Each school has their own regs about transferring from p/t to f/t, but yes, most allow you to transfer to f/t after a year without any problems.
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They are giving fee waivers, FYI. I emailed and asked about them and they sent me one via email.
Uh...could you tell us what you e-mailed them? I think it might look rude if I just e-mailed them and said, "Hey, can I have a free app?"
ZAP- Could you direct me to those job postings? I'm definitely interested in seeing those, since I've never seen salaries posted for ADR jobs.
ADR is my sole reason for going to law school, but I want to be a full-time professional neutral. It's not really something that you can go into right out of law school anyway though. The usual path is to specialize in a field that has a high utilization of ADR and act as an advocate, then if you haven't pissed off too many people on the other side, start taking on neutral work. A large percentage of neutrals also have another source of income, commonly as a college faculty member.
I think ADR can definitely be lucrative though. A friend of mine works for a BigLaw firm, mostly doing labor arbitration hearings. Entry salary out of law school...$143K. When I go to arbitration, we have to pay the arbitrator $1500/day not just for hearings, but also to study the case and write a decisison. They just tell you the number of days they worked on your case, and you just have to assume they're telling the truth! Even better...a lot of the cases settle right before the hearing starts and the arbitrator still gets his $1500.
I'm not sure what I mean, honestly.
I've heard great things about their alternative dispute resolution program. I don't know if that's what I'd want to go into though, since part of my objective is to make a lot of money coming out of law schools, and ADR lawyers don't make as much money from what I've seen.
I don't understand what you mean by ADR lawyers. Are you referring to advocates or neutrals? I have yet to see earnings stats on professional neutrals and advocates are usually categorized by the type of law they specialize in (family, employment, environmental, etc.).
Recommendations / Re: Prof. doesn't really want to write the LOR b/c they think law school is a joke« on: September 29, 2004, 04:02:03 AM »
So lawyers don't do anything substantive but philosophers do? WTF?