Part-Time Applicants (Any/All Schools)

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evoluna
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Postby evoluna » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:14 pm

In at GW pt.
Waiting on GULC pt, and several ft programs.
I'm happy at either GW or GULC pt as I plan to continue working while going to LS but if I get in to a T10 ft program I may just go full time. Anyone with similar sentiments?

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Re: Part-Time Applicants (Any/All Schools)

Postby gatorgirl2012 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:29 pm

evoluna wrote:In at GW pt.
Waiting on GULC pt, and several ft programs.
I'm happy at either GW or GULC pt as I plan to continue working while going to LS but if I get in to a T10 ft program I may just go full time. Anyone with similar sentiments?


How do you feel at GW part-time? Do you work FT or PT? I sometimes wonder if I could actually handle working and law school at the same time....

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Re: Part-Time Applicants (Any/All Schools)

Postby evoluna » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:36 pm

gatorgirl2012 wrote:
evoluna wrote:In at GW pt.
Waiting on GULC pt, and several ft programs.
I'm happy at either GW or GULC pt as I plan to continue working while going to LS but if I get in to a T10 ft program I may just go full time. Anyone with similar sentiments?


How do you feel at GW part-time? Do you work FT or PT? I sometimes wonder if I could actually handle working and law school at the same time....


I haven't actually started yet (just got accepted a few days ago by email).

I think it's a great program for someone in my situation, but I'm still waiting to hear from GULC. I do worry about the workload a bit but I think that as long as you can work your butt off for the first two years or so, the 3rd and 4th years should get easier based on what I've heard. Plus I have a good, flexible job so it shouldn't be that bad.

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Re: Part-Time Applicants (Any/All Schools)

Postby nirvanah » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:52 pm

Since this is a thread where a bunch of part time people are posting, i figured id ask for some input about this. What level of debt do you guys think is an "acceptable" amount of debt for a part time student? How many people are going to go part time so they can still keep working? Im guessing most part time students are at leats 25 +, and have spouses/jobs/other commitments.Personally, ive applied to a few full time programs, (and have gotten in), but Id like to see how much scholarship money Id get. It would have to be a full ride or close to one for me to quit my job, and go to school full time. How much debt does the average part time student carry? (any ideas). I mean if im going to end up having the same amount of debt over 4 years of schools (w/ working) as if i went 3 years (w/o having to work), id go full time for sure.

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Re: Part-Time Applicants (Any/All Schools)

Postby honolulu_hopeful » Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:38 pm

I work with attorneys now, and I asked one how he did law school full time and was able to pay for school and living exspenses. He said he took out loans for schoool to cover tuition and books. And seperate loans just to live off of. So, what I am thinking is that even if tuition cost the same for FT and PT, pt means no loans for living.

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Re: Part-Time Applicants (Any/All Schools)

Postby blacklawboss » Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:47 pm

Current PT 2LE at Fordham, this is a great post. Feel free to ask questions or PM for specifics

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Postby nirvanah » Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:50 pm

How do you like Fordham? Im currently waiting on a reply from them. I applied pretty late (a little under 2 weeks ago).

Do you work during the day, and if so, how manageable was 1L?

Do you find that you have as much exposure as full time students for the "extra" stuff (making connections etc) or is it mostly just work/study/school/repeat?

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Postby blacklawboss » Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:55 pm

nirvanah wrote:How do you like Fordham? Im currently waiting on a reply from them. I applied pretty late (a little under 2 weeks ago).

Do you work during the day, and if so, how manageable was 1L?

Do you find that you have as much exposure as full time students for the "extra" stuff (making connections etc) or is it mostly just work/study/school/repeat?


I actually love Fordham.
1L sucked Arse, but that's pretty much the same for every other 1L in America.
I work full time so it was extra tough trying to balance work/family/school 1st year. Especially with PT students that didn't work. I made it through, and 2L is so much more manageable.
PT students miss out on some stuff, but for the most part we are fully immersed in the campus and the ability to make connections.

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Re: Part-Time Applicants (Any/All Schools)

Postby nirvanah » Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:11 pm

Cool. Good to know :). So far, most people in pt programs who have posted have had positive things to say about their campuses. I was most concerned about the work load for 1L since as you say, it's tough for everyone. I can part timers having a harder time of it (trying to balance everything). Did Fordham consider you for scholarships as well or were scholarships mostly just for full time?

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Postby blacklawboss » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:03 pm

nirvanah wrote:Cool. Good to know :). So far, most people in pt programs who have posted have had positive things to say about their campuses. I was most concerned about the work load for 1L since as you say, it's tough for everyone. I can part timers having a harder time of it (trying to balance everything). Did Fordham consider you for scholarships as well or were scholarships mostly just for full time?


Fordham does offer scholarships to PT student's, but as you have heard the school is cheap. Good luck with that!

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Postby nygrrrl » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:49 pm

blacklawboss wrote:I actually love Fordham.
1L sucked Arse, but that's pretty much the same for every other 1L in America.
I work full time so it was extra tough trying to balance work/family/school 1st year. Especially with PT students that didn't work. I made it through, and 2L is so much more manageable.
PT students miss out on some stuff, but for the most part we are fully immersed in the campus and the ability to make connections.

I'll echo all of this. (Also PT at Fordham, also love it. And BLB is a great classmate!!!)

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Postby ShouPaLooP » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:03 pm

Suffolk University File Complete - Status as of 1/28/13
San Diego Application Received/File Complete - Status as of 1/3/13
SMU Denied as of 1/25/13
Texas Wesleyan Application Under Review - Status as of 1/22/13

I have a 153/3.7

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Re: Part-Time Applicants (Any/All Schools)

Postby blacklawboss » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:12 pm

nygrrrl wrote:
blacklawboss wrote:I actually love Fordham.
1L sucked Arse, but that's pretty much the same for every other 1L in America.
I work full time so it was extra tough trying to balance work/family/school 1st year. Especially with PT students that didn't work. I made it through, and 2L is so much more manageable.
PT students miss out on some stuff, but for the most part we are fully immersed in the campus and the ability to make connections.

I'll echo all of this. (Also PT at Fordham, also love it. And BLB is a great classmate!!!)


Awww thank you thank you, You're far too kind! (You're not so bad yourself :wink: )

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Re: Part-Time Applicants (Any/All Schools)

Postby biggmike » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:33 am

Waitlisted at Cardozo and Brooklyn Law with a 157/3.8.

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Re: Part-Time Applicants (Any/All Schools)

Postby lawgal2016 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:15 pm

Just got into May PT at Cardozo

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Postby chem! » Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:41 pm

SMU PT - admitted via phone call 1/28, still waiting on scholarship information.

All my other apps are for ful-time programs, but it's 99.9% that I'll be at SMU in the fall. Not having to sell a house and move my family is worth a lot to me. Plus, I can substitute and tutor here if I want to, and once things settle down I'll probably want to.

Good luck everybody!

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Postby nirvanah » Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:45 pm

still waiting on response from smu :| they move slooooooow, but i guess no news is better than "deny"....(except i keep obsessively checking, in case i miss when it goes in review or something)

anyway, i think if i get into smu part time, and semi decent $, i'll probably pick smu over the full time admits ive gotten. chem!, do you teach HS chem? Im graduating this may from ut arlington w/ degree in chem :) are you planning on going into IP?

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Re: Part-Time Applicants (Any/All Schools)

Postby shubster » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:45 am

Great thread!

Applied to PT Georgetown, GW, AU, GMU.

LSAT: 156
GPA: 3.8, Graduate Degree: 3.7
Science background.

Waiting to hear back.. keeping fingers crossed esp. for GW and GMU. Georgetown is probably out considering the LSAT score.

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Re: Part-Time Applicants (Any/All Schools)

Postby shubster » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:48 am

evoluna wrote:In at GW pt.
Waiting on GULC pt, and several ft programs.
I'm happy at either GW or GULC pt as I plan to continue working while going to LS but if I get in to a T10 ft program I may just go full time. Anyone with similar sentiments?


Congrats for GW!

if you don't mind me asking, what were your stats?

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Re: Part-Time Applicants (Any/All Schools)

Postby biggmike » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:27 am

18k/yr from Seton Hall with 157/3.78.
I'll probably be going here over Rutgers, Brooklyn, and St. John's.

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Re: Part-Time Applicants (Any/All Schools)

Postby shubster » Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:56 pm

Just got accepted at AU.

Waiting on the rest. Does anyone about the AU program?

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Re: Part-Time Applicants (Any/All Schools)

Postby nirvanah » Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:42 pm

shubster wrote:Just got accepted at AU.

Waiting on the rest. Does anyone about the AU program?



congrats. There are some part time people who post on the AU thread. AU was my first admit (and really quick one at that). The AU thread has a lot of anti AU posts... it seems that it's mostly FT students talking about cost of AU vs job prospects etc. I agree that the school does costy a lot,and isnt generous with scholarships. That being said, PT applicants tend to look for different things in a school, the PT people who posted on the AU thread sound pretty positive about their experiences.

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Re: Part-Time Applicants (Any/All Schools)

Postby shubster » Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:56 pm

nirvanah wrote:
shubster wrote:Just got accepted at AU.

Waiting on the rest. Does anyone about the AU program?



congrats. There are some part time people who post on the AU thread. AU was my first admit (and really quick one at that). The AU thread has a lot of anti AU posts... it seems that it's mostly FT students talking about cost of AU vs job prospects etc. I agree that the school does costy a lot,and isnt generous with scholarships. That being said, PT applicants tend to look for different things in a school, the PT people who posted on the AU thread sound pretty positive about their experiences.


Thanks for the info! good to know. i will look up the AU thread.

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Re: Part-Time Applicants (Any/All Schools)

Postby shubster » Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:56 pm

nirvanah wrote:
shubster wrote:Just got accepted at AU.

Waiting on the rest. Does anyone about the AU program?



congrats. There are some part time people who post on the AU thread. AU was my first admit (and really quick one at that). The AU thread has a lot of anti AU posts... it seems that it's mostly FT students talking about cost of AU vs job prospects etc. I agree that the school does costy a lot,and isnt generous with scholarships. That being said, PT applicants tend to look for different things in a school, the PT people who posted on the AU thread sound pretty positive about their experiences.


Thanks for the info! good to know. i will look up the AU thread.

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Re: Part-Time Applicants (Any/All Schools)

Postby jone7007 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:43 pm

Data on Georgetown's Part-time program. Does anyone else think the 30% drop in # of offers and 57% drop in # of matrics is interesting?

Offical Guide Current 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
# of apps 1,781 2,393 922 864 873 901 1002 878
# of offers 139 198 168 185 188 181 171 190
# of matrics 69 122 127 132 127 130 129 130
75% GPA 3.8 3.79 3.78 3.75 3.77 3.77 3.72 3.71
Median GPA 3.7 3.7 3.62 3.54 3.62 3.54 3.53 -
25% GPA 3.37 3.41 3.42 3.33 3.44 3.32 3.34 3.18
75% LSAT 170 170 168 167 167 167 166 166
Median LSAT 167 167 166 165 165 165 164 -
25% LSAT 163 164 163 160 162 162 160 160




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