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Didn't think of this until right now, but have you used up all of your post 9/11 GIBILL?
If not, then tuition isn't really a factor as much.

How many years out of school are you? you may want to go to a part time program if its been awhile. The transition back can be more than many are expecting for non k-jd.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Paralegal vs. Lawyer
« on: January 12, 2017, 04:21:06 PM »
Being new to this forum, I was interested to read this thread that was revived. I was a paralegal for 18 years in medium and large firms. I also taught paralegal courses as an adjunct instructor at two local colleges. When I first started out, I was asked in interviews how many words a minute I could type (not many) and did I know shorthand (no! anad some of you may not even know what shorthand is). Those firms needed a secretary and that wasn't me. I never thought of it as "just a job". I've been fortunate to work with great attorneys and learn fundatmentals from them.  Through my career (notice I didn't say "jobs"), I worked in a lot of different areas and gained experience in real estate, worker's compensation, personal injury, complex litigation, RICO actions, fraud cases and employment discrimination. I had all the stress that the attorneys had and put in plenty of overtime. I worked myself into a great niche and with the last firm I worked in, I prepared cases for mediation/arbitration and trial and put together the presenations that were used to present our case. I sat in ADR and trial and worked closely with the attorney and client. There were many times I was in the office or working when the attorney wasn't. So to say that a paralegal inevitably works less hours depends on the kind of work that s/he does. I worked with some who were strict 8:30 am to 5:00 pm and that was it. I was accepted to law school 10 years ago, but it wasn't the right time for me. (My brother was fighting cancer and in that period of time, I had my own severe health problems to deal with). Now is a good time for me and I'm headed to the Class of 2012. And you know what? All the years in my paralegal career have prepared me and will make me a better attorney. Because of the exposure I've gained, I know exactly what area of law I want to practice and what I don't, I know what to expect day-to-day, and I know how to treat a staff.

Just don't be the douchey ex-paralegal gunner for the first semester. Everyone hates that guy. ;)
The ex cops are the worst.........but yes the paralegals are annoying too.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Paralegal vs. Lawyer
« on: January 12, 2017, 04:20:28 PM »
FYI interesting study ranking paralegal assistants as being a better job than an attorney or a federal judge!

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Much is made of the fact that federal judges must make substantial financial sacrifices when they leave private law practice.

But the editors of a new best jobs list believe itís better to be a federal judge, and better still to be a paralegal assistant.

...

The list puts annual income at $109, 207 for lawyers, at $152,027 for federal judges and at $46,155 for paralegals.


And that's why they're editors of an unheard of internet job site and not anyone that matters. By their logic, being the fry guy at McDonald's in a state that has a high minimum wage is a pretty solid job.

I'll take the extra stress and the six figures, thanks.
Agreed. Let those who cant lead follow. BACK OF THE LINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Law School Admissions / Re: Paralegal vs. Lawyer
« on: January 12, 2017, 04:18:56 PM »
Ambition is everything but I think all of you who already worked as paralegals gathered a lot of experience so I wouldn't say all time has been lost. You will surely be better lawyers than your bosses :)
Not true actually, not even close. Not unless your GOAL is to be lifer document review/clerk (ew)

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Hey battle buddy. Sounds like you want to keep living in your current home. Apply to all but plan to go to the one closest.
Law School is more stress on the family as is then you likely are expecting (I know you are prior service, but not same type of stress-you'll see) Plus ANY commute time drains you and takes away from studies too.........you want FULL AND CONSTANT access to that law library as well.

Just map it, and go closest (no matter what)

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Work Product belongs to the Firm.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Paralegal vs. Lawyer
« on: January 06, 2017, 10:45:08 PM »
Here is how I would compare them

A lawyer is to a paralegal As a pimp is to a hoe.

spoken like a person with no practical experience whatsoever  :P
I agreed with you UNTIL I had real world experience........sad really........I am glad you are gone. You are stupid.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Military/WE Friendly Schools?
« on: December 20, 2016, 05:07:09 PM »
"that's not how the army works"

...vomit....I am MORE than aware of how MOS and MOS transfer works kid.............
Cool  ::)

If you were as aware as you think you are, then you wouldn't have said what you did, because what you said was pure nonsense with the "stuck doing a paralegal job."
The fact that you are too stupid to grasp reality doesn't make unicorns real you idiot.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT tips
« on: December 17, 2016, 03:05:36 PM »
Dumbass, Cin and Julie are one and the same troll.

and yet.......you responded to ME, was my point...............wow...... ...........

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT tips
« on: December 15, 2016, 09:06:19 PM »
You lose track of lots of things, Julie.
dumbass, you were talking to cin, holy f-ing *&^%............

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