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« on: June 22, 2011, 11:16:29 PM »
What law school(s) are you looking into applying to?
For me selecting potential schools will be based on career/family issues. At the moment I am living and working in Northern Virginia, as such I would likely blanket the part-time programs in the DC area: Georgetown (major reach), George Washington (very expensive), George Mason (more affordable with in-state tuition), American (very expensive), Catholic (very expensive), and UDC (very low ranked, but even out of city tuition is less than in-state at Mason).
The internal argument that I have is the role a JD would play in my expected career path, and what it would be worth in price. I suspect that if I managed to somehow get Georgetown to let me in the door (unlikely, I know) I think that I would be willing to pay the hefty sticker price. Sticker at GW, American, or Catholic I am not so sure about (and to make matters worse, it appears these programs are not very generous with PT students). The more affordable schools Mason & UDC do not look to be overly punishing from a financial stand point, although I am bothered by the five nights a week that 1Ls need to attend as PT students at Mason.
Actually if one of the local programs offered something like the weekend PT program that Hamline has, I would be interested, but it currently does not exist and I am not holding my breath for it to happen in the near future. I have actually considered applying to Hamline and flying up each weekend. Of course, this is insane, but I have bee traveling up to Cambridge off and on for weekly courses for my Masters degree program at the Harvard Extension School.
For work and family reasons I my consider moving to Connecticut, should this happen my options would likely change to UConn and Quinnipiac.
Sorry for the long winded answer to a simple question.
« on: May 31, 2011, 08:13:21 PM »
I heard that it actually not only lowers your test scores, but damages your brain to the point that you will then try to make money spamming internet discussion boards.
« on: May 30, 2011, 09:00:34 PM »
Hard to say, but after law school, if you wish to become a member of the bar, you will need to go through the character & fitness review. This will likely involve a through review of your background, at this point they will likely be aware of what schools you have enrolled in. It may well be a very uncomfortable moment if there is a discrepancy with what was stated with what one put onto their law school applications.
Also keep in mind that there are several data points which are cross checked by schools, so it within the realm of possibility that a lack of information may be detected. Even if it is a small chance, it is not worth the downside risk.
« on: May 30, 2011, 02:41:29 PM »
Yes, you need to list it.
The LSAC instructions (IIRC) state that they want every school that you have enrolled at. They want to ensure that you have met your financial obligations to every school you have dealt with.
I do not think anyone will care that you withdrew (regardless of reason), although if you did not withdrawal and the courses went from incomplete to failed, then it may make a dent in your GPA. If you did withdrawal, then I do not think you have much to worry about.
« on: May 30, 2011, 02:38:25 PM »
First welcome to the forum.
Second, pick a thread and post to it, please do not cut and paste your story to multiple threads.
OK, a 140 is not great, but it is not without hope. Now that you have take a diagnostic, you need to see what you score break down by section is, determine if one area is weaker then others. or are the scores even across the sections. Find study material for the sections that you struggled with most (feel free to ask, I am sure people will be willing to recommend their favorites). With the aid of study material, go back and look at the questions that you got wrong, find out what the right answer was learn why it is the eight answer and why the answer that you selected is not the correct answer.
« on: May 29, 2011, 08:33:40 PM »
From the Michigan Law school page for transfer students.
"In general, transfer applicants must present one full year of academic credit and may expect a maximum of one year of transfer credit to be accepted toward the Michigan degree. At least two years of credit must be earned in residence at the University of Michigan."http://www.law.umich.edu/prospectivestudents/admissions/Pages/TransferStudents.aspx
It seems that you would need to spend two years as a student there if you hope to earn a degree.
While Chicago states things differently, it seems that any transfer that they accept will only be granted one years worth of credit.http://www.law.uchicago.edu/prospectives/transfer
« on: May 29, 2011, 03:53:57 PM »
Can it be done? I do not know.
I can tell you what you already know, it is not common. I suspect that if either of the schools would even consider you as a late transfer, be prepared for a minimum number of residency credits that may be greater than the number of courses that you would otherwise need to graduate.
Given the limited number of school you are considering, I would suggested contacting the administration offices directly.
« on: May 28, 2011, 04:36:13 PM »
Keep in mind that the clock stops for you LSAC GPA as soon as you earn a bachelors degree.
So if you have taken another course at a junior college and received a grade before graduation then you are on the books with a grade, otherwise I suspect that you are going to be considered without a grade. Even if this is the case, I would not worry much, first off, most schools seem to weigh the LSAT more heavily than the GPA anyway, secondly, foreign students are considered as having no GPA according to the LSAC, and many such students enter into US law schools all over the spectrum, so being without a GPA will not confuse an admission committee, they will simply move on to other indicators in your application.
« on: May 15, 2011, 01:08:29 AM »
On the bright side, the pages for this forum are indexed by Google. Hence if you are looking for something from this forum, go to google and in the search box, enter your search term followed by the instruction to search this site, for example, say that you want to look for items referring to George Mason, you would enter:
"George Mason" site:http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org
Another example, look for comments about UDC:
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