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« 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.
« on: August 27, 2011, 01:10:58 PM »
I imagine that many states that require judicial foreclosures (e.g. New York) will soon be changing their laws to allow the court system to be bypassed, which will help speed up the large amount of foreclosures that are pending (If I recall correctly at the current rate for the courts clearing foreclosures there are over a decade of foreclosures in the pipeline). Once the courts are no longer required to be part of the process, the demand for lawyers will drop considerably.
« on: August 24, 2011, 12:39:47 PM »
I agree that the Fed PD would be a great internship for you, if that's the direction that you want to go in. However, if you are wanting to go into the prosecution side of thing, this can potentially work against you. Furthermore, if this is the case, you would be better off finding a internship with the DA, since this would be more applicable to your desired field, and you would get a lot more valuable real world experience.
Given that the OP was dated Sept of 2009, I suspect that this ship has sailed.
As a general statement I doubt that interning on the defense side of the isle would cause any real harm to the career plans for someone anticipating working on prosecution, and may actually provide some useful insight for further down the road.
« on: August 21, 2011, 10:01:08 PM »
Just because idiots exist within the field of law, does not mean this is the level that one should aspire to.
« on: August 20, 2011, 06:14:57 PM »
A quality response from someone hoping to be an attorney.
« on: August 17, 2011, 11:30:55 PM »
The GI Bill does not apply 1) retroactively and 2) to professional schools.
While you are correct that the GI Bill would not pay retroactively. If, on the other hand, you go into the service and do your time, you can then use your GI Bill towards graduate programs to include Law or Business.
« on: August 15, 2011, 11:35:02 PM »
And something like that would make sense, but there's a big difference between an extra community college certification and a JD. Time,cost,etc. I see lots of retired people get jobs as walmart greeters, or excops go work at TSA, but JD seems like a huge investment for a 2nd career is all.
Many/most Military retires are likely expecting to work 20+ years. Why would a sane person put themselves in a position to spend those years working crud jobs, especially for those who have access to educational benefits that could cover most of the cost of a law degree?
« on: August 15, 2011, 11:30:04 PM »
I was not aware that WI didn't have a bar exam, that's surprising.
Wisconsin does have a bar exam, those students that earn their JD at the University of Wisconsin and do not need to take the exam, students who went to law school elsewhere do have to take the bar exam.
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