Taking Legal Writing during Undergrad

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pugilistjd
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Taking Legal Writing during Undergrad

Postby pugilistjd » Sun Dec 26, 2010 6:38 am

If someone has already posted on this topic, please direct me to the right place. I ended up getting a B in an undergraduate legal writing course. It was taught by a Georgetown JD who self-admittedly almost flunked out of law school and failed the bar twice. He was bumbling, disorganized, and capricious.

Bottom line: Do admissions officers really care about undergrad grades in law-related courses? I'd hope they'd question their quality and consider the more rigorous courses I took within my major (philosophy). Or, maybe, they'll just focus on my GPA and not any particular courses.

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Re: Taking Legal Writing during Undergrad

Postby YankeesFan » Sun Dec 26, 2010 6:41 am

pugilistjd wrote:they'll just focus on my GPA and not any particular courses


This is exactly what will happen.

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Re: Taking Legal Writing during Undergrad

Postby CanadianWolf » Sun Dec 26, 2010 12:09 pm

Applying to Georgetown ?

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Re: Taking Legal Writing during Undergrad

Postby pugilistjd » Tue Dec 28, 2010 4:45 am

CanadianWolf wrote:Applying to Georgetown ?

HAH!
Even if I get the requisite LSAT score for Georgetown, I'd rather go to a non-T14 school and have to work harder to find a job than go to Georgetown, get a job then watch GW grads run circles around me. But I only know of Gtown's degree mill rep. I would gladly be corrected by any current law students/alumni. My prof graduated in '72 and said no matter how many classes he failed, they would not flunk him out. Maybe, things have changed.

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Re: Taking Legal Writing during Undergrad

Postby IAFG » Tue Dec 28, 2010 5:18 am

pugilistjd wrote:
CanadianWolf wrote:Applying to Georgetown ?

HAH!
Even if I get the requisite LSAT score for Georgetown, I'd rather go to a non-T14 school and have to work harder to find a job than go to Georgetown, get a job then watch GW grads run circles around me. But I only know of Gtown's degree mill rep. I would gladly be corrected by any current law students/alumni. My prof graduated in '72 and said no matter how many classes he failed, they would not flunk him out. Maybe, things have changed.

:|

if you want to go to schools where people get flunked out, you're gonna need to go to T3/T4 in California.

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Re: Taking Legal Writing during Undergrad

Postby ahduth » Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:28 am

pugilistjd wrote:
CanadianWolf wrote:Applying to Georgetown ?

HAH!
Even if I get the requisite LSAT score for Georgetown, I'd rather go to a non-T14 school and have to work harder to find a job than go to Georgetown, get a job then watch GW grads run circles around me. But I only know of Gtown's degree mill rep. I would gladly be corrected by any current law students/alumni. My prof graduated in '72 and said no matter how many classes he failed, they would not flunk him out. Maybe, things have changed.


That guy got pretty punchy, pretty fast. I like it, this could be going somewhere.




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