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 on: September 10, 2015, 05:11:22 PM 
Started by calvinexpress - Last post by i VIII 🐍 π
Well then that is a factor too. If the one she would commute to HAS a weekend one, do it. If not, don't

I think she was in Florida. Cooley has one there. And lets face it, ANY ABA is better than non ABA. And if commute if the bane of her life, the commute needed for the out of state hybrid would kill her too. I'd say do that, or do nothing.

 on: September 10, 2015, 04:32:05 PM 
Started by calvinexpress - Last post by Maintain FL 350
I don't think many law schools offer weekend programs, at least not where I live. My part time program was M-TH, usually 6-9, sometimes 6-10:30. That was pretty standard for all the part time programs I looked at. I don't remember seeing any weekend offerings. 

 on: September 10, 2015, 04:22:57 PM 
Started by calvinexpress - Last post by Citylaw
Most people do not have 8 hour commutes, truck drivers do so yes you are correct I overstated and some people can, but I don't know if most do an 8 hour commute.

I have never done an eight hour commute for any legal work. Once in a blue moon I have to go from San Francisco to Federal Court in Sacramento, which is a 1.5-2 hours one way and a 4 hour round trip. Those days are miserable and I have done other work on those, days but I am operating at low levels.  I could technically get to NYC in 8 hours with the time difference from Cali if I left right now, but I would be drained and so would anyone else.

Maybe when you do an 8 hour commute you can say it isn't so bad, but I am not sure if your a law student or lawyer. However, if either your law school or office said at least 4 or 5 times a month and probably you will need to make an eight hour round-trip you might be a little upset. You might even change jobs or transfer schools.

 on: September 10, 2015, 04:17:45 PM 
Started by i VIII 🐍 π - Last post by Citylaw
She got the ball rolling, found the clients, found the issue, then handed it off to a lawyer.

Part of real practice is finding clients etc.

You can answer multiple choice questions in your law office all day and have an encyclopedic knowledge of every local, state, and federal statute and applicable caselaw. If you don't have any clients then it will not be used.

She did the legwork and the lawyers did the legalwork.

For most lawyers the legwork is the hard part.

I love going to court, arguing motions, etc.

I hate talking to clients, determining what they are or are not telling me, making sure payments come on time, blah blah that part sucks.

Erin did that and got the ball rolling. So she did something.

 on: September 10, 2015, 04:08:23 PM 
Started by calvinexpress - Last post by i VIII 🐍 π
The fact is you don't know how many days it will be and 4 hours one way is 8 hours total. That is ridiculous nobody can do that.

OP can try to get licensed through an online school maybe even through the hybrid program.

It is not an easy road.

OP should contact the state bar they are in and see what alternatives they offer. Maybe if you are in South Dakota a state so desperate for lawyers they are paying them to come there the South Dakota Bar might let you sit for the exam if you pass the California FYLSE . Crazier things have happened.

OP acknowledges it is a hard road, but an eight hour commute in a day is not sustainable even in a week.

It is unfortunate that certain areas of the country are not adequately represented.

Alaska does not even have a law school, South Dakota and North Dakota have one, Montana has one, Idaho has one, so on and so on. For people living in non-metropolitan areas that want to obtain a legal education are at a severe disadvantage.

I route for anyone like OP to challenge the system and find ways around it. Whether they succeed or not that is another story, but you can certainly try.
No one can do that? MOST do that in the weekend programs. MOST.

 on: September 10, 2015, 04:07:06 PM 
Started by i VIII 🐍 π - Last post by i VIII 🐍 π
She didn't DO anything though. The lawyers did. She just took credit. I (and most) cant recall the lawyers names. I don't doubt its on google, but no one googles it. Still, it reminds me of the CNA who pretends to be a Surgeon.

 on: September 10, 2015, 04:05:05 PM 
Started by cinnamon synonym - Last post by i VIII 🐍 π
You can't "lose" a state to the other party in the primary FYI.
And as you can see, she is not getting any closer to prison.

 on: September 10, 2015, 03:45:57 PM 
Started by cinnamon synonym - Last post by cinnamon synonym
So amazing, here's a kernel to chew on: Clinton is surely going to lose new Hampshire and today sanders is beating her in Iowa.

Not sure the nomination has gone to any candidate who hasn't won at least one of those two states...

The overly partisan FBI  still investigating her as well.

I dont know if having super delegates support you is end all be all.  I'll go with the law rather than popular opinion everytime. It makes ME money. :)

 on: September 10, 2015, 03:25:08 PM 
Started by i VIII 🐍 π - Last post by Citylaw
Erin Brokovich protected people and did not exploit her child on national television so a bit of difference. Personally, now I like her story and pushing the envelope is what lawyers are supposed to do, but not enough do.  Instead, it is up to people like Erin Brokovich, Gidieon (see gidieon v. wainwright), and countless others that have to fight for themselves, because lawyers are to scared to make a profit than to fight for what is right.  Once the wheels get going then a lawyer will come in, but in short now I am glad that she pushed the envelope I respect anyone who doesn't just sit around and moan about it being unfair.

 on: September 10, 2015, 02:07:15 PM 
Started by calvinexpress - Last post by Citylaw
Or maybe OP will whoop both of our asses in court.

Plenty of people do well from various law schools, plenty do terribly from great law schools, so on and so on. A non-aba school is not ideal.

You also don't know what the class schedule is or what days they have to be there.

Essentially, you don't know anything about her life.

What if you got offered a job in South Dakota for $250,000? Would you take it?  I would not, but perhaps you would, maybe OP would. It is a chance that many people would jump at, others would not even consider, etc.

Basically everyone wants different things and has different priorities.

You cannot possibly know what is best for OP and she couldn't call you an idiot for not taking the $250,000 job in South Dakota. 

Everyone considering any law school needs to consider what is best for them, because each person's story is unique.

Is an ABA school better than a non-aba school? Yes.
Is Harvard a better ABA school than University of San Francisco? Yes.
Should someone uproot their whole life to attend an ABA school or Harvard instead of a non-aba school or less elite ABA school the right decision? It depends. (For some absolutely, others absolutely not, and others have a cost/benefit analysis.

Is making $250,000 better than making $125,000? Yes
Should someone uproot their entire life to double their salary? For some absolutely, for others absolutely not, and others a detailed cost/benefit analysis most ensue.

You don't know OP and she doesn't know you. She is aware that her current school is not ABA approved, she would obviously love it to be, but sometimes you have to compromise in fact most times you do.

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