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Cornell University?

Postby deathviaboredom » Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:27 am

See subj.

Gracias.
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Re: How comptetitive is Cornell University's summer prelaw prog?

Postby EzraStiles » Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:43 am

My guess? Not very. Mainly because you've got to front 5 grand (no financial aid) for a program of questionable benefit.

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Re: How comptetitive is Cornell University's summer prelaw prog?

Postby deathviaboredom » Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:49 am

A.
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Re: How comptetitive is Cornell University's summer prelaw prog?

Postby beesknees » Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:57 am

Sounds like a prelaw major - a way to lure aspiring law students into throwing money at an institution because it sounds like it would help you get in or excel in law school, but doesn't.

Sounds like an ok way to spend a summer as a college sophomore, if you don't mind throwing $5 grand to Cornell. I personally think that something like studying abroad would be more enriching.

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Sigh.

Postby deathviaboredom » Sat Jan 23, 2010 3:02 am

Sigh.
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Re: How comptetitive is Cornell University's summer prelaw prog?

Postby deathviaboredom » Sat Jan 23, 2010 3:54 am

bump

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Re: How comptetitive is Cornell University's summer prelaw prog?

Postby drsomebody » Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:03 am

Take $4,000 of the $5,000 and cover rent and expenses for summer in an area you've always wanted to live in.
Then:
Volunteer full time for a legal nonprofit that interests you.
Then:
Make connections and gain some useful real-world experience.
Then:
Go to law school and realize that most 1L students have no legal experience and that it is not a problem.

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Re: How comptetitive is Cornell University's summer prelaw prog?

Postby vanwinkle » Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:04 am

drsomebody wrote:Take $4,000 of the $5,000 and cover rent and expenses for summer in an area you've always wanted to live in.
Then:
Volunteer full time for a legal nonprofit that interests you.
Then:
Make connections and gain some useful real-world experience.
Then:
Go to law school and realize that most 1L students have no legal experience and that it is not a problem.

This. If you have $5k to blow there are much better and more valuable ways to spend your summer.

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Re: How comptetitive is Cornell University's summer prelaw prog?

Postby nyknicks » Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:32 am

I participated in this program. I'm not really sure how competitive it is, from what I gathered from my classmates it didn't seem like just anyone could get in, but it you have a respectable gpa and can get a solid LOR it is definitely worth an application as you are probably a likely admit (although I wouldn't know who/if anyone is actually rejected).

As far as if the money is worth it: Well, it is a 4 credit class, they also set you up with an internship for 3 weeks (some that are actually very decent for an UG student). I know at my UG I was able to swing that internship for 3 more credits, which being at a public university was relatively cheap to do. If you can get a half of semesters credits out of the experience the cost doesn't seem so bad.

I will also say this, the Professor who runs the class, C. Evan Stewart is easily the best teacher I have ever had. You will look forward to 3 hours of class every day. If you are on the fence about law school, it is great way to help you with your decision. Most days you have close to 200 pages of reading to do after your morning 3 hours of class. It is a real law school like experience, followed by three weeks in the field. I know I left the program feeling very good about the direction of law, when I was borderline entering it.

Also, it is possible to expand your internship past three weeks. I was offered to stay on for the remainder of the summer (generally the program runs from the begining of June through mid July).


Edit: I will also point out that the website (at least used to) call it "very competitive", and I was told when I applied that they look for 3.5 GPA or higher. I kind of took both of these things with a grain of salt, but thought I would share.




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