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Current Law Students / Re: Anon LS Dean here taking questions...
« on: January 19, 2006, 08:55:41 PM »
Why are 1L grades released weeks after the 2L and 3L grades?

at my school (3.05 curve) that would put you just below top 10%

Current Law Students / Re: too much worrying?
« on: January 13, 2006, 01:27:23 PM »
It's not the extreme, its the norm. It's a pretty messed up system that these schools charge 20-30k tuition and then drop a large portion of their classes through forced curves.

T4 schools
34% attrition

Tier 3 is slightly better however;
13.7% (tuition is almost 37,000!!!, estimated cost of living is another 18)

Current Law Students / Re: too much worrying?
« on: January 13, 2006, 12:28:56 PM »
Its not really an issue at any top 100 school. At tier 3/4 it is a hell of an issue due to forced curves.
24% attrition first eyar, 22% attrition second year according to ABA
340 students not returning for second year
20% attrition

Current Law Students / Re: What to Do with a 1.71 GPA at a <T4
« on: January 11, 2006, 03:58:25 PM »
I know its very difficult thing to do but you need to drop out and get that refund. The amount of debt you have now is manageable with a 30-40k a year job and there is absolutely no guarantee of what grades you will have next semester. The risk is just way too high to take on more loans.

Current Law Students / Re: Ranking
« on: January 10, 2006, 05:15:12 PM »
My school is on a 3.0 and 3.25 is the cutoff for top 1/3

This might not be such a bad thing. California Western is a pretty damn expensive school if you are taking out loans and your job prospects are pretty dim coming from there. You might want to reconsider if law is the profession for you. I doubt it gets much more exciting than it was in law school. If you just want to surf and hang out on the beach there are plenty of other jobs in San Diego.

Current Law Students / Re: Grades????
« on: December 24, 2005, 11:06:07 PM »
That's so crappy. What if you got all C's and decide to drop out? Well, too late you've already paid for Spring semester and you're a month into it. Not that I think that will happen, but still.

1L grades are delayed so that you can not drop out and get a full tuition reimbursment for the second semester. 2L/3L grades come out several weeks earlier, some schools even have 2L/3L grades available before new years.

Current Law Students / Re: practicing law abroad...possible??
« on: October 09, 2005, 11:19:03 AM »
It is totally possible if you go to Harvard, Yale or Stanford. Some of the top firms have branch offices overseas, you should try to do your 1L summer over there and see how you like it before you make any real commitment though.

Pursuing an LLM / Re: Univ San Francisco versus Hastings
« on: August 17, 2005, 06:23:08 PM »
You should jump at this oppertunity. Hastings is not only much higher ranked but its also cheaper and located in the same city. Look at the vault survey of USF students if you need any more convincing. Remember that firms have different GPA cutoffs for different schools so you will have a much better shot with a higher ranked school.

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