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GPasqua

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Part Time
« on: March 28, 2004, 04:00:00 PM »
 I have several choices for Part Time programs, I live in NYC.  How "lighter" is the load in comparison to a FT program?  I work Full time, so I am just curious if anyone had any generalizations or specifics about PT programs...
Thank you for your time...

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Re: Part Time
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2004, 06:05:33 PM »
The load is proportionate to the number of classes.   For example 3 classes will be about 3/5 of a full time load.  You will not have any free time. 



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Re: Part Time
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2004, 08:36:46 PM »
I am NYC part-timer as well. You can see my data on http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com (user ID - "KL"). I am just curious about your choices. For now mine is Hofstra (eve), but I am still waiting for the others.

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Re: Part Time
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2004, 09:43:48 PM »
I am NYC part-timer as well. You can see my data on http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com (user ID - "KL"). I am just curious about your choices. For now mine is Hofstra (eve), but I am still waiting for the others.

Thanks,

Well Ken I am shooting for Fall 2005.  I just started researching and gathering as much info as possible on PT schools, the work load (I realize it will be very hard work), admissions etc.  I am going to apply to all NYC area schools that offer PT.  Fordham, St.Johns, Pace, Brooklyn, NYLaw - and Hofstra ( I wasn't aware of a PT program their).
Do you know how intense the PT programs are?  Again I realize it will be a great sacrafice but I am curious to know if most of the work can be done alone, not in a library (perhaps during work?)?  My full time job frequently allows me 3-4 hours of spare time a day so I am hoping most of the work can be "away" from libraries or academic facilities.  Any info you have would be greatly appreciated...

Thanks and Good Luck...

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Re: Part Time
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2004, 09:25:33 AM »
would any of you know about part time programs in the chicago area? i think the only one i know of so far is depaul and i like them. but i want to be able to compare it to another school in that chicago/northern indiana region. any thoughts or help would be greatly appreciated! ;)

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Re: Part Time
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2004, 09:32:40 AM »
John Marshall has an evening program in Chicago.  I think one or two others in that area of the midwest have evening programs..  I have a list of 75 evening program links on http://www.lawschoolafterdark.com

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Re: Part Time
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2004, 10:43:14 PM »
Hi, Greg,

Hofstra has day and eve PT. On eve you have two options for the 1L week:

1) Contracts, Torts, Civ Pro
   3 days, Mon - Wed, 6PM-10PM
2) All above + Property
   4 days, Mon - Thu, 6PM-10PM

Speaking of library, theoretically you can reach everything on-line. But on early stage some "physical" research probably required.
If you have more than a year ahead, I would suggest reading for future classes using "Planet Law School II" book method.

I hope this will help you.