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Affirmative Action / Re: Why Affirmative Action is Justified
« on: July 18, 2010, 01:36:11 PM »
Once again, don't you think that should depend on the parent? Yes, rich parents kids can't get a full govt ride, and can probally afford it just fine. Poor parents kids can get more govt aid, but if it boils down to loans are you telling me that if your parents were lower middle class(lets say $30K a year annual income) you'd be cool with letting them go into hundreds of thousands of debt when you could take the loans under your name(even if they had to cosign, you'd be the main one on it)? Shouldn't the kids not want to prevent their parents from being able to retire due to their actions?

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Affirmative Action / Re: Why Affirmative Action is Justified
« on: July 18, 2010, 01:01:09 PM »
It probally matters what community you grow up in, to decide your view on that.
I agree with you that if your parents are millioniares and don't feel the strain, then go for it.
What bugs me I guess, is to see parents take out "parent plus loans" to take care of it for their kids. To me, if someone would do that to their parents, it just screams about how little they respect them. I have friends who had to have parents cosign, and I understand that from a credit requirment perspective, but to have the parent take the bucket load of the debt, just screams selfishness.



The majority of people actually don't live with their parents into their mid 20's, and don't rely on them for all of their bills.

I read back through a few of the pages (not all) but what is with the attacks on SOP? They are young so therefor they are coddled, and it is bad that they live with their parents, or that their parents assist them at a young age. I mean honestly- big, Cooley- are you actually attempting to use that as argument? Your parents did not do the same for you? This kid is making all the right choices. Do you honestly believe that type of intellect is common place? You do understand the level of effort they must have put forth to distinguish themselves. As adults and non-traditional students we tend to complain about young adults, but here you have one making all the right decisions and where is the support? I think people forget what they were like at a certain age...

SOP- I did not score a 160 my first attempt, and I am not sure I will take it again. That said,  I'll be an excellent lawyer. I know if I take it again I can bridge the 4 point gap. Good luck on your test and let us know what you score. BTW- when are you taking it?

I have no idea what the percentage is, but the people that are not, may not be attending college from the time they are 18. To go through law school starting college at 18 would have you graduating at 25. If you are doing well in school I see absolutely nothing wrong with your parents assisting you. I actually think it is fine, especially if you are making the right choices.

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Affirmative Action / Re: Why Affirmative Action is Justified
« on: July 18, 2010, 12:17:10 PM »
The majority of people actually don't live with their parents into their mid 20's, and don't rely on them for all of their bills.

I read back through a few of the pages (not all) but what is with the attacks on SOP? They are young so therefor they are coddled, and it is bad that they live with their parents, or that their parents assist them at a young age. I mean honestly- big, Cooley- are you actually attempting to use that as argument? Your parents did not do the same for you? This kid is making all the right choices. Do you honestly believe that type of intellect is common place? You do understand the level of effort they must have put forth to distinguish themselves. As adults and non-traditional students we tend to complain about young adults, but here you have one making all the right decisions and where is the support? I think people forget what they were like at a certain age...

SOP- I did not score a 160 my first attempt, and I am not sure I will take it again. That said,  I'll be an excellent lawyer. I know if I take it again I can bridge the 4 point gap. Good luck on your test and let us know what you score. BTW- when are you taking it?

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: worst case scenario
« on: July 18, 2010, 12:13:39 PM »
I'm still in good standing, but thinking WCS, just to be safe.
Have you tried the online ones?
How far did you get in 1988?

The California Bar will evaluate your transcripts for, I think, $100.00.  If you get through 2L, I think you would be exempt from taking the FYLSX.  Then, when you sign up with an online law school and get your JD, you can take the California Bar exam.  You would also register with the California Bar as a distance learning law student.  If you leave the brick and mortar law school, some law schools will only let you even apply if you haven't flunked out.  In Florida, at least, if your credits are too low to be transferable, you will not even be eligible to apply to the law schools here.  That's what I found out.  In spite of the fact that I left law school in 1-9-8-8!!!

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Appalachian / ALS Question
« on: July 17, 2010, 08:44:44 PM »
Since they dont have a GPA for 1L, could in theory ANY GPA transfer in, even if just barely above a 2.0?

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Distance Education Law Schools / worst case scenario
« on: July 17, 2010, 02:00:50 PM »
Worst Case scenario, I fall into academic probation or worse academic dismissal.
If so, do any of the online law schools still accept transfers with credit for credits earned?
I heard that once you get above 1L at an ABA school, that you are exempt from the fybx(even if not still in good standing) so, if I made it half way through 2L would that work?

Any info from people with knowledge on how online law schools work would be greatly appreciated. Its my last ditch plan(that I hope not to have to use) but am tossing it out there for info just in case.

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Transferring / T4 and better
« on: July 17, 2010, 01:52:10 PM »
I am at a school that has all closed book exams and a huge attrition rate. I dont even care if its just to another T4, but I am curious if there are any schools that are open book tests and preferably lower attrition rates that accept transfers who are in good academic standing but the lower half of the class. Anyone know of any that would? I feel that I would be better academicly if at a school that did so, or mabey even one of the P/NP's.
Any feeback at all would be appreciated. Thankyou.

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