Dear fellow bloggers,
I am not your conventional law school student. I went to a non-prestigious undergraduate school and finished with a not-so impressive GPA. Taking the LSAT, I scored in the 30th percentile. The aample program gives people the opportunity to demonstrate their skill despite weaknesses in conventional law school admission metrics. My admissions staff counselor saw past my sub-par GPA and LSAT; he admired and praised at the fact that all my feats were accomplished while having a full time job, raising a family, and serving honorably overseas.
The aample program is an act in good faith that the school will vouch for you regardless of weaknesses in your application so long as you pass two courses. I cannot speak intelligently about aample courses administered from schools outside of the INFILAW network. I can claim however, based on my experience in successfully finishing aample at Charlotte Law that, the program is designed to set every student up for success. Those that want help, receive it! If you have a job, quit or take a leave of absence.
My advice for bloggers criticizing aample or "3T" schools is that while you are probably correct about many of your assumptions, discouraging someone from following a long term objective of practicing law in the manner to which you've taken online, is sophomoric and unprofessional. Mathematically, you need "3t" or "4t" schools to be considered a top law school graduate right?! Think about it. Some of us just want to sit for the bar and practice law.
My advice for potential AAMPLE students or 3T matriculants, do not be discouraged by the elitist that take to this forum only to brag about how smarter they are or how they've made the right academic decision from the day they were born. If you're in, you're in! Plus, what is the point of having a prestigious degree if you cannot exercise a fundamental virtue like humility. I've sat through many interviews and have beat out application pools with 1st tier applicants because of what i could bring to the table as a person and not what was on my transcript. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding any of the aforementioned. firstname.lastname@example.org