There are actually four things that law schools can do.

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taxguy
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There are actually four things that law schools can do.

Postby taxguy » Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:46 pm

I always thought that there are three approaches that a law school can take regarding an applicant.

*Accept
*Reject
* Wait list.

I just found out about a fourth approach,which is the biggest scam around: Not get admitted,but take summer classes. If they pass the summer classes with a 2.5 GPA or better, they are admitted. This might sound reasonable for those who didn't do well on the LSAT,but there are two BIG catches:

First, 70% of the kids who take these classes do not get in. The grading curve must be brutal.
Secondly, despite paying the normal law school tuition, some schools...caugh.....Widener....caugh, don't transfer the credits even though the courses are taken at the law school! I guess if someone is REALLY desparate, it might be viable,but it does seem like a big scam.

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Stonewall
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Re: There are actually four things that law schools can do.

Postby Stonewall » Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:48 pm

i think only really bad schools opt for this

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Re: There are actually four things that law schools can do.

Postby northwood » Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:48 pm

is there a list of schools that do this? I know some TTTT do- but i would be shocked if any reputable schools did.

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Re: There are actually four things that law schools can do.

Postby Knock » Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:50 pm

taxguy wrote:I always thought that there are three approaches that a law school can take regarding an applicant.

*Accept
*Reject
* Wait list.

I just found out about a fourth approach,which is the biggest scam around: Not get admitted,but take summer classes. If they pass the summer classes with a 2.5 GPA or better, they are admitted. This might sound reasonable for those who didn't do well on the LSAT,but there are two BIG catches:

First, 70% of the kids who take these classes do not get in. The grading curve must be brutal.
Secondly, despite paying the normal law school tuition, some schools...caugh.....Widener....caugh, don't transfer the credits even though the courses are taken at the law school! I guess if someone is REALLY desparate, it might be viable,but it does seem like a big scam.


*Hold

skippy1
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Re: There are actually four things that law schools can do.

Postby skippy1 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:50 pm

Isn't this the CLEO program?

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Re: There are actually four things that law schools can do.

Postby drummerboy » Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:00 pm

florida coastal does it

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Re: There are actually four things that law schools can do.

Postby serdog » Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:34 pm

All Canadian schools do so for aboriginal applicants in fact I will be attending the program this summer even though I have an unconditional offer. If done right I don't view it as a scam but as an opportunity, NON-Transferability is clearly BS, I will have my Property law requirement plus some extra support to help me prepare for L1. That being said I can figure that US school would turn something that can be great and helpful in to a scam

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Re: There are actually four things that law schools can do.

Postby soj » Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:18 am

Michigan :P

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Re: There are actually four things that law schools can do.

Postby txadv11 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:40 am

I urge anyone thinking about these type of programs to look at both the curve and pass requirement. They can be brutal.

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Re: There are actually four things that law schools can do.

Postby LAWLAW09 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:46 am

skippy1 wrote:Isn't this the CLEO program?



CLEO as in viewtopic.php?f=14&t=134565&start=75 ?


If so, no.

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Re: There are actually four things that law schools can do.

Postby socraticmethodman » Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:49 am

LAWLAW09 wrote:
skippy1 wrote:Isn't this the CLEO program?



CLEO as in viewtopic.php?f=14&t=134565&start=75 ?


If so, no.


If you think about it, CLEO could actually be worse. You could graduate #1 from CLEO and still not get into the school you want to. Doing well at CLEO does not guarantee that a school will accept you.

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Re: There are actually four things that law schools can do.

Postby taxguy » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:55 pm

Sorry to be so ignorant,but what is a "Cleo" program?

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Re: There are actually four things that law schools can do.

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:10 pm

I don't think that Widener's additional admission's hurdle is a scam; in my opinion, it is better viewed as an opportunity for those who do not qualify for admission based on their numbers. Would you prefer a rejection ?

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Re: There are actually four things that law schools can do.

Postby danquayle » Sun Apr 10, 2011 5:49 pm

soj wrote:Michigan :P


For undergrad.




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