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Law School Admissions / Re: Two-year JDs for foreign-trained lawyers
« on: April 19, 2008, 01:02:39 PM »
Oh, and Boston University.

Law School Admissions / Two-year JDs for foreign-trained lawyers
« on: April 19, 2008, 01:00:00 PM »
Which American law schools offer two-year JDs for foreign-trained lawyers? 

Last I knew, Northwestern, Kansas, Rutgers and Miami all had formal two-year JD programs for foreign-trained lawyers.  Are there other such formal programs being offered right now?


Is this for schools that put it out there on their own (like Penn) or schools that seem to be keeping it on the D/L?  I ask because if it's the case that this or that school doesn't want everyone knowing they are willing to do this, I'd rather not put it out there incase too many people start asking and then maybe they become more stringent with it in the future or something.

But for the first case:


Does Northwestern offer such aid to all people?  If I choose to attend one of their admitted students' days, I have to fly from a very remote location.  Getting to Chicago is going to cost me a pretty penny.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Anyone know anything about JAG?
« on: February 12, 2006, 10:11:00 AM »

The Coast Guard has good information, but their legal department is a bit different from the other departments.

Being a JAG is a great job; however, if you're in the Army/Navy, whatever, you really CAN die on the job... although it's not at all likely.

I want to be a Coast Guard lawyer, and I'm very excited about it.

Keep in mind that your starting salary would hover around $50,000 and max out probably around $110-120,000 if you stick with it.  You also get immediate experience whereas you probably wouldn't in private practice with firms.  Call a recruiter or something.  The more I learn about Coast Guard, the more I want to do it.

Man, that Coast Guard program DOES look very sweet.  And with a few exceptions, the places where you'll end up working are top shelf.

Does anyone know what the workload and the quality of work on offer is like?  If this program offers a better lifestyle than private practice, it just might merit very serious consideration.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Where to live in DC
« on: February 09, 2006, 10:24:08 AM »
Thank you very much!


Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Where to live in DC
« on: February 09, 2006, 09:19:32 AM »
So, is there anywhere in Virginia, close to D.C., that has great schools, low crime and a buzzing nightlife for we younger, childless types that will have kids in the future?  It would be nice to have nightlife and good schools in the same area.

This trifecta would be even better if on a Metro line.

Thoughts, anyone?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: RE: Working overseas
« on: January 31, 2006, 01:35:28 PM »
While this Greedy Associates reply deals with Canadian called lawyers requalifying in Australia, I would imagine that many American qualifed lawyers would have to jump through these same hoops:

Also, look at this reply on a different thread:

And this one:

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: University of Denver
« on: January 02, 2006, 11:23:43 PM »
Denver is fun.  I spent a few days there last February and was surprised by just how nice a city it is.  Generally nice people, too.

Sorry, but I don't know anything about the University of Denver.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Northwestern Wait list
« on: July 14, 2005, 04:46:50 PM »
Now that it has been shortened to the summer wait list...wondering how many folks are planning on holding on until the end (after orientation), who has been accepted recently, and who has withdrawn for more stable pastures.

I am willing to go the distance, I think.

Best of luck,


Recently, I was told that I made the shortened summer waitlist at Northwestern.  How many of you that were once on this list have actually been admitted for this autumn?  I'm just trying to get a feel for what's going in at Northwestern....

Kind regards,

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