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PT..LAW SCHOOLS IN CHICAGO

Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:43 pm
by soon2blawyer
Due to family circumstances, I am an older returning studen (age31) interested in attending law school, I cannot attend FT so Part-Time is my only option. Out of the 4 law schools in Chgo that offer PT Evening my analysis is..that as far as ranking goes..its

1.chgo-kent
2.Loyola
3. Depaul
4. John Marshall..

tuition wise all 4 are about the same. I like Chgo-Kent most esp. for their le
gal writing programs though I know John Marshall also has a good reputation for their legal writing..so is my analysis right? Does anyone have any advice if one of these outranks the other?? Thank you all!!

Re: PT..LAW SCHOOLS IN CHICAGO

Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:08 pm
by cavalier1138
1. Why can you not attend full-time?

2. What are your career goals?

3. As a ranking of local Chicago schools, this list should have Loyola at the top. And if you want a shot at being a practicing lawyer, John Marshall shouldn't even be on the list at all.

Re: PT..LAW SCHOOLS IN CHICAGO

Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:35 pm
by soon2blawyer
as I mentioned, I have family obligations, as the primary breadwinner of the family, I have a mortgage to pay..so there is no way..I could stop working

with that being said..although I know JMLS is the lowest ranked, I know plenty of attorneys who are now partners and some are even GCs of companies...I understand ranking is of the utmost importance to many but I also believe law school is what you make out of it....

I'm interested in regulatory compliance or as in_house counsel....I currently work in legal so I'm pretty familiar with which jobs I know would be a good fit for me.

Re: PT..LAW SCHOOLS IN CHICAGO

Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:04 pm
by Nebby
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Re: PT..LAW SCHOOLS IN CHICAGO

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:20 am
by cavalier1138
Yeah, I assume this is a troll, because even a casual observer wouldn't mistake John Marshall for a real law school.

Re: PT..LAW SCHOOLS IN CHICAGO

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:40 pm
by guynourmin
cavalier1138 wrote:Yeah, I assume this is a troll, because even a casual observer wouldn't mistake John Marshall for a real law school.


When you can't get into any other law school in the area and you see its ranked #5 in legal writing (and writing is such an important part of being a lawyer!) you immediately shove your head in the sand and tell yourself you somehow have the opportunity to go to a really good law school. I don't know how many people actually go through this thought process, but I imagine its a decent number of people.

Re: PT..LAW SCHOOLS IN CHICAGO

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:35 pm
by Alive97
Try to get into the highest rank one on a scholarship, because ranking does in fact have huge importance for finding employment. You can find schools' employment statistics online, and those stats don't lie.