Re: I just have a few questions
1. I am thinking about going to a night law school that is not yet certified by the ABA. Does anyone know how this will affect my ability to get a job out of the state of Alabama? The school is accredited by SACS. Or, can anyone post a link to a site that can help me? I need to go to a night school, because I am a teacher and need to continue to support my family.
For the most part, if you graduate from a non-accredited law school you will not be able to sit for the bar exam in any other state (California appears to be an exception
2. I graduated with my undergrad degree with a GPA of 3.45. Around what LSAT score will I need to get some type of scholarship? I know that this varies from school to school, but can someone give me what a good LSAT score would be?
Sorry, the best answer I can give to this question is "it varies from school to school."
3. What good books can I read about law school and practicing law?
This is an interesting question. I'll start a new thread on the subject.
I am thinking of attending Thomas Goode Jones School of Law in Montgomery, Alabama. They have a first-time pass rate of the Alabama Bar Exam of nearly 90%. The average passing rate of the Alabama Bar Exam is 55%. They are a reputable school in the state, and they seem to require the same course work that Cumberland and UA Law Schools require. So, why are they not yet accredited by the ABA? It doesn't make sense to me.
There are a number of reasons why a school wouldn't be accredited by the ABA. Sometimes it's just because the school is too new (I don't think the ABA will accredit any school less than five years old). Otherwise, it's because the school doesn't meet the ABA standards in some way. Could be the quality of the faculty, the number of books in the library ... who knows?