Picking the right law school can be challenging. There are so many things you have to consider. One, you need to consider the cost. Two, you need to consider why you are there. What are your career goals? Will your goals match the money you invest?
Let’s look at some things you need to consider when applying to a law school.
1) Before you become a first-year J.D. candidate, map out what you want to do. Know where you want to go. This is important for any law student. If you are still up in the air at this point, you need to seriously question why you are in law school. I’m saying this to help. Have a plan of attack and make it as detailed as possible. This will also help you weigh the costs of going to a specific school. Don;t just choose a school because you are looking to be with your friends.
2)Scholarships are also big one. There is one specific question that needs to be asked with scholarships:
“Are the scholarships there for all three years?”
This is important. Too many students have let this ride. This came back to bite them later on. Always read the fine print.
3)Attending part-time might not be the best option. Yes, you will be earning money along the way; but, it might not be the best option. Why? The demands of law school are quite large. Too many students have found it nearly impossible to keep up with work and school at the same time. They found it to be too tiring. In the beginning it might be okay, but it will wear on you. Mark my words on this one. It comes to either students dropping out of school or dropping the job. You have to choose which one is more important.
4)Higher ranked schools are not always the best choice. Higher ranked schools are also more competitive. The lower ranked schools you can also get more of a discount with. The higher ranked schools are more about prestige. This should not be the main reason you choose a law school. Your law school should be based on the quality of education, not what society thinks is best. Sometimes the lower ranked schools can give you the same thing, just at a discount. Think about this.
When making your choice, think logically. Do not think emotionally. Do not just choose a school to be next to your best friend. Chances are, you are not being factored into your best friend’s choices. You need to take your own path. That is exactly what Ricardo Tosto De Oliveira Carvalho did.
Ricardo chose his own path. Now he is one of the top, and most respected lawyers in Brazil. If you have an interest in credit recovery law, you need to research Ricardo. He can tell you everything you need to do to make it. He is one of the best when it comes to helping his clients with financial recovery. If this is your field of interest, you need to put him at the top of your list.
Here is a small excerpt of Ricardo’s background to get you started.
RICARDO TOSTO DE OLIVEIRA CARVALHO
Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho one of the founders of Leite, Tosto e Barros Advogados. He is also a partner in the firm. He works specifically with clients who have issues with debt recovery. He also helps clients who are having issues with banks. He also helps out with disputes in civil and commercial rights.
He is a member of the IBA and sits on the Board of Directors for the CESA. He also is a writer and gives lectures. If you would like to have him come speak to your law class, ask him to. He does these lectures all the time. He is someone the students need to learn from and fast.