July 10, 2018 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm #1554817eladwarrenParticipant
Hi everyone I am writing this because I have reached desperation,
I spent 4.5 years in yeshiva as well as 2.5 in university and unfortunately the way things happened I was not able to get a degree from any of the institutions I attended for various reasons either I wasnt there long enough or they didn’t offer a degree.
I left university to go to Yeshiva, I want to go to law school next year.
Im 27 years old. I don’t have time anymore.
Does someone know of anywhere I can finish it up quickly or know of somewhere that will help me?
Please help.July 10, 2018 1:57 pm at 1:57 pm #1554901YankelleParticipant
If your goal is law school, just focus on doing the best you can on the LSATs. If you score really well, let’s sat 165 or above, you should have a relatively easy time getting into a law school with a BTL.July 10, 2018 1:57 pm at 1:57 pm #1554926ubiquitinParticipant
“Does someone know of anywhere I can finish it up quickly”
How quickly are we talking?
You say ” I spent 4.5 years in yeshiva as well as 2.5 in university ” by my calculation in 1.5 years you should be able to get a degree from the university you went to, even if they don’t accept ANY of your Yeshiva credits.
1.5 years is quick in my book.
I cant imagine there is a quicker way to a BTL than 1.5 years. Keep in mind using a BTL to get into a normal law school isn’t the easiest thing in the world, I would be very wary of a sketchy BTL that is given in < 1.5 years.July 10, 2018 1:58 pm at 1:58 pm #1554945akupermaParticipant
1. To get into a law school you need a bachelor’s (almost always). It can be in anything though usually accreditation is required. Its possible something similar to “Empire State College” (in New York, there are others elsewher) will help with the credential. You might want to consider doing online courses from an accredited university that is liberal in granting credit for past work. Also note that while there is no formal pre-law requriements, courses in history, social sciences and communication (written and oral) are important if you want to suceed as a law school student and lawyer.
2. You realize that unless your dream is to “hang out a shingle” and build a practice from scratch, the employment prospects from a non-elite law school are less than good. It shoud be noted that law schools have not radically cut tuition to reflect the difficulty of all but the best students earning enough to pay off the student loans incurred in going to law school. The less expensive law schools (run by public universities, for in-state residents at least) tend to be very hard to get into.
3. If you want to become a lawyer since you think it will lead to great riches, you are probably making a big mistake. Have you ever worked in a law office? Do you actually know what lawyers do for a living? Even if your living costs are covered (e.g. living at home), the cost of law school does approach a quarter-million dollars, with no guaranty of earnings to pay off the loan. If you really want to be a lawyer, even if it doesn’t pay much more than a teacher, go for it. If you think a JD is the next best thing to be the sole heir of a rich relative, you are making a big mistake,
4. You have 93 years to go (and even if you don’t make it, you have 40 until you are qualify for full social security). It’s no rush. If you already need to support a family, look into a “night law school” which takes longer to graduate, but leave times for a full time job.July 10, 2018 1:58 pm at 1:58 pm #1554949wthParticipant
Check out Melamed Academy. I obtained a BA thru TESU in less than a year with their help.December 13, 2020 1:09 am at 1:09 am #1928030zevissParticipant
You can go to the Mirrer Yeshiva in Brooklyn for 1 zman and get a degree from them.
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