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mavshoosiers4life
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pros/cons of starting in the spring

Postby mavshoosiers4life » Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:49 pm

can someone give me a list of pros and cons of starting law school in the spring? i realize there will probably be more cons, but i would like to hear both sides please. thanks.

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Re: pros/cons of starting in the spring

Postby bowser » Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:02 pm

You have an extra semester's worth of grades for OCI.

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Re: pros/cons of starting in the spring

Postby fatduck » Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:03 pm

Pros:
- Better weather

Cons:
- --LinkRemoved--

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Re: pros/cons of starting in the spring

Postby top30man » Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:13 pm

bowser wrote:You have an extra semester's worth of grades for OCI.

True, but not many reputable schools have spring starts so this is largely a moot point. Mich has the summer start, which can be great for certain people.

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Re: pros/cons of starting in the spring

Postby North » Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:11 pm

Cons: To start in Spring, you'd have to attend one of the few objectively terrible law schools that offer starts in Spring.

ETA: This is about the fourth thread you've made concerning your intent to go to a LS with awful employment prospects. Do you plan to just keep asking until you get your bad idea rubber-stamped?

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Re: pros/cons of starting in the spring

Postby mavshoosiers4life » Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:43 pm

cool man. just keep on hating. just because i may not be going to a top 14 law school doesn't mean u have to be such a prick.

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Re: pros/cons of starting in the spring

Postby North » Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:52 pm

Telling you repeatedly that, with some effort, you won't have to go to a school that both costs $200,000 and has employment prospects that give you about a 50% chance of getting a job as a lawyer is neither hating nor being a prick.

Stop considering these schools, head over to the LSAT Prep forum, and put in the work to make law school a good investment for you.

ETA: There are plenty of law schools outside the T-14 that can be good investments. The ones you're considering are not those schools. Ex: A regional LS in the region you want to work with decent job prospects at a modest amount of debt.
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Re: pros/cons of starting in the spring

Postby HellOnHeels » Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:53 pm

mavshoosiers4life wrote:cool man. just keep on hating. just because i may not be going to a top 14 law school doesn't mean u have to be such a prick.

he's not. he's trying to keep you from making a bad decision.

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Re: pros/cons of starting in the spring

Postby top30man » Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:03 pm

stephinmd wrote:
mavshoosiers4life wrote:cool man. just keep on hating. just because i may not be going to a top 14 law school doesn't mean u have to be such a prick.

he's not. he's trying to keep you from making a bad decision.

Wow didn't see the school was John Marshall. Please retake. Please

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Re: pros/cons of starting in the spring

Postby JamesChapman23 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:57 pm

fatduck wrote:Pros:
- Better weather

Cons:
- --LinkRemoved--


I think its this one:
--LinkRemoved--

Still fucking terrible on every conceivable level.

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Re: pros/cons of starting in the spring

Postby Br3v » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:58 pm

DO NOT GO TO A SCHOOL THAT LETS YOU START IN THE SPRING

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Re: pros/cons of starting in the spring

Postby tigershark » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:23 am

The only thing TLSers are hating is your lack of common sense. I mean if you prefer to have a worthless JD, $200,000 in debt, and no prospect of legal employment, be my guest.

But in all seriousness, why are you so drawn to JMLS?

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Re: pros/cons of starting in the spring

Postby flem » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:28 am

I live in ATL and work for a huge firm here. We don't have a single attorney from John Marshall.

On the upside, the campus is gorgeous.
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I'm not shitting you. That is the fucking building.

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Re: pros/cons of starting in the spring

Postby zanda » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:41 am

flem wrote:I live in ATL and work for a huge firm here. We don't have a single attorney from John Marshall.

On the upside, the campus is gorgeous.
Image

I'm not shitting you. That is the fucking building.

The building is a camera?

[insert Zoolander quote]

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Re: pros/cons of starting in the spring

Postby Yukos » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:17 am

flem wrote:I live in ATL and work for a huge firm here. We don't have a single attorney from John Marshall.

On the upside, the campus is gorgeous.
Image

I'm not shitting you. That is the fucking building.


When I did a Google image search for John Marhsall Atlanta this is the picture that came up:

Image

I'm not joking.

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Re: pros/cons of starting in the spring

Postby ben2587 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:29 pm

JamesChapman23 wrote:
fatduck wrote:Pros:
- Better weather

Cons:
- --LinkRemoved--


I think its this one:
--LinkRemoved--

Still fucking terrible on every conceivable level.



Yup. Everything about this is correct.

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Re: pros/cons of starting in the spring

Postby mavshoosiers4life » Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:42 pm

there's gotta be some more pros..

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Re: pros/cons of starting in the spring

Postby top30man » Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:46 pm

mavshoosiers4life wrote:there's gotta be some more pros..

No. Retake.

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Re: pros/cons of starting in the spring

Postby buddyt » Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:32 am

mavshoosiers4life wrote:there's gotta be some more pros..


There really aren't. Really. Either go to a T14 (at sticker, or with money, depending on the T14), or go to a regional school for free or extremely close to it. If you don't do either of those things, you are dramatically increasing the odds of ruining your life financially for a long, long time.

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Re: pros/cons of starting in the spring

Postby zoomzoom88 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:25 am

North wrote:Cons: To start in Spring, you'd have to attend one of the few objectively terrible law schools that offer starts in Spring.

ETA: This is about the fourth thread you've made concerning your intent to go to a LS with awful employment prospects. Do you plan to just keep asking until you get your bad idea rubber-stamped?



laughed out loud at this. rude but true.

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Re: pros/cons of starting in the spring

Postby RVP11 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:28 am

mavshoosiers4life wrote:can someone give me a list of pros and cons of starting law school in the spring? i realize there will probably be more cons, but i would like to hear both sides please. thanks.


Con: it means you're at a festering TTT.

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Re: pros/cons of starting in the spring

Postby catholicgirl » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:38 am

I'm begging you not to do this. I am not an elitist and I am not going to call you stupid.

You can go to a decent school. Just knuckle down and retake the LSAT. Yes, the LSAT is hard and the amount of time you have to put in to study for it is terrible. BUT YOU NEED TO DO IT. Law school admissions is not like college. Your GPA and your LSAT matter the most.

There are no guarantees going into JM. You might think you'll end up in the top 10 percent and that you'll get full-time employment. How statistically likely is that?

No one wants to be mean. Just please think this through before you commit. You deserve better than what this school will offer you.

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Re: pros/cons of starting in the spring

Postby LionelHutzJD » Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:15 pm

Doesn't Yeshiva have a spring start? That's a pretty reputable school, no?

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Re: pros/cons of starting in the spring

Postby bk1 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:21 pm

LionelHutzJD wrote: That's a pretty reputable school, no?

No.

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Re: pros/cons of starting in the spring

Postby Br3v » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:18 pm

Br3v wrote:DO NOT GO TO A SCHOOL THAT LETS YOU START IN THE SPRING

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Came here to say this, apparently Br3v of the past already took care of it.




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