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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Part-time evening workload?
« on: May 18, 2011, 02:59:17 PM »
Hi,

Can anybody please give me an idea about the workload I could expect for the part-time evening JD program?

Class is 6-9pm, M-Th. Working full-time 8-5pm-ish.

How many hours of outside school work roughly, weekend hours (all and every weekend?!?) ??

Is it mostly reading and briefing; how many papers weekly and length ??

Rough hours are fine, thanks.

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: 37 and thinking about law school....
« on: May 07, 2011, 04:42:30 PM »
hi, I just wanted to add a later thought to this discussion.

I have now been reading a lot about law and law school and guess what? I love it!

I am now massively excited and keen to start in the Fall. Law, for me, is a fascinating topic, most particularly compared to IT. It is real-life situations about real cases (and hypo's), which, to me, is like being in the multitude of law shows currently on TV and I am not being flippant or media-excited.

For me, law is so interesting because it addresses plenty of issues I, as a older person (40), have personally experienced and battled with my whole life, e.g. property law - rental/purchase contracts; why did OJ get off?; why are some things admissable or not?; why can companies do such and such? why? why?

as they say - education is wasted on the young.

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Where should I go next fall? / Will online JD's ever be ABA approved?
« on: February 23, 2011, 08:33:46 PM »
... will they?
and
if you get an online Calif. JD, how is the process to change to practice law in FL?
thx

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Non-Traditional Students / Transferring between law schools
« on: February 16, 2011, 09:32:35 PM »
Hi, what is the process for transferring ?
What are the minimum and maximum amounts of time that must/can be spent at the original law school before one can transfer?
Is it considered acceptable to apply and enter one school with the intention to (asap) transfer to another school (preferred choice)?
Are most/all/some transfers accepted? What %age are and are not accepted?
thanks very much for all answers.

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Law School Applications / Re: Is a 1.0 - 2.0 GPA too low?
« on: September 27, 2010, 08:01:22 PM »
Actually my degree is from the UK and is a Pass, which I understand equates to a 1.0-2.0 gpa and I did graduate.

I had some problems and almost failed but they allowed me to scratch a Pass.

In the UK you get (in descending order) a 1st, 2:1, 2:2, 3rd, Pass.

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Law School Applications / Is a 1.0 - 2.0 GPA too low?
« on: September 27, 2010, 06:50:49 PM »
Hi,

I didn`t really go to university to study and subsequently didn`t do too well, in class anyway.

I`m now a mature person in their late 30`s and want to go law school. I am a reformed character, as such, and have worked for the last 12 years quite successfully. My LSAT scores are looking at being around 155.

Can I realistically hope to get an offer from a Tier 4 school? I am banking on work and life experience and have just started as a legal assistant at a law firm, that (and the $10 ph wage!) shows that I am serious.

Thank you

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Studying for the LSAT / Early scores, possible?
« on: September 27, 2010, 03:09:39 PM »
Hi,

In the older version of one of the lsat bibles I have it says that you can call up and pay $10 and get your results a week early, is this still the case?

Cheers

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: 37 and thinking about law school....
« on: September 25, 2010, 11:57:13 AM »
Thanks for the advice and I do herald it BUT not everyone has a passion for their work, that`s a fact, hell I worked in IT for years and I hated it but the money was good.
We are all different and I feel empowered by the fact that I like law and not that I have a passion for it (yet); I like the tempered feeling versus the manic love/hate.

That said, I start a job on Monday as a legal assistant ($10ph!), so that should definitely shed some light for me.

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Florida / Re: Where`s FIU?
« on: September 24, 2010, 07:10:01 PM »
Sorry, I meant where is it on this forum.

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Law School Applications / Re: Disclose non-conviction misdemeanor?
« on: September 24, 2010, 06:22:41 PM »
Thanks for the replies and as I thought, best to be upfront about it if asked.

And nothing like this will ever happen again, I will not jeopardize this opportunity I have.

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