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 on: Today at 06:54:46 PM 
Started by mychan24 - Last post by jonlevy
If you are already working in the legal field, I'd just ignore Concord and move on to another DL Law School.

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 on: Today at 06:54:43 PM 
Started by Legal Chic - Last post by Legal Chic
Hours spent with your head in the books deciphering legal jargon and conducting legal research??? Oh yes, the days of legal studies; something all too familiar. Now what? All of your hard work was driven by the expectation of finding a fruitful position in the legal world. That, however, can be a daunting task. 

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 on: Today at 06:53:37 PM 
Started by Legal Chic - Last post by Legal Chic
Hours spent with your head in the books deciphering legal jargon and conducting legal research??? Oh yes, the days of legal studies; something all too familiar. Now what? All of your hard work was driven by the expectation of finding a fruitful position in the legal world. That, however, can be a daunting task. 

What legal candidates are not taught is how to market themselves in this modern legal world.  Whether a student graduates at the top of their class or the bottom twenty percent, a legal candidate is not going to successfully land a dream legal position without capturing the attention of a future employer and showcasing their assets. While your school transcripts are considered for most positions, prospective employers consider multiple other things (resume, cover letter, digital footprint and interview) in evaluating a candidate. In most cases, YOUR SCHOOL RECORD IS ONLY ONE PIECE TO THE PUZZLE! Therefore, your overall professional package must be impressive.

Legal-Chic, there to optimize legal candidates' career development, with a modern twist.
Legal Chic will change the way you think about your legal career search. We want to give you a contemporary twist, a new & elegant perspective, a brash modern outlook on your career path and how you get there. Legal Chic has set out to redefine the legal career services field.
We have been there, walked your path, and understand what matters most. YOU matter. You are more than just your grades - your whole package, who you are, is what sells. We want to help you put your best foot forward and highlight why employees need you. Every person is unique and our approach is also unique. We mold what we do to you and who you are.

We know what works. With over 15 years of experience in the legal community, we have seen the "Do's & Don't's" and can help you put your best foot forward. We have been on both ends of the interview process that allows us to offer a unique perspective. Let us help you show employers you mean business and are an asset they need.


 We can offer a fresh approach, tailored to who you are, not a cookie-cutter one size fits all template.
 
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 on: Today at 03:06:05 PM 
Started by mychan24 - Last post by mychan24
I appreciate everyone's posts. I am currently obtaining my paralegal certificate at CSULA. I'll be done by the end of this summer. I am also working as an entry level at a law firm and my boss said "It doesn't matter where you graduate, just as long as you pass the Bar exam."

On Concord's admission test,  I did very well on portion A which was about contracts but when it came to portion B which is somewhat similar to the LSAT, I didn't do so well. The lady kept on persuading me to do their EJD.

I am looking into northwestern.

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 on: Today at 02:38:33 PM 
Started by lrt8000 - Last post by lrt8000
I also wonder what percentage of minority students get scholarships at Washington and Lee compared to asians and whites.

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 on: Today at 02:36:26 PM 
Started by lrt8000 - Last post by lrt8000
I also wonder what percentage of minority students get scholarships at Washington and Lee compared with whites and asians.

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 on: Today at 12:45:31 PM 
Started by newbie123 - Last post by Maintain FL 350
So here is the question: What do I need to do in order to get into West Virginia Law?

No one on this board (or any other board) can definitively answer that question. However, here's something to consider: according to WVU, their median GPA/LSAT is 3.36/154.

Although law schools love to fill the pages of their promotional materials with stuff about "looking at the whole applicant", the vast majority of law school admission decisions will be based almost exclusively on numeric qualifications.

Soft factors such as holding a graduate degree or volunteering at a soup kitchen are fine, but won't really make too much difference. If it's a choice between the applicant with multiple soft factors and a low GPA/LSAT versus the applicant with ZERO soft factors and high GPA/LSAT . . . , well you get the picture.

So what does that mean for you?

It means that for the purposes of law school admission your GPA is very low. Thus, the best way to mitigate that low GPA is with a very high LSAT score. Simply meeting the average 154ish range is probably not enough.

Take a look at the admission grids in The Official Guide to U.S. Law Schools. They are very helpful, and will give you a good idea as to your chances. It looks like only a couple of people were admitted to WVU with GPAs in the 2.0-2.24 range, and they had LSATs in the 160+ range.

My advice would be:

1) crack down on the LSAT prep. Take a course if possible, and truly dedicate yourself to getting the highest score possible.

2) Broaden your horizons. You may not get into WVU. Would you be willing to attend another school?

3) Don't take this as snarky criticism (I'm not one of these posters who gets a kick out of trashing people's dreams) but you should think about whether or not law school is the right choice.

The reason that law schools want solid GPAs is because law school is VERY challenging. Seriously, it makes undergrad look like kindergarten and you will be expected to compete with lots of very smart, motivated students.

If you had a tough time achieving a passing GPA in undergrad, law school may not be the best option. Success in law school will require a major change in your motivation, study habits, and personal discipline. Unless you get that straightened out law school will be a waste of time and money. 

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 on: Yesterday at 10:29:45 PM 
Started by newbie123 - Last post by newbie123
Hello and I apologize in advance for being another "can I get in IF" poster. I looked on a lot of different sites to find a similar situation to mine but can't seem to find one. I will keep this as brief as possible.

I never went to class during my undergrad because I was off getting "the college experience." I earned, if you can call it that, a B.S. in Human Resource Management with a lousy 2.06 GPA. A couple of years later I am here regretting it in the worst way as I now want to follow in my father's footsteps and become an attorney. I am not, however, trying to do it on his level (hence the subject of this thread). He was 3.98 for undergrad, 4.0 mba, 174 lsat, and 3.9 law school.

So here is the question: What do I need to do in order to get into West Virginia Law?

I work in admissions now at a college and they have offered to pay 100% for me to get my MBA through them but trust me, its not a well respected MBA program. For weeks I have been reading about people with similar GPAs to mine asking how to get into a top tier school and everyone has said, knock the GMAT out of the park, get a 4.0 in your MBA, score at least a 170 on the LSAT, have your letters of recommendation be from Barack and Michelle, rub your tummy 3 times, and submit your application on the 2nd Tuesday in the month after never. As I state before, however, I want to go to WVU not Harvard so what does my course of action need to include?

Thank you all for your help. I know this question is asked a lot on so many different levels.


Edit: The part where I said "not trying to do it on his same level" does not mean I do not want to work as hard as my Dad did. It just means I am not looking for admissions to top tier schools like he did (Yale) because I realize that my UGPA already eliminated me from those.


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 on: Yesterday at 09:17:30 PM 
Started by lrt8000 - Last post by lrt8000
African-American students at Washington and Lee law are protesting the continuing racism at Washington and Lee law. Here are their demands

"1. We demand that the University fully recognize Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus.

2. We demand that the University stop allowing neo-confederates to march on campus with confederate flags on Lee-Jackson Day.

3. We demand that the University immediately remove all confederate flags from its property and premises, including those flags located within Lee Chapel.

4. We demand that the University issue an official apology for the University’s participation in chattel slavery, including a denunciation of General Robert E. Lee’s participation in slavery.

If the school does not act by SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 we WILL engage in civil disobedience." [http://abovethelaw.com/2014/04/wherein-black-people-have-to-go-to-school-with-confederates/#more-312824]

It is astonishing that an educational institution would still be honoring the confederacy and the confederate flag 150 years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Why would any African-American want to go to Washington and Lee? Why would any right thinking person want to go to Washington and Lee?

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 on: Yesterday at 09:10:50 PM 
Started by lrt8000 - Last post by lrt8000
African-American students at Washington and Lee law are protesting the continuing racism at Washington and Lee law. Here are their demands

"1. We demand that the University fully recognize Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus.

2. We demand that the University stop allowing neo-confederates to march on campus with confederate flags on Lee-Jackson Day.

3. We demand that the University immediately remove all confederate flags from its property and premises, including those flags located within Lee Chapel.

4. We demand that the University issue an official apology for the University’s participation in chattel slavery, including a denunciation of General Robert E. Lee’s participation in slavery.

If the school does not act by SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 we WILL engage in civil disobedience." [http://abovethelaw.com/2014/04/wherein-black-people-have-to-go-to-school-with-confederates/#more-312824]

It is astonishing that an educational institution would still be honoring the confederacy and the confederate flag 150 years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Why would any African-American want to go to Washington and Lee? Why would any right thinking person want to go to Washington and Lee?

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