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Well this has gotten productive. (See Section 5 of the article)

This board is cool, because for the few people that come there is actual advice etc, unlike Top Law Schools where anonymous internet posters get in pi**sing contest with each other. 

The OP had a legit question and received solid advice, but someone this thread has devolved into that.

I am a little embarrassed at how much time I spend on this board personally, but it is enjoyable, however fighting anonymously with someone on the internet that you will never meet or know, or possibly win the argument doesn't make a ton of sense.

Keep it classy LSD.

That is a little harsh and I am sure everyone doesn't hate OP.

He was just asking for advice on a random law school board and I thought his question was well articulated, but it lacked the relevant facts.

I imagine OP is going through the typical stress that every 1L goes through and probably doesn't need to be insulted.

To the OP again I don't know you or your situation, but it really comes down to what the issue is.

If you don't like law school, there is nothing wrong with that it is not for everyone. However, if your only a few weeks in you really can't know whether you like it or not.

I think as both Loki and I suggested finish 1L.

If you just can't stand the thought of writing another case-brief and hate that judges can write opinions in plain English, or arguing etc then law school is not for you. No shame in that, it certainly is not for everybody and there are about 10,000 other career options out there.  Conversely, if you get through 1L and really love the law, but can't stand a lot of your classmates, the location, whatever it may transferring is an option.

However, you had some interest in becoming a lawyer, because you were admitted into a law school. It is a lot of time and energy to do that and if you didn't have some basic interest in the law you wouldn't have done it. However, like everything else in the world being a lawyer, law student is not glamorous or awesome all the time. In fact, there are many times it just plain sucks, but there are great times as well, which is the same with every other profession.

Although, I continue to ask if someone knows of some job that is really easy to get, high paying, and never gets in the way of things I would like to do, but when I want a bit of a challenge it is available, and everyone will think I am awesome at cocktail parties for doing it and so on.  Please for the love of God tell me! That would really make my day to day life a lot better, but  as far as I know a job like that doesn't exist. However, I cannot reiterate enough if it does, please please please tell me!

News Discussion / Re: POTUS
« on: October 29, 2015, 04:43:43 PM »
Politics!  8)

That is an awesome response Loki.

It does appear that politicians lie or manipulate the truth, which includes Hilary Clinton. I was completely shocked to learn of this as I thought politicians were well known for always making the absolute right decision and never bending the truth to keep power. I was disappointed that American political system was the first ever where power-hungry people that sought elected office bent rules and maybe even lied to both stay in power and increase their power. I am not aware of any other civilization in history where this kind of things happened or any other current country, with a similar political climate.

What will be disclosed next? Cops don't always make the right decision? Doctors make mistakes? Banks cheat people out of money? I hope none of that is true, otherwise my sense of the real world beign absolutely perfect will be forever shattered.  :'(

Loki is right on point.

First year of law school is not a pleasant experience for most. I also know plenty of people that transferred, but have never heard of someone droppoing out and reapplying. Not that it hasn't been done, but I just don't know.

If you want to reapply to some other school then I suggest contacting the admissions office at that school and explaining your situation. The admissions offices at the schools will know more about the specific policies regarding admissions, than anyone on this board.

With that being said what is it about the school you hate?

If there is some major personal issue, i.e. your long-term girlfriend/boyfriend broke up with you and you want to get out of town. Fine, that is a personal issue. If your having family drama that neeeds to be addressed . Fine, that is a personal issue.  However, if you just don't like the school what makes you think some other school will be any better?

1L pretty much sucks anywhere. 1L students are super into the law school bubble all convinced they will be in the top 10% and that grades mean everything, etc. Once grades come out and 90% of people aren't in the top 10% people tend to chill out and realize it is just grades and that they need to focus on passing the bar and getting a job.

1L makes people act crazy and it is extremely stressful at any school anywhere. Loki and myself went to different law schools and I am sure he did not love 1L and neither did I. You can go ask any lawyer out there and say hey was 1L the best time of your life? You will get a pretty common response, No.

Again, the main question is what is it that you HATE about your current situation. If it is a personal issue that has nothing to do with law school, then maybe dropping out is a solution, but first year sucks whether you are at Cooley or Harvard and you are literally taking the same classes and reading the same textbooks. Cooley has Torts, Property, Civil Procedure 1L and so does Harvard.

Again, I don't know your situation is, but my two cents knowing nothing about you or even why you hate the school is to finish 1L.  If you still hate it transfer or give up on law school all together, but you can't have been in school more than 8 weeks. 

If this was a real story, which I highly doubt posting it on law school discussion makes about as much sense as me bursting into the SF Police Station and saying Loki did not completely agree with me on Law School Discussion a anonymous internet site that allows people to talk about law school.

The cops would say that is to bad, but we can't help you.

That is all we can say to the OP if this story is true it is really shi**y, but what purpose does posting this story on this website do, other than harm Georgetown?

Taking the story as true I don't see what Georgetown did wrong. An alumni was allegedly a creep and Georgetown later rejected your application. However, your numbers did not make you a shoe in for admission to begin with and Georgetown is not exactly handing out seats. There is no actual correlation showing the rejection was related to the interaction with the alumni.

In fact I find it highly unlikely this alumni has much if any say regarding admission decisions, and I doubt anything in the story happened. However, I know most law schools are not simply waiting for their alumni to weigh in on an applicant. An alumni's opinion might matter in the slightest, but it is not going to make or break your application.

As Loki says this is the definition of defamation.

Yea if this is true I don't know if an online law school board is the best place to post allegations of this nature.

News Discussion / Re: POTUS
« on: October 27, 2015, 07:19:09 PM »
Chewbacca for President 2016!

General Board / Re: Would This Be A Helpful Website?
« on: October 27, 2015, 05:25:01 PM »
It might be of some interest, but the only problem I see is why would employers, students, etc provide that information.

First it seems confidential I don't know if a lot of people like listing their salary; their school rank; or what firms they are applying to and if they were rejected.

More important than the confidentiality issue, because plenty of people share all kinds of info over the internet is the time it would take to fill out all this information. Applying to jobs is a tedious task to being with and uploading additional information into a separate website seems like work with no benefit.

Other than those issues it would interesting information to know and don't let I or anyone else stop you form doing anything, but those are two issues I foresee.

News Discussion / Re: POTUS
« on: October 26, 2015, 03:20:07 PM »
Chemerinksy for President!

Distance Education Law Schools / Re: NOVUS LAW SCHOOL?
« on: October 26, 2015, 12:20:28 PM »
Precisely legalpractiioner it was a bi surprising that Touro admitted they were fooled by it in their Complaint. If this were the 1960's maybe the fine print could have been an excuse, but Touro could have easily spent the five minutes to look the school up before granting admission. People make mistakes, but instead of finding a workable solution they went after NOVUS, when they should have simply tried to find a way to let the student qualify for the bar.

NOVUS is an unregulated and unlicensed school in the Marshall Islands I honestly don't know if the ABA or anyone can really go after them, unless they start claiming they are licensed etc. I think the ABA has faith that State Bars and Law Schools are capable of googling NOVUS to know what it is.

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