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Dismissal

Postby dovlet » Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:01 pm

I was dismissed from the law school since I could not make 2.0. English is not my first language, had problem with hearing and might be that I had problem with writing skills since my professors might not understand. I went to appeal committee and they denied me. Any suggestions is it possible to avoid the dismissal and go to upper level?

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Re: Dismissal

Postby lawschoolgiant » Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:12 pm

dovlet wrote:I was dismissed from the law school since I could not make 2.0. English is not my first language, had problem with hearing and might be that I had problem with writing skills since my professors might not understand. I went to appeal committee and they denied me. Any suggestions is it possible to avoid the dismissal and go to upper level?



go to the Supreme Court....or......learn English; repeat.

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Re: Dismissal

Postby 03121202698008 » Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:16 pm

What school?

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Re: Dismissal

Postby Grizz » Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:16 pm

dovlet wrote:Any suggestions is it possible to avoid the dismissal and go to upper level?


lol wut

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Re: Dismissal

Postby cartercl » Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:18 pm

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Re: Dismissal

Postby James Bond » Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:19 pm

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Re: Dismissal

Postby Notor » Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:20 pm

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Re: Dismissal

Postby vamedic03 » Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:20 pm

cartercl wrote:
dovlet wrote:
But take what I say with a grain of salt. I'm no lawyer, and I'm a 0L. But, I do work with a lawyer (disabilities) and we had a ADA, Title III issue somewhat like this.

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Re: Dismissal

Postby thecilent » Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:21 pm

rad law wrote:
dovlet wrote:Any suggestions is it possible to avoid the dismissal and go to upper level?


lol wut


lolllll

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Re: Dismissal

Postby Cavalier » Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:24 pm

Your posting history suggests you attended this law school. If that's the case, consider your dismissal a blessing.

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Re: Dismissal

Postby prosp23 » Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:24 pm

Wait the requisite 2 years and try again. Look up the ABA rules for what you have to do during those 2 years you take off and what you'll need for readmission to an accredited school.

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Re: Dismissal

Postby cartercl » Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:27 pm

vamedic03 wrote:
cartercl wrote:
dovlet wrote:
But take what I say with a grain of salt. I'm no lawyer, and I'm a 0L. But, I do work with a lawyer (disabilities) and we had a ADA, Title III issue somewhat like this.


I also said that this issue is not the same. Plus, I also acknowledge my limited knowledge.

But, the point of my post was encourage OP to seek legal advice. Maybe I didn't make that clear. Sorry.

But: I do recognize the error in posting in the forum for current law students. Didn't recognize that at first. Just saw the posting on the main page.
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Mr. Matlock
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Re: Dismissal

Postby Mr. Matlock » Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:28 pm

Take solace in the fact that if you were a Florida resident, at least your tuition wasn't very expensive. $7,567 a year is pretty damned cheap IMHO.




Interesting tid-bit for FAMU (Florida A & M): 75% LSAT is 147 and 25% is 140, with only a 8.7% attrition.

Let the TLS mob chew on that for a while.

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Re: Dismissal

Postby NewLawStudent » Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:38 pm

Where are you from and how long have you been living in this country?

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Re: Dismissal

Postby thecilent » Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:42 pm

Mr. Matlock wrote:Interesting tid-bit for FAMU (Florida A & M): 75% LSAT is 147 and 25% is 140, with only a 8.7% attrition.


This is scary.

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Re: Dismissal

Postby BaronDetroit » Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:17 pm

At the first week orientation at my school- the dean of academics specifically told everybody that if you are having problems of any kind- take care of it before the exams. Because after the exams she can not help you. She also said she has heard it all the reasons why someone did poorly.

I don't think you will have much luck in appealing, but you can always reapply for Fall 2011 and give it another shot.

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Re: Dismissal

Postby Grizz » Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:37 pm

Mr. Matlock wrote:Take solace in the fact that if you were a Florida resident, at least your tuition wasn't very expensive. $7,567 a year is pretty damned cheap IMHO.




Interesting tid-bit for FAMU (Florida A & M): 75% LSAT is 147 and 25% is 140, with only a 8.7% attrition.

Let the TLS mob chew on that for a while.


This, plus the school has been wracked by scandal for years now. FAMU is pathetic.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florida_A%26M_University_College_of_Law

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Re: Dismissal

Postby moonie » Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:41 pm

Dude, I sympathize with you, but you need to understand that it is hard to fix anything now - particularly with a problem that you may anticipate way before the exams. Plus, the non-native speaker thing is not always a good excuse on itself: I know most schools are willing to make accommodations for foreign LLM students because they are viewed as "foreign attorneys", but non-native JD students are expected to meet the same academic requirements as their American peers.

Having gone through 1L as a non-native speaker myself, I understand that it is definitely not easy, and it may not even be fair (if this is your first year in an English-speaking environment). Nevertheless, I have seen foreign students who are able to succeed phenomenally and even make it onto LR - that's why I say the non-native speaker thing is not a sufficient excuse per se: your personal difficulties do not necessarily justify class-wide accommodation. After all, we are here to be US-educated attorneys, right?

Try to talk with your school and, if it does not work, move on to something else, learn English, and reapply. It may turn out to be a blessing because you will be (hopefully) better prepared and get into a better school.

Good luck.

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Re: Dismissal

Postby dovlet » Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:41 pm

it is FAMU

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Re: Dismissal

Postby dovlet » Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:57 pm

FAMU

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Re: Dismissal

Postby dovlet » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:21 pm

from Turkmenistan

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Re: Dismissal

Postby MapleM » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:31 pm

What was your score in listening and speaking for TOEFL??

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Re: Dismissal

Postby imacpa » Sat Jul 03, 2010 1:45 am

I'm very sorry to hear about your dismissal. It's almost impossible to get a dismissal overturned on an appeal. Therefore, you will need to wait out 2 years (per ABA rules) unless the law school somehow allows you to start over again in the Fall semester.

When you attempt to get back in or apply to another law school I would suggest being honest about what happened and not to make any excuses. I don't know much about your story but it sounds to me that this dismissal could have been avoided only if you had sought help earlier in the school year. You have to accept responsibility for where you are today because it's really no one else's fault. You simply failed to take advantage of any resources to help you succeed when the problem was already apparent.


dovlet wrote:I was dismissed from the law school since I could not make 2.0. English is not my first language, had problem with hearing and might be that I had problem with writing skills since my professors might not understand. I went to appeal committee and they denied me. Any suggestions is it possible to avoid the dismissal and go to upper level?




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