Part Time T1/2 v. Full Time T3

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jk9968a
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Part Time T1/2 v. Full Time T3

Postby jk9968a » Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:59 am

So as of this weekend I've heard back from all of the schools I applied to, and with those deposit dates looming in the not to distant future, I've been asking everyone that I know, and now, everyone that I don't know, where they think I should go.

A 158 and a 3.46 gpa got me into Quinnipiac, Catholic, Suffolk, Albany and Syracuse full time and all (except for Catholic) with a good amount of scholarship money, which I understand is critical for attending a T3 school.

This weekend I found out I got into UConn law, which was my first choice when I started studying for the LSAT. However, because my numbers, especially my LSAT, aren't that competitve for a school like UConn, I was only accepted into their part time program. Perhaps only isn't the right word...I'm excited to have been accepted at all. It is my understanding that its not that hard to transfer from pt to full time after the first summer in law school, but I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on this. I'm also curious to know if anyone knows if being pt limits your opportunity to be on law review, participate in clinics and many of the other extras that seem to improve employment prospects for future law school grads.

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Re: Part Time T1/2 v. Full Time T3

Postby BigFatPanda » Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:01 am

transfer to UCONN full time for 2L from part time will not hurt your chances at Law Review, Clinics and everything unless you totally screw up your 1L so much so that you have no business being there for 2L.

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Re: Part Time T1/2 v. Full Time T3

Postby jk9968a » Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:15 pm

Thanks for the advice! I'm leaning towards UCONN. I'm in state, and it seems like UCONN does well in the New England area. I wonder if a UCONN degree can place you outside of New England.

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Re: Part Time T1/2 v. Full Time T3

Postby JCougar » Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:13 am

jk9968a wrote:I wonder if a UCONN degree can place you outside of New England.


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