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Advice

Postby FUSC » Wed Jan 14, 2015 1:42 am

Hi everyone, I've been lurking for a few months and finally decided to post on here! It seems like a lot of people suggest taking a break after UG to gain work experience and whatnot. Anyways, I took three years off after HS (working crappy jobs) and then went to JC and recently transferred to a 4-year (I'm now a junior). I'm prepping for the LSAT now and planning on taking the real thing in September or October. Do y'all think the adcomms would view me as a K-JD? Should I wait to apply until after graduation? Just curious as to what everyone thinks.

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Re: Advice

Postby Rigo » Wed Jan 14, 2015 2:00 am

By definition, you're not a k-jd.
See what employment opportunities arise. Apply when you have the stats you need to both get accepted and get a huge scholarship from a school that makes it likely you'll achieve your career goals. Really focus on getting a high GPA and a high LSAT score. Those two numbers are by far the most important factors to adcoms.

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Re: Advice

Postby FUSC » Wed Jan 14, 2015 2:30 am

Thanks Dirigo, I'm definetly going to shoot for a high LSAT score.

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Re: Advice

Postby LET'S GET IT » Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:40 pm

Yeah I'll second that motion. If you have the numbers to get into the school you want at a price you want, go straight through. If you don't have the LSAT you want/need in the bag at that time, then wait. I think that pretty much sums it up.

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Re: Advice

Postby FUSC » Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:17 am

Awesome. Thanks for the reply. I have a 3.8 right now and I'm trying to make sure that doesnt drop. My plan is to only go to LS if I can hit 170+

Something else I'm wondering is if there's a min unit requirement to apply?

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Re: Advice

Postby Big Red » Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:20 am

FUSC wrote:Awesome. Thanks for the reply. I have a 3.8 right now and I'm trying to make sure that doesnt drop. My plan is to only go to LS if I can hit 170+

Something else I'm wondering is if there's a min unit requirement to apply?


What are your career goals?

ETA: Don't know about a minimum unit requirement, but I'd guess that the only important min would be what you need for your degree?

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Re: Advice

Postby Rigo » Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:22 am

FUSC wrote:Something else I'm wondering is if there's a min unit requirement to apply?

You need to graduate undergrad before law school matriculation, but I doubt there's a minimum credit requirement. Most people apply with ~90 credits if they apply in the fall and ~105 if they apply after the winter holidays.

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Re: Advice

Postby 03152016 » Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:34 am

Dirigo wrote:You need to graduate undergrad before law school matriculation

not to pick nits, but that's not entirely true
several law schools allow you to apply without a bachelors
shockingly, one of them (that i know of, there may be more) is aba accredited
not shockingly, it's cooley

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Re: Advice

Postby FUSC » Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:38 am

@Big Red, I'm going to be targeting biglaw. I think it's going to take awhile for me to figure out what I want to do in the long-term. I can't afford LS so I'm hoping to get $ somewhere. As of right now, I'm assuming I'll be in a lot of debt if I go to a T14 school.

@Dirigo, thanks again! I only ask because I'm working with like the least amount of units possible. I'll def be able to graduate before I ever matriculate to LS though.

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Re: Advice

Postby Rigo » Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:47 am

Brut wrote:
Dirigo wrote:You need to graduate undergrad before law school matriculation

not to pick nits, but that's not entirely true
several law schools allow you to apply without a bachelors
shockingly, one of them (that i know of, there may be more) is aba accredited
not shockingly, it's cooley

Well all let you apply without a bachelors, but some schools let you actually matriculate and attend without first completing undergrad (in situations other than 3/3 joint BA/JD programs)? Weird. I forgot about the toilets.

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Re: Advice

Postby 03152016 » Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:54 am

Dirigo wrote:
Brut wrote:
Dirigo wrote:You need to graduate undergrad before law school matriculation

not to pick nits, but that's not entirely true
several law schools allow you to apply without a bachelors
shockingly, one of them (that i know of, there may be more) is aba accredited
not shockingly, it's cooley

Well all let you apply without a bachelors, but some schools let you actually matriculate and attend without first completing undergrad (in situations other than 3/3 joint BA/JD programs)? Weird. I forgot about the toilets.

yea, 60 credits will do
no bachelors requirement for MI state bar

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Re: Advice

Postby 03152016 » Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:56 am

same rule in CA btw
maybe there are more states, idk

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Re: Advice

Postby leslieknope » Thu Jan 15, 2015 3:15 am

Brut wrote:same rule in CA btw
maybe there are more states, idk


Well I mean in CA you don't actually need a JD to sit for the bar either, because of the whole apprenticeship business.

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Re: Advice

Postby 03152016 » Thu Jan 15, 2015 1:57 pm

leslieknope wrote:
Brut wrote:same rule in CA btw
maybe there are more states, idk


Well I mean in CA you don't actually need a JD to sit for the bar either, because of the whole apprenticeship business.

ya
no one does that tho




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