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Incoming 1Ls / Re: La Verne, Whittier or Western State
« on: June 20, 2011, 05:42:51 PM »
I would avoid La Verne because they lost their ABA accreditation.  They won't be up for approval again until 2014 so I wouldn't risk it.  I'll be attending Western State part-time evening in the fall so I'm a bit partial to it.  I was also accepted to Whittier, but Western State has more alumni which would be more of a benefit when seeking employment.  Also, your scholarship is greater.  Just my 2 cents...hope that helps!

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Worth Going to Law School If...
« on: June 20, 2011, 05:38:49 PM »
I have to say I agree completely biggs!  I'll be going to law school part-time evenings in the fall to a tier 4, but I don't care because I'm older and just plan on a private practice.  I've been in the working world now for over 20 years and I know how important it is to network and bring as much experience to the table as possible.

I hear many people complain about the "world" not getting them a job and sadly, these same people will never ask, "what can I do better to get that job?"   As a director of a department, I've interviewed plenty of college grads who have maintained a 4.0 blah, blah, blah, but there was no work history, intership, or any other type of experience to let me know they can handle a job.  I don't care what type of job you've had, as long as I see that you can maintain one.   Sadly, I think parents are coddling their kids a bit too much.  It's okay to work part-time while you're in school.  I did and I still found time to get good grades and party.

The other problem I've found is people aren't willing to start at entry level.  If you have no work experience, you're not going to be making six figures a year on your first job - no matter what the profession - unless you graduate from Harvard Law School.   Just get in somewhere!  If you are like what you do and have a good attitude, you will advance.   

Western State College of Law / oL at Western State
« on: June 20, 2011, 12:33:22 PM »
Anyone starting Western State in the Fall?  OL here starting part-time evening.   :)

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