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stillgoingstrong

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Part-time vs Full-time
« on: August 19, 2004, 03:40:17 PM »
I am wondering if anyone has ideas whether its easier to get good employment having gone to law school full-time vs. part-time or if it makes no difference to recruiters?

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Re: Part-time vs Full-time
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2004, 03:41:11 PM »
I would definitely assume full-time.

Do pardon my ignorance, but do Tier 1-ish schools even offer part time programs?
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Re: Part-time vs Full-time
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2004, 03:44:04 PM »
I would definitely assume full-time.

Do pardon my ignorance, but do Tier 1-ish schools even offer part time programs?

georgetown
fordham

and some others.
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Re: Part-time vs Full-time
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2004, 03:51:05 PM »
And which is better?

3.8 GPA at part-time...or 3.3 Full Time.  Same School

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Re: Part-time vs Full-time
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2004, 03:52:14 PM »
3.8 part time, but you better prove that you needed to take part-time (work, kids, etc.)

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Re: Part-time vs Full-time
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2004, 03:53:41 PM »
I think GW has one too.  Pretty sure, actually.

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Re: Part-time vs Full-time
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2004, 03:53:49 PM »
3.8 part time, but you better prove that you needed to take part-time (work, kids, etc.)


I havent had a full courseload in a while...and studying for 5 classes at a time seems like a daunting task to say the least.

The past two years I have only taken 3 or 4 classes/semester  because I have needed to work...hmm

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Re: Part-time vs Full-time
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2004, 04:01:21 PM »
Don't forget a lot of PT programs require summer classes which pretty much throws summer associate jobs away.  Go full-time if you can.
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Re: Part-time vs Full-time
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2004, 04:03:05 PM »
but if you dont have a choice but to go part time, its better than not getting a jd at all.
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Re: Part-time vs Full-time
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2004, 04:04:16 PM »
Thanks for responding.  Saving on loans would be sweet but I was thinking I would miss out on summer associate opps...