N/A

(Applications Advice, Letters of Recommendation . . . )
dksockies
Posts: 16
Joined: Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:50 pm

N/A

Postby dksockies » Sat Apr 04, 2015 11:13 pm

Deleted
Last edited by dksockies on Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:39 pm, edited 2 times in total.

User avatar
Mack.Hambleton
Posts: 5417
Joined: Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:09 am

Re: Considering Quitting TFA After Year One/Affect Admissions?

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Sat Apr 04, 2015 11:23 pm

If it's affecting your mental health and not what you signed up for GTFO. Lots of people leave TFA before their two years because it sucks in general and I doubt it will have any impact in admissions. If it does come up in an interview you can just explain why you left.

CanadianWolf
Posts: 10576
Joined: Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:54 pm

Re: Considering Quitting TFA After Year One/Affect Admissions?

Postby CanadianWolf » Sun Apr 05, 2015 12:50 am

Seems like this TFA assignment is not a good match. Might be best to move on. Shouldn't affect law school admissions if you explain your dissatisfaction in a less accusatory manner & more as a poor fit.

User avatar
RunnerRunner
Posts: 236
Joined: Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:16 pm

Re: Considering Quitting TFA After Year One/Affect Admissions?

Postby RunnerRunner » Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:38 am

Info on stats/where you want to go to law school?

dksockies
Posts: 16
Joined: Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:50 pm

N/A

Postby dksockies » Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:07 pm

Deleted
Last edited by dksockies on Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:39 pm, edited 2 times in total.

User avatar
RunnerRunner
Posts: 236
Joined: Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:16 pm

Re: Considering Quitting TFA After Year One/Affect Admissions?

Postby RunnerRunner » Sun Apr 05, 2015 2:09 pm

PM'd your response.

User avatar
zombie mcavoy
Posts: 428
Joined: Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:11 pm

Re: Considering Quitting TFA After Year One/Affect Admissions?

Postby zombie mcavoy » Sun Apr 05, 2015 2:13 pm

regardless of your lsat score berk is probably not going to happen with that GPA, just so you don't get your hopes up.

User avatar
hillz
Posts: 1050
Joined: Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:41 pm

Re: Considering Quitting TFA After Year One/Affect Admissions?

Postby hillz » Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:52 am

Your mental health is worth more than that, so I would get out. I would also keep it on my resume, otherwise there's going to be a gap of over a year that may look odd to Ad Comms. I don't think you need to write an addendum. If you're asked about it, just explain in a professional way that it wasn't a good fit for you.

If I were you, I would start looking for another job (maybe still in a nonprofit/ed type field, if possible). It will give you more depth and you'll have something to talk about during your admissions interviews.

FloridaCoastalorbust
Posts: 1343
Joined: Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:43 pm

Re: Considering Quitting TFA After Year One/Affect Admissions?

Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:23 am

I don't see it being an issue at all. I know many TFAers (S/O included) and am familiar with the extreme emotional duress it places on its participants. Quit, score high on the LSAT and you'll be fine.

User avatar
MistakenGenius
Posts: 825
Joined: Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:18 pm

Post removed.

Postby MistakenGenius » Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:52 am

Post removed.
Last edited by MistakenGenius on Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:12 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
TheSpanishMain
Posts: 4741
Joined: Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:26 pm

Re: Considering Quitting TFA After Year One/Affect Admissions?

Postby TheSpanishMain » Mon Apr 06, 2015 5:35 pm

If your mental health is an issue, I'd hold off on attending law school until you're ready to deal with all the law school stress/bullshit.

Also, why do you think the administration is specifically shitty towards people of color as opposed to shitty in general? I'm not saying you're wrong or lying obviously, just curious.

User avatar
Desert Fox
Progressively loosing literacy
Posts: 17958
Joined: Thu Sep 04, 2014 4:34 pm

Re: Considering Quitting TFA After Year One/Affect Admissions?

Postby Desert Fox » Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:29 pm

It is my understanding that you are employed by the school itself right? Why even mention that you got hired through TFA?

omd3117
Posts: 71
Joined: Tue May 13, 2014 8:23 pm

Re: Considering Quitting TFA After Year One/Affect Admissions?

Postby omd3117 » Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:39 pm

post removed
Last edited by omd3117 on Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:37 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
sneezus
Posts: 177
Joined: Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:13 pm

Re: Considering Quitting TFA After Year One/Affect Admissions?

Postby sneezus » Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:59 pm

hey OP,

it shouldn't harm you at all. I am also a 1st year CM right now. fortunately i realized at the beginning of the year that this was a shit program, and i was able to get my apps in this cycle (i took the LSAT during undergrad). i've had a nice cycle, nabbed good money in the T14 as well as CCN admission. in other words, I have performed about as well as my numbers predicted i would.

the only schools that asked about the TFA thing also admitted me. get out, move forward with no regrets/guilt.




Return to “Law School Admissions Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests