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Law School Admissions / Re: Does volunteer work matter a lot?
« on: July 23, 2010, 12:02:20 AM »
I agree with C, its called volunteer for a reason(not mandatory) Lots of people do it and god bless'em for it.
But yeah, you shouldn't sweat it. The internship will probally look just as good on the resume.

Law School Admissions / Re: Does volunteer work matter a lot?
« on: July 22, 2010, 10:11:42 PM »
It dosnt hurt and might get you some good LOR's but overall no, gpa and lsat matter much more.

So being a lawyer is less experience at being a lawyer than sitting behind a desk and listening to someone that used to be a lawyer talk?

Could be. However, I still think it's probably best to gain knowledge in a classroom setting with great access to legal research and get work experience during the summer or a lighter semester. The apprenticeship option could work if the lawyer was willing to spend enough hours teaching. I don't believe learning everything on the job is usually the best scenario for someone desiring to be a lawyer nor do I believe that most lawyers would have the time or energy to teach another person from scratch how to be a great lawyer all by himself or herself.

Your welcome, and to answer the other question yes there are Canadians and Europeans in the classes on the same schedules.

No, I am not. I just would like to know are they on the same 2-year J.D. Program as me. Wonder whether the courses plan would be the same. Anyway, thanks for your suggestion. It gives me some clues.

Another factor to focus on, is do you want to be fulltime or partime?

Some people do good with it all at once and others need to take it slower. No shame in either. Be honest with yourself though. If you got less than a 160 on  your lsat you probally want to start part time if you want to stay in the top half of the class.

Not the ones that I personally know of no. (although many are, I just don't know them as well)
Why do you ask? Are you in a hurry to get back to your home nation? Are you on a timed visa that is only for 2 years?
Otherwise that shouldn't matter.

Is your friend also an international student?

The 2 year is pretty intense from what people in it have told me. You don't get any summers off and go a full 15 credits all the way.
I'd do the 3 year plan if I were you. Better chance of a higher GPA and higher class standing.

So then according to you the people who do the online law school while working at a law office, or who do the 4 year apprenticship option, are better equipped to be attorneys due to more social and real life experience?

Who cares if you can pass the bar or not...part of law school is developing the social abilities neccesary to be a good lawyer.

pretty sure is an opinion, beyond that would be a fact.

short of actually doing a full on cross country survey, all anyone (including you) can do is give guesses and their own opinions based on the facts they have available to them. I gave other layman in semi-simular situations, you just gave "I dont think they would".

Actually, I don't believe I expressed an opinion one way or the other.  And short of doing some kind of survey, I don't think people should say they're "pretty sure" of what laymen think in general.


 Author Topic: Best Law Schools according to lay perception

lay person, layperson
n pl lay persons, laypersons, lay people, laypeople
1. a person who is not a member of the clergy
2. a person who does not have specialized or professional knowledge of a subject a lay person's guide to conveyancing

Then the OP was wrong in a what a layperson was.

My answer is based on the OP's question. The OP asked for the opinion of the regular college educated person who has not attended LS, not the opinion of people in general.

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