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Thinking about withdrawing during first semester of 1L, Can I get in elsewherE?

My last post was largely about transferring, on reread I see you want to dropout and then reapply.
Did you try BEFORE going to that school? Imagine that uphill battle PLUS explaining WHY you DROPPED OUT.
Seems doable but stupid to me. I feel a huge case of the "I am going to get bad grades but it is THEIR fault because THEY are stupid (not me never me)......."
Maybe you should just quit and stay quit kid.

Yeah, but no. 1) I'm part-time; 2) I have a B average so far, and the material is not hardly the problem. That being said, with respect, your assumption that this is about possible poor grades is wholly incorrect. I just genuinely hate it here.

My last post was largely about transferring, on reread I see you want to dropout and then reapply.
Did you try BEFORE going to that school? Imagine that uphill battle PLUS explaining WHY you DROPPED OUT.
Seems doable but stupid to me. I feel a huge case of the "I am going to get bad grades but it is THEIR fault because THEY are stupid (not me never me)......."
Maybe you should just quit and stay quit kid.

Yeah, but no. 1) I'm part-time; 2) I have a B average so far, and the material is not hardly the problem. That being said, with respect, your assumption that this is about possible poor grades is wholly incorrect. I just genuinely hate it here.
do..........do you THINK have a B Average is "good"?????
and NO YOU DONT cuz grades aren't out first term until well into 2nd term.......................

holy *&^%

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My last post was largely about transferring, on reread I see you want to dropout and then reapply.
Did you try BEFORE going to that school? Imagine that uphill battle PLUS explaining WHY you DROPPED OUT.
Seems doable but stupid to me. I feel a huge case of the "I am going to get bad grades but it is THEIR fault because THEY are stupid (not me never me)......."
Maybe you should just quit and stay quit kid.

Yeah, but no. 1) I'm part-time; 2) I have a B average so far, and the material is not hardly the problem. That being said, with respect, your assumption that this is about possible poor grades is wholly incorrect. I just genuinely hate it here.

I would like to provide helpful advice, but I'm not sure how to help. For starters, I don't know how you would know your grades. At the law schools I am familiar with, students do not know their grades until a few weeks into the second semester. I didn't know my first semester grades until nearly February.

Second, you haven't identified *why* you hate it. Your classmates? The material? The teachers? The location? What? Very few people love law school their first year. To the extent that they like it, it's because they are learning while they are working themselves to death. You have to be more specific. Unless you can identify what it is, specifically, you don't like, no one can help you understand if things would get better.

Finally, I don't think you understand the difference between dropping out and re-applying, as opposed to doing your best and trying to transfer. IME (which is anecdotal, not statistical), I have not known any 1L dropouts that re-applied successfully to another school within a year. Your experience may be different- but given that you've described your school as provisionally accredited and you've only stated your reason for dropping out as "hating it" I'm not sure that will be looked on favorably.

Loki is right on point.

First year of law school is not a pleasant experience for most. I also know plenty of people that transferred, but have never heard of someone droppoing out and reapplying. Not that it hasn't been done, but I just don't know.

If you want to reapply to some other school then I suggest contacting the admissions office at that school and explaining your situation. The admissions offices at the schools will know more about the specific policies regarding admissions, than anyone on this board.

With that being said what is it about the school you hate?

If there is some major personal issue, i.e. your long-term girlfriend/boyfriend broke up with you and you want to get out of town. Fine, that is a personal issue. If your having family drama that neeeds to be addressed . Fine, that is a personal issue.  However, if you just don't like the school what makes you think some other school will be any better?

1L pretty much sucks anywhere. 1L students are super into the law school bubble all convinced they will be in the top 10% and that grades mean everything, etc. Once grades come out and 90% of people aren't in the top 10% people tend to chill out and realize it is just grades and that they need to focus on passing the bar and getting a job.

1L makes people act crazy and it is extremely stressful at any school anywhere. Loki and myself went to different law schools and I am sure he did not love 1L and neither did I. You can go ask any lawyer out there and say hey was 1L the best time of your life? You will get a pretty common response, No.

Again, the main question is what is it that you HATE about your current situation. If it is a personal issue that has nothing to do with law school, then maybe dropping out is a solution, but first year sucks whether you are at Cooley or Harvard and you are literally taking the same classes and reading the same textbooks. Cooley has Torts, Property, Civil Procedure 1L and so does Harvard.

Again, I don't know your situation is, but my two cents knowing nothing about you or even why you hate the school is to finish 1L.  If you still hate it transfer or give up on law school all together, but you can't have been in school more than 8 weeks. 






Some bottom T law schools (the one with a C that tries to hide behind a new shiny W for example) have what they CALL "midterms" which equate to about 10% of the grade for first term students and are almost entirely multiple choice. But even if that is what he is judging his grades on (which sadly might be true) having a 3.0 would place him in the middle of his class. Meaning he sucks at even the EASY test.

Dang kid. You BELONG where you are. No wonder everyone hates you and you want to run away.

That is a little harsh and I am sure everyone doesn't hate OP.

He was just asking for advice on a random law school board and I thought his question was well articulated, but it lacked the relevant facts.

I imagine OP is going through the typical stress that every 1L goes through and probably doesn't need to be insulted.

To the OP again I don't know you or your situation, but it really comes down to what the issue is.

If you don't like law school, there is nothing wrong with that it is not for everyone. However, if your only a few weeks in you really can't know whether you like it or not.

I think as both Loki and I suggested finish 1L.

If you just can't stand the thought of writing another case-brief and hate that judges can write opinions in plain English, or arguing etc then law school is not for you. No shame in that, it certainly is not for everybody and there are about 10,000 other career options out there.  Conversely, if you get through 1L and really love the law, but can't stand a lot of your classmates, the location, whatever it may transferring is an option.

However, you had some interest in becoming a lawyer, because you were admitted into a law school. It is a lot of time and energy to do that and if you didn't have some basic interest in the law you wouldn't have done it. However, like everything else in the world being a lawyer, law student is not glamorous or awesome all the time. In fact, there are many times it just plain sucks, but there are great times as well, which is the same with every other profession.

Although, I continue to ask if someone knows of some job that is really easy to get, high paying, and never gets in the way of things I would like to do, but when I want a bit of a challenge it is available, and everyone will think I am awesome at cocktail parties for doing it and so on.  Please for the love of God tell me! That would really make my day to day life a lot better, but  as far as I know a job like that doesn't exist. However, I cannot reiterate enough if it does, please please please tell me!






That is a little harsh and I am sure everyone doesn't hate OP.

He was just asking for advice on a random law school board and I thought his question was well articulated, but it lacked the relevant facts.

I imagine OP is going through the typical stress that every 1L goes through and probably doesn't need to be insulted.

To the OP again I don't know you or your situation, but it really comes down to what the issue is.

If you don't like law school, there is nothing wrong with that it is not for everyone. However, if your only a few weeks in you really can't know whether you like it or not.

I think as both Loki and I suggested finish 1L.

If you just can't stand the thought of writing another case-brief and hate that judges can write opinions in plain English, or arguing etc then law school is not for you. No shame in that, it certainly is not for everybody and there are about 10,000 other career options out there.  Conversely, if you get through 1L and really love the law, but can't stand a lot of your classmates, the location, whatever it may transferring is an option.

However, you had some interest in becoming a lawyer, because you were admitted into a law school. It is a lot of time and energy to do that and if you didn't have some basic interest in the law you wouldn't have done it. However, like everything else in the world being a lawyer, law student is not glamorous or awesome all the time. In fact, there are many times it just plain sucks, but there are great times as well, which is the same with every other profession.

Although, I continue to ask if someone knows of some job that is really easy to get, high paying, and never gets in the way of things I would like to do, but when I want a bit of a challenge it is available, and everyone will think I am awesome at cocktail parties for doing it and so on.  Please for the love of God tell me! That would really make my day to day life a lot better, but  as far as I know a job like that doesn't exist. However, I cannot reiterate enough if it does, please please please tell me!
A bit harsh, sure.
Not "everyone" hated Hitler either.................but I'm still glad he's dead.

As for the rest, decent stuff for other threads, but not the subject here man.

Some bottom T law schools (the one with a C that tries to hide behind a new shiny W for example) have what they CALL "midterms" which equate to about 10% of the grade for first term students and are almost entirely multiple choice. But even if that is what he is judging his grades on (which sadly might be true) having a 3.0 would place him in the middle of his class. Meaning he sucks at even the EASY test.

Dang kid. You BELONG where you are. No wonder everyone hates you and you want to run away.


Some bottom T law schools (the one with a C that tries to hide behind a new shiny W for example) have what they CALL "midterms" which equate to about 10% of the grade for first term students and are almost entirely multiple choice. But even if that is what he is judging his grades on (which sadly might be true) having a 3.0 would place him in the middle of his class. Meaning he sucks at even the EASY test.

Dang kid. You BELONG where you are. No wonder everyone hates you and you want to run away.


Email the schools if you don't believe me. And stop posting pics of your mom.

Some bottom T law schools (the one with a C that tries to hide behind a new shiny W for example) have what they CALL "midterms" which equate to about 10% of the grade for first term students and are almost entirely multiple choice. But even if that is what he is judging his grades on (which sadly might be true) having a 3.0 would place him in the middle of his class. Meaning he sucks at even the EASY test.

Dang kid. You BELONG where you are. No wonder everyone hates you and you want to run away.


Email the schools if you don't believe me. And stop posting pics of your mom.