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Thoughts on UC Irvine School of Law?

Amel

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Thoughts on UC Irvine School of Law?
« on: December 31, 2009, 03:12:00 PM »
The school is not accredited by the ABA but according to Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, the school will fervently seek its ABA accreditation "ASAP". One attractive factor, is that the school offers a generous financial/scholarship package. Any advice?

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Amel 

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Re: Thoughts on UC Irvine School of Law?
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2009, 03:23:13 PM »
The school is not accredited by the ABA but according to Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, the school will fervently seek its ABA accreditation "ASAP". One attractive factor, is that the school offers a generous financial/scholarship package. Any advice?

Thanks,

Amel

Popular opinion seems to be that the school will ultimately be ranked somewhere near where Davis and Hastings are ranked. It is clearly a far superior school to other unaccredited schools. There is some risk to attending such a school, of course, but I expect your JD would be looked at similarly to Davis/Hastings.

No idea on the job prospects, since they haven't had OCI yet (I don't think).

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Re: Thoughts on UC Irvine School of Law?
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2010, 12:16:40 AM »
Thanks.