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Golden Gate / Re: Going to Golden Gate
« on: June 18, 2012, 03:41:09 PM »
I'm curious to see how much the total tuition cost is for their part time program, and how much of the total amount was dwindled down by grants/ discounts? I noticed on their website it's an 86 unit program at a tuition rate at around $1,380 per unit +/- but I have also heard some people say some students pay substantially less after its all said in done. I have no idea if that is accurate, so I'm wondering if anyone has any information . . .

Emergency Management sounds interesting--is that from your military background?  Sounds like you could probably make a lot of money doing corporate consulting with that type of experience!

I was initially exposed to Emergency Management in the military. After getting my degree, I was recruited by a healthcare organization and now I mange their various related Emergency Management, Environmental Safety, and Hazmat programs. Its a cool gig, but working around clinical folks all day is definitely is different experience from what I'm used too, lol.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: My 1L neighbor is driving me crazy
« on: June 18, 2012, 02:49:35 AM »
The Attorney I'm speaking of who graduated from GGU, was a retired Deputy Sheriff who also teaches criminal law at the local Police Academy. I took a class from him several years ago, and then later I discovered his fierce reputation in the courtroom. Again, I've never attended GGU, but if he is any indication of what they produce, then GGU can't be all that bad IMO.

There is always "one" no matter what forum you frequent . . .

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / What was your undergraduate major?
« on: June 16, 2012, 02:18:09 AM »
I'm curious to see what everyone majored in and got their undergraduate in? I'll start:

B.S. Emergency Management

General Off-Topic Board / Re: My 1L neighbor is driving me crazy
« on: June 15, 2012, 01:44:10 AM »
I'm actually surprised that people speak of GGU like it's a terrible school. I have never attended GGU, but the only two attorney's that I know of who graduated from GGU are some of the best attorney's in my area. One particular graduate, is the only attorney in the area who has filed three successful lawsuits against my employer and won every single case, lol. (The guy is known for being a shark in the courtroom)

Not to dog out the school, but I'm surprised to hear that there is a waiting list at all; considering their are not an accredited school and all . . .

Back on topic:

Any updates? Did Texas pass the rule or not?

Minority Topics / Combat Veteran Thread (Sound Off)
« on: June 13, 2012, 02:17:35 AM »
I have always had a huge affinity for veterans of the US Military. I have seven generations of military in my family, and the last three generations served in direct combat. I'm always interested in meeting fellow veterans so I figured I start a thread for the 1% on the population who can call themselves combat veterans. Please take the time to introduce yourself.

Branch: USAF Special Operations Command
Service Dates: 2001-2007
Campaigns: Operation Iraqi Freedom, Camp Warrior, 2004-2005.
Law School: Undecided


(1) How is that a dilemma?
(2) What?
(3) Please save yourself the trouble and don't go.

There is always one no matter where you go.

I appreciate the advise folks. I'll contact the various bar associations in the other states I'd consider moving to. I was cruising around the Cal Bar website which allowed me to see what type of law practiced, their location, and what law school they attended. When I looked up the Cal Bar school near my house, that is when I realized many of their graduates practice law in other states which I thought wasn't an option being that they're not ABA. End result, I'm looking at criminal prosecution and I would hopefully work for the district attorney's office. I work close with many assistant D.A.'s and I have always respected the hard work they do and the challenges inherent with working for the D.A.

My biggest fear is not so much the hard work and time commitment, as the restrictions associated with attending a Cal Bar school and the overall cost of attending. I'd hate to dedicate all that time and money just to realize that I'm tied to California for life.

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