Info on Western New England School of Law

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thecynic69
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Info on Western New England School of Law

Postby thecynic69 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:53 am

So, I know there is a high chance that I am about to start a troll-fest, but I'm looking for info on Western New England School of Law. In general, employment info on Fourth Tier law schools would also be appreciated (LST clearinghouse seems to have a really low response rate for these sorts of schools, I'm hoping someone has a better source or other info).

The background is simple. A friend is thinking of attending this school, and I would like to convince him to give the whole thing some more thought (preferably without coming off as an elitist bastard). I'm not looking to say these schools are never worth attending or anything like that...

Also, I'd specifically be interested to know if anyone has reason to suspect Western New England's scholarships are suspect. I hear some schools put all the students with high scholarships in one section and the curve assures that a high number of people lose them--higher than might otherwise be the case if such students were evenly distributed around the school; any word on how widespread this is/whether Western New England does this?

Hopefully this thread doesn't go too far down the toilet =X.

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coolgreen42
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Re: Info on Western New England School of Law

Postby coolgreen42 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:02 am

I have a friend who went there on one of those big scholarships and had a really good experience. If you want to stay in Western Mass, it's a fine choice. Most of the people in gov't positions went there. I have no information about whether the awards get taken away, though.

Obviously, it's not a portable degree, but if you are in the area for the long haul, you can still have good results if you finish at the top of your class. (Also, if you are at the top of your class, there can be no risk of aid being revoked).

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Re: Info on Western New England School of Law

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:32 am

What are your friends stats ? (WNEC's LSAT mid-range is 151-155.) I ask to see if better options can be recommended.
Also curious as to why your friend applied to WNEC School of Law since he or she must have decent Tier Two numbers to get a scholarship.
Springfield is not nice, although some of the surrounding area is beautiful. This law school accepts a lot of immature college kids. Employment prospects are dismal. Small local firms & local government.

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ElvisAaron
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Re: Info on Western New England School of Law

Postby ElvisAaron » Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:11 am

Everyone I know who went there loved it. Not everyone is doing well. Of the recent grads, one just quit being a lawyer recently and went back to bartending after years of making sub $50k. Yeah.
The one guy I know who graduated back in the early 90s is a huge success with his own practice, but he had help being from a family of established lawyers. the rest all have mediocre jobs, no one makes significant $$ from what I see.

The sections are few and small, I cant imagine they do that scholarship yank thing you mentioned.




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