can't afford a retake but can afford law school tuition and cost of living? c'mon.
Its somewhat paradoxical how the financial system is set up such that more money is available to people who are in law school than there is for people trying to get into law school.
ANoor wrote:This is an email I got the other day from a practicing attorney in Fresno who is a family friend:
"I graduated from UOP- McGeorge School of Law, and my son, Brad also graduated from UOP – McGeorge School of Law in 2011. He is now practicing as a District Attorney in Fresno County! If you want to practice in Central California, McGeorge is a well-recognized and highly regarded law school here. It also has many opportunities for different experiences while in Law school. My son participated in the International Law Program at Salzburg, Austria his first summer. He also participated in Moot Court competition his third year of law school. He was also able to participate in many internship programs including conducting parole hearings at the jail in Sacramento and working for a federal judge in Fresno one summer….he will attest to the great education and wonderful opportunities at McGeorge, so I would have to say that I would recommend giving Mc George a try. If you do well and finish your 1st year at the top of your class, you may have other opportunities to attend other law schools to finish, but everyone whom I know who anticipated that when attending McGeorge, ended up staying at McGeorge!"
One caveat to that anecdote: The guy is a lawyer, and his son managed to also get a job as a lawyer. Its reasonable to assume that part of the reason that his son got a job is due to social connections and cultural capital given to him by his father.
Unless your dad is a lawyer your circumstance is different, so you should be wary of assuming that you will be as lucky as the kid.
Also, note how he mentions "If you do well and finish your 1st year at the top of your class". If you end up failing to find a job later on, and you weren't in the top 5 percent, he may claim that you didn't try hard enough.