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Current Law Students / Re: Getting a CPA license after law school
« on: May 18, 2007, 12:13:18 PM »
If you guys want to do tax law, you might consider working for the IRS for a few years.  The two tax attorneys I know who did this are head and shoulders above the rest that I know.  Could be coincidence or a too-small sample, but, thought I'd throw it in.

Current Law Students / Re: Getting a CPA license after law school
« on: May 17, 2007, 05:57:47 PM »
I'm a CPA who's going to law school.

Getting your CPA after law school is difficult, b/c you'd need add'l business and accounting coursework, which I assume you don't have.

You may not sit for the exam if you do not have the required coursework.

If you pass the exam, you may as well get a license.  They are essentially one and the same thing; only difference is the $25-ish license fee (depends on state).

Continuing ed. can count for both Bar and CPA requirements.

Working for the Big 4 is not all it's cracked up to big law without the money.  Been there, done that.

Hope these bits help.

I retook in Feb.  It helped a lot in my results. 

I had the same concerns, too.  The consensus seemed to be that schools would not rescind acceptances even if you did worse.

So, I'd recommend it as a strategy for waitlists and scholarships.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Scores today
« on: June 29, 2007, 08:24:04 AM »
When you are about to get your score, your "box" will be "filled," in LSD terminology.  Go to the LSAT reports section in your LSAC account.  If the box to the right of the test date is filled with a date, it means your score e-mail will arrive in a few hours.

Good luck, all!

Law School Admissions / Re: Should I disclose speeding tickets?
« on: June 28, 2007, 08:51:03 AM »
Do you disclose things that have been offically expunged from your record? Or is that one of those ask the school anonymously kind of things?

I seem to remember certain apps saying "list everything, even expunged."  Maybe ask the school anonymously to put your mind at ease.

Law School Admissions / Re: Should I disclose speeding tickets?
« on: June 28, 2007, 08:12:11 AM »
I can't think of anywhere else, except maybe on your parent's (or your) insurance declarations from those years.

I'd say do the best you can and be clear that you're not sure of the exact details.  Really, it's not much to worry about.

Law School Admissions / Re: Law School for someone older
« on: June 28, 2007, 08:07:47 AM »
You've definitely got a chance.  If you score in the 172-178 range, many doors will be wide open, esp. since your GPA is mitigated by the time you've been away from school.

In your apps, you can mention your mother getting sick, but I'd focus on what you've done and why you want to go back.  Though saving the world and helping people is a great goal, it is not going to impress admissions cmte. members--they've heard that all before.  Your goals will probably be given more weight, though, by your relative maturity to the vast majority of LS applicants, so make your personal statement count.

Best of luck!

Law School Admissions / Re: Should I disclose speeding tickets?
« on: June 28, 2007, 08:01:00 AM »
Yeah, I certainly don't have record of minor traffic violations I was ticketed for. If they're not on my driving record, where else can I look for them to figure out when they were and other details I should report?

If you went to court, the court will have a record of it.

Law School Admissions / Re: LSAT Score 5 YEAR Period Record
« on: June 28, 2007, 07:57:10 AM »
The LSAT score is good for 5 years from when you take it. Is the five year period standard and accepted by most top schools? Georgetown and UNLV confimred 5 years, but then when I contacted Pepperdine they said it has to be within a 4, not a 5, year window. Aside from this, also, does it look negative say if you apply to a school with, for example, a 3 year old LSAT score?

You are going to spend a fortune on application fees if these schools represent your range.

A 3-year-old score should be fine everywhere, but just check each school's website.  That will tell you for sure.

Law School Admissions / Re: Should I disclose speeding tickets?
« on: June 28, 2007, 07:51:30 AM »
I can vaguely remember getting a ticket for a rolling a stop sign when I was 16, how would I go about getting information on such a thing?

Contact your DMV.  Get a "full report."  (they usu. have several kinds of reports).  Even if it's not on the reports you can access, I'd still disclose as best you can.  It's still written down somewhere--might as well not worry about it, and disclosing will not hurt you in the slightest.

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