Incoming 1L Dilemma

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Incoming 1L Dilemma

Postby fdr123 » Tue May 17, 2011 11:24 pm

I just recieved my 1L class section (4). My torts class meets monday and weds night but I work those days and cant switch days. Section (2) does not have any night classes. How would I go about switching sections and going into section (2)??

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Re: Incoming 1L Dilemma

Postby HyeMart » Tue May 17, 2011 11:24 pm

...tell this to administration

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Re: Incoming 1L Dilemma

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue May 17, 2011 11:26 pm

Which law school ? Are you a full-time or part-time law student ?

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Re: Incoming 1L Dilemma

Postby fundamentallybroken » Tue May 17, 2011 11:28 pm

Tell this to the administration - they might be willing to switch you. Although, I would check with your school's work policy for 1L's before you try to use work as an excuse. Some schools strictly forbid working as a 1L.

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Re: Incoming 1L Dilemma

Postby fdr123 » Wed May 18, 2011 12:15 am

im full time. has anyone ever switched out of their section into another?

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Re: Incoming 1L Dilemma

Postby fundamentallybroken » Wed May 18, 2011 12:26 am

fdr123 wrote:im full time. has anyone ever switched out of their section into another?


I've heard stories that at some schools it is possible to lobby for different sections if the reason is solid enough - child care, for instance.

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Re: Incoming 1L Dilemma

Postby northwood » Wed May 18, 2011 12:27 am

fdr123 wrote:im full time. has anyone ever switched out of their section into another?


If you are full time- then talk to admissions to see if you can work. The ABA only allows for 20 hours of work a week, but some schools frown on that for 1L.

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Re: Incoming 1L Dilemma

Postby fdr123 » Wed May 18, 2011 12:30 am

what do you guys think would be a legitimate excuse?

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Re: Incoming 1L Dilemma

Postby BackToTheOldHouse » Wed May 18, 2011 12:32 am

Whatever you do, don't talk to the people in charge of this (administration).

p.s. I hope you get my sarcasm.

Also, the best excuse is the actual one - truth is always the right answer, especially when it should not hurt you.

edited: you are breaking ABA rules. You should stop breaking those rules.
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Re: Incoming 1L Dilemma

Postby justhockey31 » Wed May 18, 2011 12:35 am

I thought you weren't allowed to work at all your 1st semester if you are full time?

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Re: Incoming 1L Dilemma

Postby northwood » Wed May 18, 2011 12:35 am

fdr123 wrote:what do you guys think would be a legitimate excuse?



Tell the truth. If you need to work, and the school has a PT program- maybe PT is a better option for you. If you lie to them- then you will have no credibility in the future, and will risk a whole lot more. Telling the truth is always the best idea, and explaining yourself is also a great idea. Worst they can say is no, and if you dont like it- you still dont have to matriculate.

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Re: Incoming 1L Dilemma

Postby fundamentallybroken » Wed May 18, 2011 12:47 am

justhockey31 wrote:I thought you weren't allowed to work at all your 1st semester if you are full time?


Depends on the school. For accreditation, the ABA sets a limit of 20 hrs/week (I believe for any year), but strongly discourages 1L work. However, some schools will look the other way on 1L work, as long as it doesn't interfere with studies.




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