here's one interesting article from the washington post:http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A53995-2004Oct22.htmlif you use the search function on this site you can come up with a lot more. This question seems to be reposted every week or so.
Quote from: radioface on January 23, 2007, 12:45:19 PMhere's one interesting article from the washington post:http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A53995-2004Oct22.htmlif you use the search function on this site you can come up with a lot more. This question seems to be reposted every week or so.Interesting... If you go to a PT program (GW for example), would you have to list that you attended George Washington Law School, Part Time Division? Or is it just fine and acceptable to put "George Washington Law School" and leave it at that?In other words, how would a potential employer even know you went PT?
I guess I don't see how. If the PT students are not as good as the FT students at law school, it'll show up in the law school grades. PT students don't get easier exams or an easier curve.
For your fist job out of law school they look at your grades. Your transcript will either span 4 years, in which case its obvious you went PT, or, if you transferred to FT it will show that you took classes over your 1L summer, an indication that you were initially PT.
Actually Gtown has big dip in LSATWell, now I look at it more closely, the numbers are lower for PT, but not a huge dip. Agree, if the course are same for both PT and FT, then the grades should reflect how you do.
Everything I've read says that if you go 4 years in part time at GW or Gtown, you'll have employers who are more impressed IFF you worked during those 4 yaars because that shows commitment beyond traditional law students. Also, if you switch to fulltime, employers don't care because you made it through the same program as everyone else in three years...same degree. If you got in with a lower LSAT or GPA, you still hacked it and maybe got a better GPA in law school than others who initially got in fulltime (and they don't know if you got in with a lower LSAT or GPA...just look at DCB, or some of the other PTers who are getting in with good LSAT/GPAs).