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General Off-Topic Board / Re: ZOMG J!
« on: April 16, 2012, 03:34:42 PM »

Non-Traditional Students / Re: 37 yrs old and Stanford?
« on: April 16, 2012, 03:29:04 PM »
How worried are you about the cost? Is the tuition rate a factor if you end up having to pay it all out of pocket? If cost is an issue, I'd definitely broaden your scope when looking at potential options.

Non-Traditional Students / Re: Really old new mom
« on: April 16, 2012, 03:19:59 PM »
Wintertime, make sure you look into government assistance for adult education. Sorry if this is getting too personal, but are you single? Your ability to get government money for school is vastly different if you are a single mother.

Non-Traditional Students / Re: Birmingham School of Law
« on: April 16, 2012, 03:16:58 PM »
Curious to know, what has your current employer offered in the way of tuition assistance? Is there a contract that details your responsibility?

Make sure you don't sacrifice your time with your kids. This is always the one thing that people regret after looking back at a successful career. So if you do decide to take the plunge, make sure you are still prioritizing.

Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Maine
« on: April 04, 2012, 04:54:05 PM »
It's just like Maine to be biased in favor of Massachusetts. Maine should be more self-confident and less insecure about the popularity of its cooler neighbors.

Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Limited Licenses
« on: April 04, 2012, 04:51:56 PM »
True. Obviously there's some psychological reason for wanting to avoid the courtroom, which is fine. But being picky about other forms of work related to law probably won't help.

Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Regent Law
« on: April 04, 2012, 04:48:42 PM »
I've heard some good things about Regent Law from a former student, but they have a pretty strong religious side to them and appreciated the atmosphere. As far as the actual academic side of things, it seemed pretty comparable in course work.

I've actually heard of a friend of mine in high school that took this route. I haven't heard of the potential complications, but I'm sure the logistics would be a little more detailed than your original post implies. However, it is intriguing for anyone interested enough in being a little adventurous in their plan of study.

Non-Traditional Students / Re: Part-time programs/ commuters
« on: March 27, 2012, 04:54:03 PM »

My only advice would be to do all you can to protect your family time. If you find that being away that much is starting to take it's toll on your kids than don't be afraid to take a semester off in the process. If you can afford to go ahead and quit your job, then that would probably afford you more of an opportunity to work out the logistics. Good Luck to you!

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