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« on: July 06, 2012, 02:37:53 PM »
I agree that the situation is not fair. But occasionally exceptions are made at top programs, you may want to look at the law school numbers page (http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com
). Keep in mind that all the info on that page is self reported.
But if you are interested in IP law, or some other element that would build upon your existing experience, you may well be in decent shape even if you go down a few positions in ranking. I know that George Washington prides itself on IP (it happens to sit near the Patent Office).
« on: July 05, 2012, 08:09:40 PM »
This would be up to each states Bar. Although I have not looked specifically for this, I have read through the admission requirements foe a few states and have not noticed any time restriction.
Although I suspect that waiting for 10+ years would not make it any easier to pass the Bar exam.
Insert obvious disclaimer that anyone considering taking a 1-2 decade break after law school should take a look at the requirements for any state they may want to join the Bar.
« on: July 05, 2012, 01:10:57 PM »
The term non-trad is fairly loosely defined.
Being a (little) older than some of your potential peers would qualify you by many people's standard. Other elements looked for by some users of the term include having pursued career level employment, having family responsibilities, having served in the military, intending to take class on an alternate schedule (e.g. PT night program).
Short answer, yes, but not as non-traditional as many non-trads.
« on: June 24, 2012, 08:31:28 PM »
My undergrad was Computer Networking, since then I have added a Masters in Information Technology.
« on: May 08, 2012, 04:46:02 PM »
I would assume that the OP is referring to UDC, given what forum the comment is posted in.
Unfortunately, I do not have much insight to the UDC admission process, so I do not have much in line for an actual answer.
« on: February 02, 2012, 12:24:13 AM »
I am not now nor have I been a student at UDC.
But I have lived and worked in the DC area for the last 15 years. Yes, cost of living is quite high compared to many parts of the country, and that is something that anyone considering going to UDC should consider. As for if the school is "worth it", I guess it would depend mostly on the student.
On the down side, there are no shortage of Law Schools in the greater DC area (Georgtown, GW, GMU, American, Howard, CU) arguably each of these other schools have bigger more reconizable names, and as a graduate you need to be aware that you may find yourself fighting to get out of the shadow of these other schools.
On the bright side, this school, even for those who are paying full freight, non-resident tuition, is the most affordable law program in the region. The campus is accessiable bia a reasonably good transit system (the Metro), which increases the flexiablity in gaining access to various city resources (and for those with an interest in the law, you can do far worse than DC for a city to emerse yourself into the study of law).
Good luck with whatever path you should choose.
« on: September 12, 2011, 12:15:46 PM »
Im not going to Cooley.
I want to go to an NY school...
but I am willing to make an exception if I can't get into any.
Put the best number on the board that you can for your LSAT and apply broadly. It is a bit of a crapshoot. If your number does not come up then consider casting a wider net. I suspect that the end result will not be as bad as you fear.
« on: September 11, 2011, 08:17:48 PM »
Most schools place more weight on the LSAT than GPA, so if you do well on the LSAT you will likely have some options, but most people report that splitters are less predictable than those who rank in a similar matter on both measures.
Having some time between you and your bad marks, plus a few accomplishments, such as quality work experience may also help move things in your favor. But it is important to remember that you will be attempting to dig yourself out or a hole, so you need to be flexible, as it is hard to predict who will be willing to give you a shot.
« on: September 09, 2011, 08:40:33 PM »
While nothing is guaranteed I suspect that you would have a reasonable shot at the University of the District of Columbia Law School (Clarke) or the Appalachian School of Law.
Of the two I think Clarke is more interesting primarily due to its location and its low tuition cost even for those who are not residents of the District (its out of District tuition is less than in-state at George Mason).
« on: September 06, 2011, 09:13:58 PM »
As you have likely already read, splitters are somewhat less predictable than their more evenly matched peers. But I suspect with the numbers you mention you will likely be able to gain admission at some very respectable schools.
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