Widener TAP 2011

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Re: Widener TAP 2011

Postby squash11 » Wed May 18, 2011 11:49 pm

ValByst wrote:Thanks... I think I will enjoy this program. So far, I really like Widener. The professors seem great, and the school recognized TAP students' potentials which is something I truly appreciate and will take full advantage of.

Even though I would like to stay in school in my home city (thus why I'd like to transfer eventually if at all possible), I think Widener has more to offer than many people may think.
Anyway, good luck guys. We all travel our separate paths.

I agree!

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Re: Widener TAP 2011

Postby squash11 » Thu May 19, 2011 12:14 am

Sorry for the delay!

I can't speak to what the professors in Harrisburg are like - since I was at the DE campus. However, the majority of the professor are nice and willing to answer questions. There is/was one professor that no one liked during TAP, but other than that the other professors were agreeable. Also, some professors were more interesting than others but that may also have to do with the subject of the course.

Are they accessible? That depends on the campus and the individual professors. One of the professors in DE wouldn't respond to any emails and would only talk to students in class, during office hours, or on the phone. This was unfortunate because sending an email is so much easier.

Yes, old exams are available. There are some in the library and also some of the professors give out old exams for students to review. You will take a few practice exams before the final exams.

They change the final exams so I can't give much insight into what they are like. In my opinion, last summer's exams were hard and took a lot of time to do. Also, there was so many different things you could have touched on in your answers. One exam is a memo and the other two were regular exams. In my case, the one exam was all essays while the other was multiple choice (which is actually more difficult than it may seem) and essays. After the exam is over you think of all kinds of different things that you should have or could have included in your answers.

As for study methods. That's something that each person has to figure out for themselves. In my opinion, you can't go into this with a study method set in stone. What works for one person (or even one class) won't necessarily work for another.

Hope this helps! Best of luck!

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Re: Widener TAP 2011

Postby taxguy » Thu May 19, 2011 7:48 am

northwood wrote:
taxguy wrote:When I saw that my son was invited into two Tap progams (also known as AAMPLE programs), I initially thought, "What a scam. Here are bottom tiered law schools charging a bundle for courses that don't count for credit and only have to accept 30% of the students." After researching the results of these programs on law school performance, I have completely reconsidered. Most kids who succeed in TAP end up among the top of their first year class and usually do much better than those not in TAP. Even those who didn't pass tap seem to do well in law school. So, congrats to you. I think you will have a very successful law school performance. In fact, the TAP results were so impressive for those that participated in them that I suggested to my son to accept a TAP program even though he was fully accepted at another law school. Enjoy the experience.

dont those programs cost a ton of money? Do the credits count? I would personally be wary of any school that makes you pay to try out to see if you are worth the admissions offer, but to each their own i guess.

I initially thought it was a scam too in not giving credit for actual courses taken at law schools; However,law schools are not allowed to give credits to TAP/AAMPLE kids due to ABA rules. These kids aren't admitted students yet. Thus, they can't get credit until they are formally admitted. Although I see why the ABA promulgated this, it does cause a bizarre result in this case.

Also be prepared to work like you probably have never worked before. My son is averaging over 60 hours or homework per week in addition to the 20 hours of work of class time.

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Re: Widener TAP 2011

Postby livelovelaugh49 » Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:08 pm

Mylawz wrote:I will be attending Harrisburg TAP this summer, very excited. Questions for Squash. On average how many hours did you study/read each week? Did you work while in TAP? Did the classes in TAP help you in the Fall?

Where is Harrisburg TAP? Very exciting for you... I was looking all over the website and saw on the TLC stats that we have somewhat similar stats, so I am reaching out to you to get some more information/words of advice as I am looking to apply to places starting this fall. Did you find that you had more options by applying to PT programs rather than FT programs? Were you able to get any scholarship money? If you don't feel comfortable answering any of these questions just let me know! Where else did you apply to and where were you accepted? I think those are all the questions I have for now, I appreciate you taking the time to answer them. If anyone else is in the same boat or has been (146 LSAT 3.65 GPA) please shed light on your experience as it will really help me out! Thanks so much!!

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