Law School or Masters Program?

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connerc37
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Law School or Masters Program?

Postby connerc37 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:29 pm

I know that I want to be a lawyer. I am twenty years old and graduating in June with a 3.21. My LSAT Score was 155. I am aiming for Southern California schools or Seattle U. I plan to go for the big scholarship possible my first year and try the transfer route. I attend Central Washington University now and I have the option to TA while doing a masters program studying Soviet History. Tuition plus housing will be paid for. The program will require me to study Russian for two years (Most graduates understand Russian better than Russian undergrad majors). Which should I choose? I hate the location (weather) of my the masters program and love California. Thanks!

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Ludo!
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Re: Law School or Masters Program?

Postby Ludo! » Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:38 pm

Do the masters program while you study to retake the LSAT. The "transfer route" is not a reliable plan

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Re: Law School or Masters Program?

Postby MachineLemon » Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:47 pm

Ludovico Technique wrote:Do the masters program while you study to retake the LSAT. The "transfer route" is not a reliable plan


Credited.

If you still question whether this is the right advice, seriously research where you'll get a good scholarship with a 3.2/155.

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Re: Law School or Masters Program?

Postby S-IV » Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:10 pm

If you're only 20 and graduating in June, time is on your side. Do the masters program and study for the LSAT.

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Re: Law School or Masters Program?

Postby Bodhi_mind » Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:11 pm

I would do the Master's program and read as much Dostoyevski as possible. I'm extremely jealous of you. Relying on a transfer isn't a good idea, the other posters are right that you should study for the LSAT, kill it, then profit

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Re: Law School or Masters Program?

Postby connerc37 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:41 pm

Thanks for the advice people. Does anyone think that a Masters in Russian History would help a person find a job after law school (legal specializaiton.)?

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Re: Law School or Masters Program?

Postby FratLaw » Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:42 pm

Bodhi_mind wrote:I would do the Master's program and read as much Dostoyevski as possible. I'm extremely jealous of you. Relying on a transfer isn't a good idea, the other posters are right that you should study for the LSAT, kill it, then profit


+1 Lol

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Re: Law School or Masters Program?

Postby Voodoo94 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:49 pm

Thanks for the advice people. Does anyone think that a Masters in Russian History would help a person find a job after law school (legal specializaiton.)?


No. Fluency in Russion, may help on the document review circuit though.

Seriously, you are only 20. Live life. Join the Peace Corps, go to Army OCS and spend a few years as an officer, etc. Whatever you do, don't make a life altering decision by taking out toxic debt for a TTT law degree.

As a poster above stated, time is indeed on your side.

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Re: Law School or Masters Program?

Postby Ludo! » Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:50 pm

connerc37 wrote:Thanks for the advice people. Does anyone think that a Masters in Russian History would help a person find a job after law school (legal specializaiton.)?


Yeah the job of Russian History lawyer is really in demand right now.

Getting the masters is completely worthless and you could work at McDonalds for 2 years and it would have the same effect on your future legal prospects. The important thing is to not go to law school until you get a better LSAT.

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Re: Law School or Masters Program?

Postby No13baby » Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:08 pm

Retake. Seattle U isn't going to get you anywhere, honestly.

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Re: Law School or Masters Program?

Postby Voodoo94 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:24 pm

Retake. Seattle U isn't going to get you anywhere, honestly.


You've got that right. Seattle U. is notorious for the "section stacking" of scholarship winners. Most scholarship winners get dumped into a single session. It's a pressure cooker and at the end of the day, most lose their scholarships thanks to the curve.

Seattle U. is one of the last places to consider for law school. The ethics of their administration are disgraceful - and that's saying quite a ot given the games that are played in the law school scam.

Here's one account:

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Re: Law School or Masters Program?

Postby BiglawOrBust » Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:50 pm

This thread has to be a flame.

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Re: Law School or Masters Program?

Postby ou812c » Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:45 pm

As for myself, if I hadn't already started wouldn't do it with other opportunities on the table. But, I'm just a beginner (1L). I "should" have went to U.S. Marshals, ATF & E, or ICE.




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