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Law Students => Online Law Schools => Topic started by: calgal27 on July 06, 2015, 07:58:58 PM

Title: American International School of Law
Post by: calgal27 on July 06, 2015, 07:58:58 PM
This seems to be a newer distant learning school.  Anybody know anything about it?  They are certainly affordable... Comparable to Northwestern.   They sent me the syllabus for each first year class which breaks down everything that is required and needs to be done for the class for the entire year.   It lists the books required and every thing which really is helpful to make a decision. 
Title: Re: American International School of Law
Post by: Maintain FL 350 on July 07, 2015, 08:21:32 AM
I've never heard of it. As in any situation like this, "Proceed with Caution".

Try to research who is running the place, who is teaching/grading, have any grads passed the bar, etc? I would also look into where their physical plant is located (is it in the U.S.?) and accreditation (regional, DETC?).
Title: Re: American International School of Law
Post by: Citylaw on July 07, 2015, 05:45:38 PM
As Maintain says proceed with caution when dealing with any unaccredited school. 

If it is to good to be true it probably is, but no harm in looking.

However, I would encourage any prospective law student to attend an ABA school and if they know they want to be in California then a California Bar Accredited School might suffice, but an unaccredited school is unaccredited. If they don't do things appropriately then they can say we are not accredited.

Just as your friend could take a scalpel and cut you open if you allowed them to (I realize this is a forum with lawyers and I imagine that might be criminal, but this is just a hypo)  allowing your friend cut you open would not be a wise decision and you would be better off going to a licensed surgeon. Your friend might actually do better than a licensed surgeon, but I would be significant sums of money that the surgeon would perform better.

To sum it all up an unaccredited school can provide a good education and American International School of Law might allow you to sit for a bar exam somewhere, but an accredited school guarantees that you can. When dealing with the life altering choice of whether or not attend law school maybe being able to take the bar exam is not a good place to be in.

Title: Re: American International School of Law
Post by: Citylaw on July 07, 2015, 05:49:04 PM
As an FYI here is a list of the ABA, CBA and unaccredited correspondence schools provided by the California State Bar. http://admissions.calbar.ca.gov/Education/LegalEducation/LawSchools.aspx

I recommend ABA to anyone unless you want to live in a town like Chico, Fresno, or even Monterrey then the local CBA schools might be better than more distant ABA schools.