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Law School Admissions / Re: DO NOT GO TO LAW SCHOOL!!!
« on: February 23, 2011, 08:08:26 AM »
Even T4 Grads with a 2.05 graduating GPA start out at around $50K, PLUS the Govt has it as income based payback now(if you F'up and make less than $20K the payment is ZERO each month, PLUS after 25 years it's AUTOMATICLY expunged debt!)

So, if you'd prefer to cry and see clothes at the mall, go for it. Just STFU on the way out,  :-X :'(

Law school is not worth the 100K+ debt you will incur and the 30K job prospects you will have later.

Current Law Students / Re: poor lawyers
« on: February 22, 2011, 06:31:38 PM »

How come I've never met a poor lawyer .. they all seem to be rich .. yet some people here say that many lawyers dont really make much money ??

Bar Exam Preparation / Re: Good/Bad Experiences with Barbri
« on: February 22, 2011, 06:29:17 PM »
you think that the bar examiners would make a wrong question correct just because people marked it that way? ???

I had a good experience with Barbri, but I used another course to supplement.  Bar exams are not curved, but if 75% take Barbri and respond to a certain question in a certain way, it is unlikely that the examiners are going to ignore the response.  In the bar exam, I would rather be with the pack than right.

Transferring / Re: Transfer from Cooley
« on: February 22, 2011, 12:01:14 PM »
Check with the school, but some give extra status to what they call "legacies" and if your parents BOTH went there, you'd be thatX2.
It might help a lot actually. Worth looking into.

hahaha.. thank you for the advice!! Both of my parents are alumni from Ole Miss, so hopefully that will help.  I noticed on LSN that they only had 3 people transfer in though.. that doesn't make me feel all warm and fuzzy!

Law School Admissions / Re: How do I get from high school to law?
« on: February 22, 2011, 11:59:14 AM »
If you want a backup degree do what he said. If you want to get a scholarship in lawschool, then don't.

Take easy as hell classes to get as close to a 4.0 as possible. Lawschool won't care what your major was, nor will it increase your ability to take an exam once in it.

Assuming this is a serious question, the answer is that you can't.  Go to college, graduate with the best possible GPA you can (3.8 or better), practice like hell for the LSAT and blow the test away (165 or better), then apply to the best law school you can get into.

hey everyone im 17 and a senior in high school i was wonder what is the first steps that i have to do to become a lawyer straight out of high school so i can get my career started

The only thing I would add is that you should go to the best college possible, and take real courses that interest and actually challenge you rather than a fluff major with easy classes.  If you like science, a science degree is actually the best pre-law degree because it will allow you to take the patent bar in addition to the regular bar exam.

Transferring / Re: Transfer from Cooley
« on: February 22, 2011, 10:05:36 AM »
Pepperdine is pretty prestigeous. (still apply though)

Your best bet is the MuddyRiver state school though.
Speak some Cajun and poke a dead gator with a stick, you'll be ok.  8)

Thank you very much for the replies!  I am actually looking to transfer to Ole Miss, or Pepperdine law.  I know that those are two very different schools as far as rank and location are concerned, but those are the two places that I actually want to practice. (I have family close to both)  I'm just a little nervous because of all the Cooley bashing that I have noticed.  I realize that Cooley is not the premier law school in the nation, but I was hoping that I could attend there for my first year with a scholarship, and then transfer to my school of choice.  Also, I completely understand that going to law school with the intent of transfer is not a smart move!!  My only problem is that my undergrad GPA was a little bit low, and I didn't get into either school on my first attempt.  Do you guys think it might be possible?  Are either of these schools transfer friendly?  Thank you for all of your help and advice!

Law School Admissions / Re: How do I get from high school to law?
« on: February 22, 2011, 10:03:04 AM »
Heck, posted in 2002 you could BE a lawyer by now! :)

If any current teens want the answer, here it is.

You can get your Highschool equivelent at like 14, then accelerated BA by around 16, then 2year plan lawschool be a lawyer by 18.
There you go.

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Im 15 years old and a freshman in high school. Im planning on being a lawyer.  I have no clue on what classes i should be taking and exactly how good of grades i have to have in order to get into law a A-b student. if you could help in anyway that would be great.
                       thank you so much
also any info you could tell me to get started in law would be greatl.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Whittier, La Verne and Thomas Jefferson
« on: February 22, 2011, 09:57:59 AM »
Expect the prices to change pretty soon. The govt now controls student loans and for decades has done rent control and other price regulations that they claim jurisdiction in. I doubt they want to keep giving insane loans to schools. Expect Obama to make a law soon regulating a  max price of tuition for any school accepting govt grants or student aid. The commerce clause is a wonderful thing.

I think they are all only in California though, but I might be wrong. California is a unique state and has so many freaking people that room for lawyers exists and if you can pass the bar here you are doing alright. I believe it is the hardest one of all 50 states and if you can pass it by going to school through the mail then you are a pretty capable person. I believe the pass rate for a lot of CBA/online schools is extremely low though.

The cost is ridiculous, but that is higher education. You have to go to college and often grad school just to have a shot at a job. When you are 18 and 23 years old there is not much you can do so the schools in every field take advantage and just jack up prices. There is nothing you can do about it either. My school could jack up tuition 10k tomorrow and there is little I could do about it.

Who cares? Get some bimbo blonde with an MBA and a paralegal certificate to do it for you.
Everyone who can suck air passes LSR and the rest is her job.

Exactly, countryman, some people have an obsession with copying/pasting stuff, sometimes they will do it for the hell of it!

Transferring / Re: Transfer from Cooley
« on: February 22, 2011, 07:12:30 AM »
Depends on where you want to transfer. Could the best worker at Mcdonalds transfer to Burger king? Sure thing.
Does it make any difference? No.

There are numerous examples of people transferring into the T1/2 from T3/4.

Where are you looking location/rank wise?

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