|Prospective Student here....
||[Mar. 27th, 2006|12:36 pm]
Lewis & Clark Law School
I'm so glad to have stumbled across this community. I'm considering attending L&C for the Environmental and Natural Resources Law program. However, I'm a bit hesitant, and I'm hoping you all can help calm my fears and/or give me some advice.|
I received a Master of Public Affairs from Indiana University-Bloomington, specializing in Environmental Policy, in 2003. While I was in school there, I also enrolled in their JD program. After about 1.5 semesters I dropped out because I just couldn't handle it. Being in a Masters program and a JD program was way too overwhelming to me, and almost all of the law classes were over my head.
So, even though Environmental Law is something I'd really love getting into, I feel as if I've psyched myself out about going to law school. I am at a very different point in my life and I am very interested in going back to school for something, whether it's a law degree, a teaching degree, or something else.
I plan on moving to Portland within the next year, or whenever money and resources allow it (I currently reside in Kansas City, Missouri). Could you all please give me some indication of your experience with L&C? Is there a large dropout rate? Another question I have is, why do they call it a "certificate" program? Is it not a "true" JD program?
Thanks in advance for any help or advice you can offer.