« on: February 28, 2004, 10:54:38 AM »
I've added every school (I think). Please be patient while I get them in the right order. Let me know if the name of your school is incorrect.
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I'm pretty sure there's an ABA rule against working more the 20 hours per week your first year. Under 20 hours (if I'm right) is therefore permissible, but never recommended.
That said, there were students in my class that worked throughout law school. It can be done.
Be wary of relying too much on firm connections. It's definitly good to keep up with your employer and hope to return, but in my experience law firms really only care about grades (they'll tell you otherwise, but ask the job seekers). It's amazing how some of these firms won't give the time of day to their respected former employees because they aren't in the top x% of the class.
A lot depends on how you manage your time and how efficient you are. It would help you a lot if you happen to be a fast reader or if you have some time at work that you could use to study. I can't give you an hourly figure of how much work there is in law school - it's different for everyone.
I'm not really sure what types of activities the admissions office likes to see. It's probably a good idea to do something that sets you apart from people that just watch TV all day.
Thinking about others in my class - there are a lot of people that worked for a year or two before law school - sometimes at law firms, but often at jobs that had little or nothing to do with law. A lot of people had two majors in college and a lot of people did some sort of study abroad. I can't say I know much about people's extra-curricular or volunteer activies. It doesn't come up much in conversation.
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« on: December 06, 2003, 12:19:02 PM »
Well no one answered my question, but I found out that you can indeed pass the exam without taking a class. I read portions of the BarBri book and took three or four practice exams - did just fine.
I thought the test was rather difficult, but I guess I wasn't the only one who was unsure about a lot of the answers.
I guess only the local bar associations list the official passing scores, but there are a lot of sites that have tried to compile a list of all jurisdications. Here is one of those in case you're trying to figure out where you passed: