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Transferring / Re: Transfer from Cooley
« on: February 22, 2011, 01:05:36 PM »
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!

Pre-Law in high school / Re: How do I get from high school to law?
« on: February 22, 2011, 01:03:04 PM »
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.

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Whittier, La Verne and Thomas Jefferson
« on: February 22, 2011, 12:57:59 PM »
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.

« on: February 22, 2011, 10:19:06 AM »
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, 10:12:30 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?

Bar Exam / Re: Good/Bad Experiences with Barbri
« on: February 22, 2011, 12:58:46 AM »
interesting fact, Kaplan bought Barbri. It's the difference between shopping at Kmart or Sears now.

I am taking the bar next summer and have decided to take Kaplan... The bar is at the end of July and I am getting married at end of May, which means I have from June 4th -July 28 to study. My question is. If I choose to do the complete Kaplan program, does the program have a definite start and finish time? Can I start at beginning of June and still finish the program? If I go completely online can I watch lectures as many times as I want?
I have emailed Kaplan but have yet to recieve a response. Somebody who has done the Kaplan Complete Program online please fill me in
Chris Flowers

Bar Exam / Re: Good/Bad Experiences with Barbri
« on: February 22, 2011, 12:57:50 AM »
You mention others poor study skills. Isn't the bar a minimum standard test? I thought the curve had nothing to do with it.

I passed, but thought barbri was quite disappointing.  Poorly organized and written materials, they totally missed what would be on the actual bar (they said don't worry about y, study for x and didn't mention z at all - the bar was mostly y and z) and poor quality lectures that were more gimmicky than substantive. Thankfully, the standards for passing are pretty low and most other takers were equally badly prepared.

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Whittier, La Verne and Thomas Jefferson
« on: February 21, 2011, 11:44:59 PM »
And you are probably right, I just see a lot of people posting here  :'( ing about the #1 lawschool is so horrible is the price.
That's why I tossed it out there. Heck, I think the online ones are cheaper than that, and there are even a few you can even do through the mail!

They would save a lot of money, but paying for the ABA tag is generally a good investment. Many positions require you graduate from an ABA school. JAG is an example of that you simply cannot do it unless you go to an ABA school. I am going to throw out a B-Ball analogy for the hell of it. CBA schools are like the NBDL it is basketball league and if you excel it can work out. The ABA is the NBA and although anyone would rather play for the Lakers than the Clippers being on an NBA roster beats being on an NBDL roster. Whittier, La Verne etc would like being on the clippers not ideal, but hey your still in the NBA. Whittier is not Harvard, but you are still at an ABA school. I really think it is generally the better route. I do know succesful attorney from CBA schools and the mayor of L.A. went to a non-aba school People's law school I believe. Mayor of L.A. is a pretty position so it certainly can work out, but generally ABA is worth the extra money IMHO.

ok, but just don't judge the whole nation based on Ohio. ;)

Yes, I am in love with the country, and Ohio is getting more ghetto every day.

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Whittier, La Verne and Thomas Jefferson
« on: February 21, 2011, 09:15:53 PM »
True, but if they only plan to practice in CA, then they could save a bucket load of money and just go here

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