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nls4life

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Re: Why I chose NSL
« Reply #40 on: October 04, 2004, 01:13:25 PM »
why are you so fascinated by the fact that our faculty has lots of full time attorneys and not "academics"? there are loads of full-time attorneys with injury ads in the yellow pages, that doesn't mean i want them teaching my classes.

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Re: Why I chose NSL
« Reply #41 on: October 04, 2004, 01:40:12 PM »
just noticed that you seem to be really hung up on that fact. you know practicing attorneys are a dime-a-dozen.

its like you have to convince yourself that going to a non-ABA school is ok. if having full-time attorneys teach classes  is the best method why aren't any of the top schools doing it?

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Re: Why I chose NSL
« Reply #42 on: October 04, 2004, 01:49:30 PM »
it makes me feel amused. especially since you clearly have no response. hope you've got more answers come exam time.

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Re: Why I chose NSL
« Reply #43 on: October 04, 2004, 01:53:25 PM »
for being too old to go to into law in the first place, you sure are a jackass. im really not surprised. given the quality of NSL students, you're about average.

time to forward more of your posts to NSL profs.

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Re: Why I chose NSL
« Reply #44 on: October 04, 2004, 01:59:46 PM »
here's hogan's autoreply to my latest forwarding
how does being wrong all the time feel?

***AUTO-REPLY***
Thank you for your e-mail message. I will be out of the office from May
27 until August 25 on maternity leave and will not be checking e-mail
or voicemail regularly. NSL students rest assured that your e-mails are
being forwarded to a personal account that is checked daily. Please call
my assistant, Rhonda Paterson, at 615-259-6172 and she can direct you to
the appropriate person during my absence.

Melissa J. Hogan, Esq.
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Re: Why I chose NSL
« Reply #45 on: October 04, 2004, 03:24:50 PM »
nls4life:

I am not sure what point you are trying to make? It seems like you are flailing all around.

Many full time judges and lawyers teach classes at regular law schools including the elite ones. They are called ADJUNCTS or LECTURERS. They are a great resource. This is the same kind of lawyer/judge arrangement that NSL has, and they are great too. It is just that regular law schools have extra resources/faculty, etc. that make the law school experience better. I don't think NSL is ideal. Hoever "it fills an important niche." That is a quote from a former elite law school dean. NSL is seen as a very good school in TN, and mainly Nashville, where most of us will be working.

Coregram wanted an honest opinion, and my purpose was to give it to him. Do I think NSL is ideal? No, in general, but yes for my situation. Is it as good an education as ABA accredited? I would say yes for the law itself, but no for the extras--the world view, the community, the think tank aspects, the law reviews, etc., that really round out the law school experience.

If I had my druthers, would I rather go t a regular law school or one that is ABA accredited? yes. But I can't, because I can't and don't want to give up my job. That limits my choice to one: NSL. And I am glad it is here for people like me.

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Re: Why I chose NSL
« Reply #46 on: October 04, 2004, 04:00:35 PM »
Lawgroupie,
  A good analysis, well said.  I agree that NSL is not ideal, but it does serve a certain community of students better than other schools can.
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Re: Why I chose NSL
« Reply #47 on: October 05, 2004, 11:13:24 AM »
what coregram said. Coregram, did you get an invitation to join the private listserv?
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Re: Why I chose NSL
« Reply #48 on: October 05, 2004, 08:43:03 PM »
Thanks Susan.  Yes I did and sent back.

Not to beat a dead horse on the full-time vs. adjunct faculty issue, but the ABA actually discourages schools from using many adjuncts.  In the way they calculate student teacher ratios, a full-time faculty employed by the school (who isn't suppose to practice, but can consult/write books, etc. on the side) counts as 1.0 faculty while an adjunct professor who actively practices only counts as .2 faculty.  Schools that use alot of adjuncts are penalized in the faculty/student ratios, which hurts both their accredidation and their USNWR ranking, even though using them could mean more people teaching and smaller classes for the students.

The ABA accredidation standards are quite interesting to read actually.  No wonder most law schools are so expensive.

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Re: Why I chose NSL
« Reply #49 on: October 05, 2004, 08:57:31 PM »
ABA has their agenda, which may or may not include encouraging good law schools.
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