You should transfer to McDonalds. I hear the exit options are better than from Appalachian.
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t20 if you are incredible lucky and it is not vandy, UT, or UCLA. Probably have a shot at a t25 though (such as UIUC, ND, IU, etc). But in any event you are completely screwed because if you don't transfer it is going to be incredibly difficult to find any paying legal job in this economy (no one is hiring, not even PI), and if you do transfer you will be taking on a LOT of student debt and have no shot at being able to pay it back coming out of a t25 since biglaw isn't really hiring there anymore (top 10% at t25s are struggling to get into biglaw).
I really don't know much about this, so obviously do some research about it, but you might be able to just re-take the LSAT and enter into a more respectable and accredited law school as a 1L, which would be a lot easier/better then trying to transfer to a TTT @ sticker.
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The retarded part of this is that the same guy (coto29) asked the same question a few days ago.
« on: January 30, 2010, 01:17:26 AM »
I like when top schools (HYS) do stuff like this because it makes sense in that virtually everyone can find top schools can find jobs. It makes no sense at a school like Appalachian, which is one of the few schools that are actually shittier then Cooley, does it. But I guess it makes sense for administration when they realize that 0% of their grads find jobs anyway and by getting rid of grades reduces your possibility of transferring to 0.
spoken like a true coward who knows that he'll fail so he dosn't try.
You realize you need clients in order to be successful as a solo, right? Clients don't just appear into your office out of thin air. You need to get your name out there and a client book in order to go solo, and you simply can't do that right out of law school (i.e. clients need a reason to go to you). Just take a look at the phone book, it is filled with attorneys numbers. Why would a potential client go to you, a freshly minted JD that they don't know anything about, as oppose to XYZ firm with 25 years of experience and a reputation of winning cases X practice area? There is a massive oversupply of lawyers in the country thanks to the ABA's lack of self control in accrediting law schools. Thus, you really need something that differentiates you from the other billion lawyers out there trying to offer their services for practically nothing.
Additionally, you simply don't have the training or skills right out of law school to be successful (hence, the comment about getting sued for malpractice). Obviously, you will want to take a lot of professional skills classes and do clinics and/or practice simulation classes (as oppose to seminars), but that alone really isn't sufficient. You need to get experience out there somehow, get clients, and then you can hang your own shingle.
Also, a last consideration is law school debt. If you have outstanding loans, then you need a steady stream of income in order to pay them. Unless you are attending Cooley for free (including a living stipend, which I don't think they offer) I don't see how you intend to repay your student loans when certain months you will make negative money (how will you even pay your initial outlay of expenses? -- no one will borrow you money to someone with a ton of outstanding debt and no assets to secure the additional debt on).
I'm not really all that different in that I want to go solo ASAP after law school as well. However, I think I've done a lot more research on it then you have, and thus, a lot more realistic about the idea.
Sounds like you are top 10%. You could get into GW most likely and have a shot at GULC as well.
Doubt it's top 10%. My school last year was on a B- curve and a 3.84 was around top 5-7%. GULC will probably take top 5% RD from SeattleU and might not even be worth applying EA because you might outright get rejected (and not deferred to RD meaning you probably can't be considered for RD even with a 4.0 next semester).
You'll get a lot of people recommending their school, but unless you want to work for someone else it dosnt matter what you do as long as you get licensed. If you want to work for someone else find out where their top grunts graduated from and try to play copy cat. That might help. mabey.
This guy's username says it all... Also, enjoy getting sued for malpractice when you start a solo shop right out of law school.