Capital University School of Law vs. Roger Williams

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Capital University School of Law vs. Roger Williams

Postby jalon002 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:55 pm

Hello, I was hoping that some one could help me in deciding which law school to attend. I have an 8,000 dollar scholarship for capital and 50percent of tuition scholarship for Roger Williams. I am 50/50 on both schools and was hoping that someone can help

Thanks!

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Re: Capital University School of Law vs. Roger Williams

Postby stintez » Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:57 pm

jalon002 wrote:Hello, I was hoping that some one could help me in deciding which law school to attend. I have an 8,000 dollar scholarship for capital and 50percent of tuition scholarship for Roger Williams. I am 50/50 on both schools and was hoping that someone can help

Thanks!


numbers please gpa lsat

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Re: Capital University School of Law vs. Roger Williams

Postby Billy Blanks » Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:57 pm

MOAR ITALICS

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Re: Capital University School of Law vs. Roger Williams

Postby jalon002 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:04 pm

I have been accepted to both. My gpa and lsat makes no difference. I will not be applying to any other schools. My question still stands. Can anyone who has attended either of these schools give me good advice, as to which school I should attend?

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Re: Capital University School of Law vs. Roger Williams

Postby MrKappus » Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:05 pm

Whichever is cheapest and in the city where you want to work b/c they are both festering TTT's.

/thread.

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Re: Capital University School of Law vs. Roger Williams

Postby jalon002 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:07 pm

Well I will not be practicing in either of there states. I will be moving back to Miami after law school.

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Re: Capital University School of Law vs. Roger Williams

Postby kalvano » Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:08 pm

jalon002 wrote:Well I will not be practicing in either of there states. I will be moving back to Miami after law school.



Do you have a guaranteed job waiting for you in Miami?

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Re: Capital University School of Law vs. Roger Williams

Postby Regionality » Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:09 pm

jalon002 wrote:Well I will not be practicing in either of there states. I will be moving back to Miami after law school.


Meh...I doubt you'll be moving back to Miami with a legal job coming from either of these law schools unless there's one waiting for you already.

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Re: Capital University School of Law vs. Roger Williams

Postby randomperson » Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:10 pm

the portability of a RWU or Capital degree means you better have prior connections to law firms in Miami if you plan on going back...it will be reallllyyyy tough to go back to a glutted Miami legal market with either of those degrees. FIU or Stetson would probably be good choices for you.

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Re: Capital University School of Law vs. Roger Williams

Postby jalon002 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:11 pm

I won't be practicing law in the traditional manner. I will be going into politics as soon as I return...

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Re: Capital University School of Law vs. Roger Williams

Postby truffleshuffle » Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:11 pm

I know a kid that graduated from Capital last year. He know works at NY Life as a temp making around $12 an hour doing work he says trained monkeys could perform. He doesn't even work in a legal aspect. It took him months just to get a temp position, and he says he still has it better than some of his classmates (He graduated in the top third of his class). To top it all off, he's in debt over $200,000. He figures he'll be paying off his loans till he is 52, and he's currently 25.

Also, he moved back to TX after graduating. Capital to TX = Capital to Miami

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Re: Capital University School of Law vs. Roger Williams

Postby Regionality » Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:12 pm

jalon002 wrote:I won't be practicing law in the traditional manner. I will be going into politics as soon as I return...


So why not just go into politics now? And why can't you get into a T3 or T4 school in Florida where your electorate will at least have heard of your law school?

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Re: Capital University School of Law vs. Roger Williams

Postby kalvano » Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:13 pm

jalon002 wrote:I won't be practicing law in the traditional manner. I will be going into politics as soon as I return...



Then what do you need a law degree for?

Especially one from crap schools nowhere near where you want to be?

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Re: Capital University School of Law vs. Roger Williams

Postby randomperson » Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:14 pm

Regionality wrote:
jalon002 wrote:I won't be practicing law in the traditional manner. I will be going into politics as soon as I return...


So why not just go into politics now? And why can't you get into a T3 or T4 school in Florida where your electorate will at least have heard of your law school?


+1

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Re: Capital University School of Law vs. Roger Williams

Postby Regionality » Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:17 pm

Either a flame, completely illogical (good for politics, bad for success in law school) or we're not getting all the information.

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Re: Capital University School of Law vs. Roger Williams

Postby jalon002 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:19 pm

This was hopeless. IF YOU HAVE NOT ATTEND EITHER OF THESE SCHOOLS DO NOT RESPOND

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Re: Capital University School of Law vs. Roger Williams

Postby MrKappus » Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:20 pm

If by "politics" you mean a staffperson, and you only need the J.D. so that you are purportedly qualified to do policy work, then go to RWU. Because it's the cheapest. You'd better hope your job is (a) rock solid, and (b) what you want to do for the rest of your life. Because you're not going to lateral anywhere w/ a J.D. from Roger Williams.

If by "politics" you mean elected office, why the hell would the citizens of Miami care if you have a J.D. from a school in Ohio or RI?

Frankly, your entire plan seems poorly thought out and highly naive. Also kind of flame-ish.

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Re: Capital University School of Law vs. Roger Williams

Postby randomperson » Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:21 pm

jalon002 wrote:This was hopeless. IF YOU HAVE NOT ATTEND EITHER OF THESE SCHOOLS DO NOT RESPOND


i have a feeling VERY few TLSers attend RWU or Capital...just sayin'.

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Re: Capital University School of Law vs. Roger Williams

Postby jalon002 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:22 pm

Well if my calculations are correct. If he is 25, then he problably didnt graduate



truffleshuffle wrote:I know a kid that graduated from Capital last year. He know works at NY Life as a temp making around $12 an hour doing work he says trained monkeys could perform. He doesn't even work in a legal aspect. It took him months just to get a temp position, and he says he still has it better than some of his classmates (He graduated in the top third of his class). To top it all off, he's in debt over $200,000. He figures he'll be paying off his loans till he is 52, and he's currently 25.

Also, he moved back to TX after graduating. Capital to TX = Capital to Miami

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Re: Capital University School of Law vs. Roger Williams

Postby Regionality » Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:22 pm

jalon002 wrote:This was hopeless. IF YOU HAVE NOT ATTEND EITHER OF THESE SCHOOLS DO NOT RESPOND


The only people that can give you advice are those that attended these law schools?

You don't think they will give you terribly biased advice as well?

Not to mention that these folks aren't exactly the cream of the crop in the legal profession....and certainly not the cream of the crop of "going to a crappy T3/T4 law school thousands of miles from where I don't want to practice law but plan to get elected to public office"

No one is gonna have insight into whatever the hell you are talking about.

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Re: Capital University School of Law vs. Roger Williams

Postby NYVA311 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:22 pm

I'm glad there are people like this who will be competing with me for jobs.

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Re: Capital University School of Law vs. Roger Williams

Postby Grizz » Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:23 pm

If you're intent on wasting the money, just go wherever is cheapest, because it really doesn't matter.

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Re: Capital University School of Law vs. Roger Williams

Postby NYVA311 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:24 pm

jalon002 wrote:Well if my calculations are correct. If he is 25, then he problably didnt graduate



truffleshuffle wrote:I know a kid that graduated from Capital last year. He know works at NY Life as a temp making around $12 an hour doing work he says trained monkeys could perform. He doesn't even work in a legal aspect. It took him months just to get a temp position, and he says he still has it better than some of his classmates (He graduated in the top third of his class). To top it all off, he's in debt over $200,000. He figures he'll be paying off his loans till he is 52, and he's currently 25.

Also, he moved back to TX after graduating. Capital to TX = Capital to Miami


???? I'll be 24 when I graduate.

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Re: Capital University School of Law vs. Roger Williams

Postby Grizz » Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:24 pm

jalon002 wrote:Well if my calculations are correct. If he is 25, then he problably didnt graduate


I'm starting at 22, and I'll be 25 when I graduate.

MATH FAIL

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Re: Capital University School of Law vs. Roger Williams

Postby Regionality » Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:25 pm

NYVA311 wrote:
jalon002 wrote:Well if my calculations are correct. If he is 25, then he problably didnt graduate



truffleshuffle wrote:I know a kid that graduated from Capital last year. He know works at NY Life as a temp making around $12 an hour doing work he says trained monkeys could perform. He doesn't even work in a legal aspect. It took him months just to get a temp position, and he says he still has it better than some of his classmates (He graduated in the top third of his class). To top it all off, he's in debt over $200,000. He figures he'll be paying off his loans till he is 52, and he's currently 25.

Also, he moved back to TX after graduating. Capital to TX = Capital to Miami


???? I'll be 24 when I graduate.


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