Value of Part-time programs?

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SHANbangs
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Value of Part-time programs?

Postby SHANbangs » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:42 pm

How good are part time programs at schools like GULC and GW in terms of placing into big law jobs? Is the reason they are less selective because part-time is less marketable to employers, or because they have more space?

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Re: Value of Part-time programs?

Postby MusicNutMeggie » Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:46 pm

I'm very interested in hearing responses to this, actually. *Bump*

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Re: Value of Part-time programs?

Postby thesealocust » Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:48 pm

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Re: Value of Part-time programs?

Postby manbearwig » Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:23 pm

I'd guess that the numbers are lower because in the past, more people wanted to do full time then part time. I know I'd never choose to do part time. Now, though, ITE, people are less willing to stop working and people would rather go to a part time program at a higher ranked school than a full time program at a lower ranked.

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Re: Value of Part-time programs?

Postby im_blue » Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:50 pm

thesealocust wrote:Exactly as good as the parent school / full time program. Usually they do the same recruitment process just at a different time in their law school career.

+1. Although, a lot of people use PT as an admissions backdoor and transfer to FT after 1L and 1 or 2 summer classes. So they would do 2L OCI with the FT class as well.

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Re: Value of Part-time programs?

Postby SHANbangs » Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:19 am

how feasible is transferring to the full time program from part time?

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Re: Value of Part-time programs?

Postby LoyolaLaw2012 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:22 am

SHANbangs wrote:how feasible is transferring to the full time program from part time?



Most schools simply allow you to do it after the first year.

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Re: Value of Part-time programs?

Postby HazelEyes » Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:34 am

LoyolaLaw2012 wrote:
SHANbangs wrote:how feasible is transferring to the full time program from part time?



Most schools simply allow you to do it after the first year.


With high enough grades. Important factor to remember, especially if you're planning on fitting full time work and/or family into that equation. You usually need upwards of a 3.0.

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Re: Value of Part-time programs?

Postby LoyolaLaw2012 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:37 am

HazelEyes wrote:
LoyolaLaw2012 wrote:
SHANbangs wrote:how feasible is transferring to the full time program from part time?



Most schools simply allow you to do it after the first year.


You usually need upwards of a 3.0.



Hmmm I don't know if this is true. Maybe it varies by school.

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Re: Value of Part-time programs?

Postby im_blue » Fri Jun 11, 2010 5:44 pm

HazelEyes wrote:
LoyolaLaw2012 wrote:
SHANbangs wrote:how feasible is transferring to the full time program from part time?



Most schools simply allow you to do it after the first year.


With high enough grades. Important factor to remember, especially if you're planning on fitting full time work and/or family into that equation. You usually need upwards of a 3.0.

I don't know about that. From what I've heard, anyone can switch to FT at GULC and GWU, as long as you passed your classes.




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