« on: February 20, 2009, 10:07:47 AM »
I read somewhere that no school that was provisionally accredited didn't gain full accreditation at some point.
Doesn't mean they kept it though.
Doesn't mean they kept it though.
Hi all, what manual(s) would you recommend for a 0L to read to begin learning legal writing skills before the fall semester? Thanks in advanceDon't waste your time.
Let's not be rude to the n00b.
OP: a grading curve works like this. In any given class, the professor will be able to give out a strict number of As, Bs, and Cs. At my school, about 15% earn As, 70% earn Bs, and a few earn Cs.
Alabama wants you to keep a 3.0, which means that you will need at least a B average. However, law school curves are often much (much) lower than undergraduate curves. The professor could be required to keep the median grade at a B-, in which case it would be hard to keep your scholarship. You should inquire. Furthermore, I don't think that you should matriculate at a lower-ranked law school like Bama unless you want to be a lawyer. You could end up unemployed after graduation.
Uh, I definitely wouldn't stop by someone's office EVERY MONTH. That sounds more like stalking than networking. Honestly, I think even calling every month is pushing it, unless you truly have something really good to talk about (doubtful). Keep in mind these people have lives.
If you are at a T14, the top 1/3 at a T25, or the top 10% at any T1, you can ignore networking. Otherwise, Wally is completely wrong (and that would probably include the majority of law students).
I don't fit into any of the categories I listed above. I have a job for this summer. 'Nuff said.
Some of the advice on here is crap, so don't listen to it.
My wife only got a Master's in accounting and she is eligible to sit for the CPA; in fact, she is preparing for it right now. There's also a strong demand for attorneys who have accounting backgrounds. She works for one of the Big Four accounting firms, and she has often told me that the attorneys there don't advance as quickly because they don't understand rudimentary accounting issues. At the same time, attorneys have many skills that the average accountant doesn't have, so if you combine the two, I think you'll definitely have the potential to be in high demand; and after working a few years, you'll have a lot of opportunities for advancement.
i'm not talking out my ass, i'm a cpa (well, i was - i let my license lapse) and i worked at big 4 firm for over 4 years. in most states, a master's in accountancy is needed to sit for the exam because most undergrad programs are only for 120-130 hours. the requirement in most places now is 150 hours, so to be able to sit for the exam you have to take a year of courses in accounting, a master's in accountancy. it's not an mba; nearly all of the classes are accounting classes. also, in most states, to actually get the cpa license, you have to spend 2 years in public accounting, or 5 years working under a cpa. so op could take the req. courses, take and pass the exam, but still not be considered a licensed cpa. i went to law school to get off that train, so i'm a bit biased when i hear people wanting to be a cpa. i don't encourage anyone to study accounting personally. but the jd/cpa skill set isn't really the same imo. it's more letters after your name, like i said it would be good for tax law or estate planning. but like someone said, i wouldn't get the jd first and then get the cpa because the cpa would be more time intensive if you didn't already have the acctg requirements. YMMV.
Better job opportunties.
Before you go get drunk, and not to threadjack or be bossy, but can you answer my PM?
And for the record, law IS a business.
Well, for the record nice grades there buddy, I'm impressed! I'll type up a list of books tomtrow