Thomas Jefferson School of Law VS. Whittier Law School

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abarraga
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Thomas Jefferson School of Law VS. Whittier Law School

Postby abarraga » Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:17 am

OK so I have seen alot of shit talking on this site and I ask that all comments and opinions are unbiased because I am already confused as it is and there is no need to bad mouth I want facts and honest thoughts.

I have been waitlisted at TJSL and have been admitted into the Hochner Pre-Admissions Summer Program at WSL. If I pass the program at WSL I am granted a spot in their Fall class of 2012 and I am hoping that by passing this class I can convince TJSL to grant me a spot in their class too. Now the dilemma comes in if I get into both. I dont know which to choose. I am certain I will end up in SD (due to the fact my fiance has his career established there) so I dont know where I should go...

HELP...

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Re: Thomas Jefferson School of Law VS. Whittier Law School

Postby Ludo! » Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:27 am

This is my completely unbiased opinion - retake the LSAT or don't go. This is not shit talking, just the most rational advice based on the employment statistics for both of these schools. Your chance of getting any kind of legal job will be slim.

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Re: Thomas Jefferson School of Law VS. Whittier Law School

Postby romothesavior » Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:29 am

The facts are that these are two pf the very worst schools in the country. Both schools are atrocious decisions at any price point in just about all circumstances. You would be making a colossal mistake by going to either. That's not shit talk. Its the truth!

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Re: Thomas Jefferson School of Law VS. Whittier Law School

Postby dkb17xzx » Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:29 am

List of possible responses you will get:

1. FLAME

2. Troll

3. Retake

4. Retake

5. Retake

6. For the love of god, retake

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Re: Thomas Jefferson School of Law VS. Whittier Law School

Postby goldeneye » Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:41 am

you really should retake. those pre-admission programs are total money grabs, and tbh, getting waitlisted at tjsl isn't a great sign. save yourself thousands of dollars, do well on the lsat, and get a huge scholarship to usd.

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Re: Thomas Jefferson School of Law VS. Whittier Law School

Postby Elendil » Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:45 am

The Wall Street Journal published an interesting piece on legal employment this morning:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142 ... atsNewsTop

In which they claim:

The Wall Street Journal wrote:More than 20 schools reported that fewer than 40% of their graduates had secured such jobs [long-term legal employment]. The bottom five included Whittier College (17%), University of the District of Columbia (21%), Golden Gate University (22%), Thomas Jefferson School of Law (27%) and Western New England University (30%).


EDIT: For further reading... http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/09/busin ... f=business

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Re: Thomas Jefferson School of Law VS. Whittier Law School

Postby Ti Malice » Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:52 am

abarraga wrote:OK so I have seen alot of shit talking on this site and I ask that all comments and opinions are unbiased because I am already confused as it is and there is no need to bad mouth I want facts and honest thoughts.


It sounds like this is not in fact what you want. It appears that what you want is for some people to reassure you that attending at least one of these two schools would not be an unspeakably terrible decision that could utterly ruin you financially. That isn't going to happen on this forum. The "shit-talking" you mention is firmly grounded in clear facts that demonstrate beyond dispute what awful investments paying to attend either of these schools would be.

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Re: Thomas Jefferson School of Law VS. Whittier Law School

Postby rad lulz » Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:25 am

Enjoy debtors prison.

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Re: Thomas Jefferson School of Law VS. Whittier Law School

Postby dpk711 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:07 am

Retake or don't go.

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Mr. Pancakes
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Re: Thomas Jefferson School of Law VS. Whittier Law School

Postby Mr. Pancakes » Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:22 am

dpk711 wrote:Retake or don't go.

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Re: Thomas Jefferson School of Law VS. Whittier Law School

Postby abc12345675 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:29 am

Flame.

Either that or you are one stupid human being. For more reasons than one. You got waitlisted at Thomas Jefferson? I am shocked they even have a waitlist.

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Re: Thomas Jefferson School of Law VS. Whittier Law School

Postby Law4889 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:30 am

Check out the front page of the WSJ today regarding a recent ABA report on percentage of students with full time jobs requiring law degrees. Both of these schools come in the bottom five

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Re: Thomas Jefferson School of Law VS. Whittier Law School

Postby Kikero » Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:32 am

rad lulz wrote:Enjoy debtors prison.


:lol:

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Re: Thomas Jefferson School of Law VS. Whittier Law School

Postby Scotchandsoda » Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:34 am

abc12345675 wrote:Flame.

Either that or you are one stupid human being. For more reasons than one. You got waitlisted at Thomas Jefferson? I am shocked they even have a waitlist.


There's no point in being a dick about it. Retake or don't go would have sufficed.

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Re: Thomas Jefferson School of Law VS. Whittier Law School

Postby fatduck » Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:34 am

Scotchandsoda wrote:
abc12345675 wrote:Flame.

Either that or you are one stupid human being. For more reasons than one. You got waitlisted at Thomas Jefferson? I am shocked they even have a waitlist.


There's no point in being a dick about it. Retake or don't go would have sufficed.

doesn't matter, op won't be back

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Re: Thomas Jefferson School of Law VS. Whittier Law School

Postby Mr. Pancakes » Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:36 am

fatduck wrote:
Scotchandsoda wrote:
abc12345675 wrote:Flame.

Either that or you are one stupid human being. For more reasons than one. You got waitlisted at Thomas Jefferson? I am shocked they even have a waitlist.


There's no point in being a dick about it. Retake or don't go would have sufficed.

doesn't matter, op won't be back

at least not with that handle.

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Re: Thomas Jefferson School of Law VS. Whittier Law School

Postby splitbrain » Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:11 pm

abarraga wrote:OK so I have seen alot of shit talking on this site and I ask that all comments and opinions are unbiased because I am already confused as it is and there is no need to bad mouth I want facts and honest thoughts.

I have been waitlisted at TJSL and have been admitted into the Hochner Pre-Admissions Summer Program at WSL. If I pass the program at WSL I am granted a spot in their Fall class of 2012 and I am hoping that by passing this class I can convince TJSL to grant me a spot in their class too. Now the dilemma comes in if I get into both. I dont know which to choose. I am certain I will end up in SD (due to the fact my fiance has his career established there) so I dont know where I should go...

HELP...

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