isn't a lot of ABA schools that will accept a non ABA transfer.  However, there's a handful out there that will.  Chapman Law School in California is one.  Laverne Law School is another....also in California.  And the University of Arkansas-Little Rock also accept state accredited law school transfers.  I believe there's another school but those are the one's that I'm aware of.  You may have to do some research but there's only a handful of school and I think I already named most of them.

Good luck to you!

Law School Admissions / Re: Devry Grads
« on: September 05, 2009, 10:30:59 AM »
Don't let the school you attended discourage you from applying to any law school.  Law schools are mainly concerned with your overall GPA and LSAT.  Reach for the stars!!!

I was academically dismissed (due to grades from 1L) from law school as well but it's been over a decade.  Personally, I don't know of anyone who has gotten admitted but I have recently applied to law school for Fall 2009.  One of the schools actually waitlisted me.  Therefore, it stands to reason that they will consider you....especially since you were sick.  Of course, you may have to retake the LSAT and reapply as a 1L.  A lot of schools will reconsider students like ourselves but for some schools it's rare that they'll bite....maybe except for someone like yourself.  Just be prepared to jump through some hoops! 

As for the California correspondence law school, I know of no other law school that will accept credits from a correspondence course.  However, there are a handful of ABA law schools that will actually accept credits from a state accredited law school.  I seriously doubt if the correspondence course is state accredited though. 

The fact that you're having to take the baby bar would suggest that your correspondence school is not state accredited since (at least in California) state accredited schools are exempt from the baby bar (assuming if you possess a BA/BS degree as a law student).

With the scores that you have you may want to consider Western State, Whittier, or Laverne.  It'll be a bit of a challenge with the LSAT but your GPA may be able to offset it enough to at least merit a waitlist/deferral if not an outright rejection. 

Good luck to you!!!!

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