The Non Traditional Law Student blog is written by a law student student at Thomas M. Cooley Law School. As the title indicates, the author isn’t your normal law student. They work full-time, have a family, graduated from college in 1995 and drive 70 miles one way every weekend to take classes.
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One of the hardest concepts of law for first year law students is the concept called "Future Interest" which all law students learn in their first semester of Property. Future interest is a right to receive either real or personal property some time in the future, upon a particular date or upon...
Now that the semester is over, many law student who finished early will begin to prepare for the February bar exam. The deadline to file for the 2012 exam is January 17, 2012. Most should have already started taking their preparatory course to prepare. Most have about 30 days to prepare for this...
Those who attend unaccredited law schools in California, after their first year, have to pass, what is commonly know as the "Baby Bar" to get credit for their first year class load. These students have to pass the Baby Bar within their first three attempts after become eligible to take the exam. ...
In California, a ex-journalist is fighting for this right to practice law. The journalist while in his twenties was caught writing fake articles for several magazines. The gentlemen had passed the California's bar exam in 2007. His application was rejected by the Committee of Bar Examiners...
Here is what your second year of law school schedule could look like: Civil Procedure I and II (2 units and 3 units) Constitutional Law I and II (3 units and 3 units) Property (4 units) Two electives of your choiceHere is what your second year of law school schedule could look like: Civil...
Here is the typical work schedule for a non-traditional law student in their first year of law school: Fall Spring Contracts I and II 3 units 2 units Criminal...
Most people think or consider a part time law student as a non-traditional law student because those individuals graduate in 4 years instead of 3 years. If you go to ruthless law school where 20% of your class gets cut in the first year then that is not a bad strategy. The first year in [...]Most...
IRAC stands for Issue, Rule, Analysis, and Conclusion. It is a form of analysis that all law students employ in reading and reviewing any case. It is one of the first things that you learn in law school. You are repeatedly told to formulate a IRAC for every case that you read so that you...
My first class on the first day of law school was Property. Property is not like any other areas of law. Its not straight forward like Civil Procedure or Contract law. Its based on common law and legal concepts that date back to a time the United States was not even formed. The first set...
There is nothing like it. The first day of law school is not pleasant. If you been out of school for a few years and you are just starting law school, there is that nice excitement of being back to show and seeing all the girls and guys in an academic setting but that excitement [...]There is...