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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Online Law School for Wisconsin Bar
« on: August 15, 2011, 01:40:31 AM »
Isn't Wisconsin that state where all you have to do is graduate from one of its law schools and you are automatically licensed; no bar exam?

If you graduate from the Law School at the University of Wisconsin (Madison) you do not need to sit for a bar exam, you are automatically good to go.

To the OP,

I am not aware of any distance ed option that will give one an opportunity to become a member of the Bar in the state of Wisconsin.

Non-Traditional Students / Re: Military
« on: August 14, 2011, 09:03:06 PM »

Just because someone is retired from a given career (especially Military), does not mean that someone is interested in spending the rest of their lives playing shuffle board. Also, while receiving a retirement check from the military is nice, for most it does not provide for maintaining much of a lifestyle, for all practical purposes another career is almost required.

Recently I was working with a dual retiree (Police Detective, Military Officer - reservist) who was underway in a new career in Information Security.

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Aspen study desk?
« on: August 09, 2011, 04:15:01 PM »
I do not have any knowledge of the Aspen Studydesk, but if you wish to search for items on this forum, you can utilize google, by entering in your search term and then following them with:

Hence the whole string in the google search box may look like:

    Aspen Studydesk site:

I hope that this helps.

I do not think that going to Albany would give one much of an advantage in proximity to NYC/NJ.

If one wants to set up shop in upstate NY than that is a different matter. Of those that I know from NYC, it appears that a large divide mental/social exist between the NYC area and upstate (which Albany would qualify), where as Southern CT, is viewed more as commuter area for the city. 

While Quinnipiac would be a heck of a commute, it is closer both physically (roughly 60 miles) and in perception to NYC.

Happy Hunting,

General Board / Re: Need help choosing a major!
« on: July 16, 2011, 11:52:37 PM »
1) General consensus appears to be that GPA is far more important than major. Hence choose something that you find interesting, and are willing to work hard enough at to do well.
2) To early to tell.
3) Do those things that you are passionate about, do not let activities negatively impact your school performance. Once you have wrapped up school, focus very hard on doing well on the LSAT.

Happy Hunting,

Currently I am working on wrapping up a Masters degree. It has been very consuming of my time, although I suspect that it pails to most part time law programs in this measure.

I have found that being open with my boss and my team members has been key. I have not gone into much of any detail as to my goals related to the completion of my Masters degree, but I have been clear in informing them in advance of my school schedule (which in my case has involved a fair bit of travel), and pointing out well in advance dates that I expect to be especially pushed for time (e.g. leading up to exams and/or project due dates) so that excessive stress from school usually came with forewarning.

All told I have found acting professionally, treating my academic pursuits in much the same manner as I would any other project, planning carefully and reading in those that may be impacted well in advance has paid dividends. Generally speaking, my management, peers, and 'customers' have been very receptive over the last several years.

Happy Hunting,

Non-Traditional Students / Re: To go or not to go?
« on: July 16, 2011, 11:31:40 PM »
As with all questions in life the right answer is likely, it depends.

One can perform all forms of cost benefit analysis, but in the end, for most this will boil down to a personal question of are you willing to spend the money, give up the time, and put in the work.

If no, there is no reason to explain yourself as it is a big bill to pay. If yes, good luck to you, if nothing else, it will likely be one hell of a ride.

Happy Hunting,

Law School Applications / Re: Have I already shot myself in the foot?
« on: July 16, 2011, 11:11:57 PM »
You have a rough start, and it is not going to do you any favors. Yet, it is important to remember that you cannot change what has already happened.

The good news is that it is still possible to end up with a GPA over 3.6 (according to back of the envelope calculations). This will not be easy, but it is possible. Do what you can to make the opportunities ahead of you count. If you can pull this off, you can put yourself between the 25-75% marks on many top schools (outside HYS).

Happy Hunting,

Law School Applications / Re: Full Tuition and Stipend?
« on: July 06, 2011, 11:21:35 PM »

While I do not know about full scholly and stipend, I do not doubt that some schools would be willing to make some type of offer.

It looks like you would be a lock for a full tuition scholly at the Appalachian School of Law:

It should be noted that ASL seem to be firmly plated in the 4th tier.


My apologies for reading something into your comments that simply were not there.

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