bombed second semester---stay in or drop out

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Re: bombed second semester---stay in or drop out

Postby theantiscalia » Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:38 am

bgdddymtty wrote:
sdlaw wrote:Debating going back to school and getting a masters in accounting, maybe an mba or....

The master's in accounting is a reasonable choice, although it's possible you'll run into precisely the issues that are troubling you about law school (lower-ranked school, low grades, lack of enthusiasm, lack of job prospects).

As for the MBA, you need substantial (read: more than one year, and not telemarketing) work experience to get into any MBA program worth getting into. Even if you find one that lets you in, it'll be next to impossible to get an MBA-worthy job coming out of school. I can't stress enough how different the b-school model is from the law school one.


I don't mean to be a dick, but if you're doing that badly at a low-ranked law school, I'd seriously question your ability to pass the bar, especially in California. And if you went for the accounting degree, I'd question your ability to pass the CPA exam, which has a pass rate notoriously lower than the bar.

Drop out. And think long and hard before you invest in an accounting degree... you might not be able to pass that exam afterwards...

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Re: bombed second semester---stay in or drop out

Postby gwuorbust » Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:51 am

zeth006 wrote:
MTal wrote:Drop out now. No conditions.


Why is an accountant who dropped out of law school over a year ago still posting here?


why do you care what he does with his time?

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Re: bombed second semester---stay in or drop out

Postby bgdddymtty » Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:25 am

theantiscalia wrote:I don't mean to be a dick, but if you're doing that badly at a low-ranked law school, I'd seriously question your ability to pass the bar, especially in California. And if you went for the accounting degree, I'd question your ability to pass the CPA exam, which has a pass rate notoriously lower than the bar.
Vastly different skill sets required.

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Re: bombed second semester---stay in or drop out

Postby memphisbelle » Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:40 am

Run. It's hard enough to get a job in the non-law field. Say being a lawyer fell through. It would be even harder to get an non-law job with a JD, since a common perception is that you would be overqualified. In addition to this, the hiring manager may assume that either you aren't good at being a lawyer and can't hack it or that you would take any opportunity that comes available to get back into the law field. Do something else. Sorry it didn't work out. :(

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Re: bombed second semester---stay in or drop out

Postby nickwar » Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:18 pm

sdlaw wrote:
bartleby wrote:how much are you paying for law school


Sticker at private...aka 200k. Good connections, high profile private mediator in area, parent is judge outside of area, good contacts with a couple attny's who are in house. Definitely no guaranteed job though.

Outside of law...nothing but a poli sci undergrad degree and telemarketing for a year(only thing worse was prob 1l year, but that's a toss up). I dont hate law, I also definitely don't love law. I could do it and be fine, but I'd be perfectly happy leaving if there was some other option.

Debating going back to school and getting a masters in accounting, maybe an mba or....

Oh other factor...I'm probably getting married soon and my wife to be will be making a decent salary by the time I graduate, enough to pay all our bills so 100 % of my income could go to law loans



Stay in school and then marry the girl and ditch her with your debt. HTH

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Re: bombed second semester---stay in or drop out

Postby bgdddymtty » Fri Jun 10, 2011 5:55 pm

nickwar wrote:
sdlaw wrote:
bartleby wrote:how much are you paying for law school


Sticker at private...aka 200k. Good connections, high profile private mediator in area, parent is judge outside of area, good contacts with a couple attny's who are in house. Definitely no guaranteed job though.

Outside of law...nothing but a poli sci undergrad degree and telemarketing for a year(only thing worse was prob 1l year, but that's a toss up). I dont hate law, I also definitely don't love law. I could do it and be fine, but I'd be perfectly happy leaving if there was some other option.

Debating going back to school and getting a masters in accounting, maybe an mba or....

Oh other factor...I'm probably getting married soon and my wife to be will be making a decent salary by the time I graduate, enough to pay all our bills so 100 % of my income could go to law loans



Stay in school and then marry the girl and ditch her with your debt. HTH

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Re: bombed second semester---stay in or drop out

Postby shoeshine » Fri Jun 10, 2011 6:08 pm

bgdddymtty wrote:
nickwar wrote:
sdlaw wrote:
bartleby wrote:how much are you paying for law school


Sticker at private...aka 200k. Good connections, high profile private mediator in area, parent is judge outside of area, good contacts with a couple attny's who are in house. Definitely no guaranteed job though.

Outside of law...nothing but a poli sci undergrad degree and telemarketing for a year(only thing worse was prob 1l year, but that's a toss up). I dont hate law, I also definitely don't love law. I could do it and be fine, but I'd be perfectly happy leaving if there was some other option.

Debating going back to school and getting a masters in accounting, maybe an mba or....

Oh other factor...I'm probably getting married soon and my wife to be will be making a decent salary by the time I graduate, enough to pay all our bills so 100 % of my income could go to law loans



Stay in school and then marry the girl and ditch her with your debt. HTH

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