Credit load concerns

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LawIdiot86
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Credit load concerns

Postby LawIdiot86 » Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:14 pm

I'm a 3L in a JD/LLM program with a firm SA next summer. Every semester of law school, I've taken 14-16 credits. I only need 8 to graduate in the spring, but I intend to register for a full course load. However, my favorite professor is offering a non-credit advanced version of his specialty for interested students. It would be about 3 credits of work, just not final or record on my transcript. As of now, I'm registered for 11 credits and on the wait-list for 2 more credits. Will my firm consider it slacking off if I just took the minimum to stay full-time of 12 credits? I could explain if they asked that it is really 15 credits with this guy's non-credit course factored in, but I'm afraid they won't ask and will just ding me as being lazy.

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vamedic03
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Re: Credit load concerns

Postby vamedic03 » Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:30 pm

Firms do not care about how many classes your take nor do they care (outside of a handful of exceptions) what classes you take. So long as you take enough credits to: (a) graduate and (b) meet your school's full time student requirement you're fine.

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Re: Credit load concerns

Postby LawIdiot86 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:34 pm

Thanks.




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