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« on: August 13, 2005, 12:32:57 PM »
I'm also sensing that Test Masters is really not the way to go. I am aware that TestMasters offers a great prep course, but all of their courses that prepare for the Oct. 1 LSAT have already begun. The only TestMasters course that I can take is the weekend course (2 days), which I am planning to do. PowerScore courses have also already begun. What about Kaplan or Princeton Review?
« on: August 13, 2005, 12:18:12 PM »
Why do you recommend against Kaplan? My other option would be Princeton Review, but the scheduling is not convenient.
« on: August 13, 2005, 11:59:00 AM »
Can anyone give any insight on these two LSAT prep courses? One is TestMasters (or otherwise known as TestMasters180) and the other is Test Masters. While TestMasters180 is the more widely recognized of the two, on par with the prep course colossals Princeton Review, Kaplan, and PowerScore, Test Masters also guarantees a 10 point increase. Has anyone taken this course before or know anything about it?
Test Masters: www.testmasters.com
« on: August 13, 2005, 11:43:25 AM »
Is spring admissions easier, harder, or about the same as fall admissions? And does this mean that, in the event a student beginning in the spring considers transferring after the first year, the only schools he or she will be able to transfer into are those offering spring transfers?
Below is a list of law schools that accept spring admissions for first year law students:
Thomas M. Cooley
WhittierDoes anyone know of any other schools that accept spring admissions for first year students?
« on: August 13, 2005, 11:31:47 AM »
[Source: American Bar Association]At its meeting on August 4-5, 2005, the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar determined to place Whittier Law School, located in Costa Mesa, California, on probation for a period of two years, effective August 9, 2005.[Source: Whittier Law School]American Bar Association Accreditation Status
On August 9, the American Bar Association placed Whittier Law School's accreditation on a probationary status for a period of up to 2 years. The ABA cited the school's first-time bar passage rates as the reason for its decision. While on probation, the law school remains an ABA accredited law school. Under the ABA's rules, all students who enter and/or graduate during this period are considered to have graduated from an ABA accredited law school. During the probationary period, the ABA will be overseeing our efforts to come into compliance with its standards regarding bar passage.
Whittier Law School feels that this decision is unwarranted and unnecessary and has so responded to the ABA. First-time bar passage rates at WLS have gone up 10.5 points between July 2003 and 2004, and 9 points between February 2004 and 2005. Over the years, the ABA has lauded our academic program and current course initiatives and we believe that we are in compliance with the ABA's rules. We intend to continue our aggressive effort to demonstrate our compliance with ABA regulations.
I'm not sure about the past history of ABA Probation, but currently, this is the only law school that is currently on probation by the ABA. It's a huge embarrassment to the school as well as its students, but especially for those ILs who have already committed and are beginning their orientation this week. Announced less than 2 weeks before the official start of classes, I can only imagine what a tremendous 11-th hour blow to their spirits this must be. Should Whittier Law School, a 4th tier law school, now be avoided by prospective law students in the midst of this embarrassment?