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Law School Applications / Re: What do you want to do with your JD?
« on: April 18, 2004, 04:01:56 PM »
Clerkships don't hurt either, but they are hard to come by.

how about the decision between the very cold and far away #19 university of minnesota and the close to home and comfortable #56 american?  am agonizing over this.

i'd choose american because of its location.

Law School Applications / Re: What do you want to do with your JD?
« on: April 18, 2004, 03:39:17 PM »

It sounds like you have your plans worked out well, good luck with them.  As far as teaching goes, I'm realistic about the difficulty of getting a top job, but it's what I want.  Ideally, I'd teach at NYU or CLS, but those are just things to dream about when I haven't even started school yet. . .

Well, I think you're off to multiple good starts, zpops. One thing all of my favorite professors had in common was their dedication to students and willingness to offer advice and support. Not only do you already have a stellar background going into law school, you seem to have the same willingness to help, which I think will make you an asset in academia.

But that is just the opinion of a geek who can't wait to get back in school.

Law School Applications / Re: What do you want to do with your JD?
« on: April 18, 2004, 02:27:30 PM »

I know, legal librarianship is not a particularly lucrative field. However, I am truly interested in it, and would love to be in an academic setting the rest of my life. My plan is to go to school part-time in DC, have my current employer pay a portion of the bill, and hopefully accrue only $40K or less in debt. I'm in a situation right now where this seems possible, but it all can change as soon as school starts.

You want to teach, correct? Have you thought about where you want to teach before you replace Rehnquist?  ;)

Law School Applications / Re: What do you want to do with your JD?
« on: April 18, 2004, 01:54:01 PM »
I'm a geek -- I'd like to be a legal research librarian at a university (preferably UVA or another beautiful southern school). Or, I would like to be a congressional research librarian for the LOC.

Wait List / Re: Part-time in D.C.
« on: April 18, 2004, 12:08:33 PM »

You have great stats, so I am sure you will do well. Out of all the D.C. law school students I've talked with, American tends to get the highest praise. Plus, it's in D.C., and the opportunities seem pretty endless. I'm especially interested in public interest work, and there is much more of that in D.C. than in Charlottesville ...  ;)

Where should I go next fall? / Re: American U
« on: April 17, 2004, 06:58:01 PM »

Depending on what you want to do, Catholic has great clinical programs too (including one exclusively for PT students).  I think for the latest rankings they came in around 13 for best clinics in the nation. 

veritas -- Where did you find out about the part-time specific clinic at Catholic? I haven't seen any information on it.

Catholic does seem a little more "student-friendly" than the others at this point. Their admissions department is very cordial and they are consistent with sending follow-up correspondence to admitted students. It's nice to have that, after such a stressful application season.

Law School Applications / Re: Part-time programs in D.C.
« on: April 17, 2004, 06:53:24 PM »
Thanks for the encouragement. I'm excited about being in D.C. It's an amazing spot if you want to practice law.

Law School Applications / Part-time programs in D.C.
« on: April 17, 2004, 01:19:17 PM »
Has anyone else applied to the following part-time programs in D.C.? If so, when did you apply, when did you receive your decision, and what are your stats?

*  GWU
*  American
*  University of Maryland
*  Catholic University

I received an acceptance from Catholic, but haven't heard from anywhere else yet. I am hoping to attend American, since they have awesome clinical programs. My stats are 158 and 3.43 (from UVA) and I am currently an editor for LexisNexis. I contacted American and an admissions counselor said they recently completed my application and I should receive a decision in a few weeks. I think I'm in for some bad news since I didn't take the LSATs until February (delaying completion of my application), and it was right after my brother had heart surgery. Ugh, so much stress!

Wait List / Re: Part-time in D.C.
« on: April 17, 2004, 01:15:55 PM »
Sorry, wrong board. I'm moving this thread over to the general forum.

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