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I'm a 1L student at American Heritage School of Law. I've been studying law schools both ABA and Non-ABA accredited for some time now (like 10 years) and I can tell you what each have to offer. Online law schools are great for working people who have other commitments like full time jobs or kids (or both) ABA schools have a system in place to evaluate, and somewhat regulate, what is taught. FT schools don't allow people to work more than 20 hours a week because they want your main focus on the law, not everything else. Online schools are somewhat different. you take fewer classes so you have more time for work and family. There are different attributes to each system.

I choose AHUSOL because I made choices several years ago that afforded financial freedom from debt. I'm a California native and older (45) than the "typical" law school school student riddled with debt and somewhat unsure financial futures. AHU allows me the freedom to take exams when I have time, not at a scheduled time that would interfere with my current work obligations. While I'm not advocating ANY particular type of law school for everyone because everyone has different situations. If I needed law school to TEACH me to argue in court or how to do any particular task not offered in an online format, I'd have gone to an ABA school; however since I've worked in the transportation industry over 25 years, I've gained nearly three decades experience in a professional setting. In my particular situation I need a law LICENSE, therefore an online law school degree works perfect for me.

In case anyone might be thinking " but what about a job afterwards".......I have two business partners (one a licensed Attorney already) who is waiting for me to pass the bar in CA so we can open our own office.  I'm going to bring business experience and working capital, another person is going to bring 17 years of previous law practice experience and another person is bringing international exposure to the table. Combined we have a solid business plan that will serve a diverse client base.

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General Board / Re: What are my options?
« on: July 14, 2013, 05:08:29 PM »
Not doing well in ONE course is no reason to drop an entire PROGRAM of law school study. You overcame SEVERAL hurdles to get in to LS, don't let ONE thing stop your progress.

My .02

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Looking for some advice....
« on: April 07, 2013, 11:43:43 AM »
I'd question whether anyone with just two years of undergrad work could pass the cal bar unless they were a genius.  Your typical community college grad is going to have trouble stringing together enough coherent words to pass the bar. I am not dissing community college but in many cases it is simply a rehash of High School courses.

ANYONE? ... I'd be careful before posting a blanket comment about something like this in a public forum. There are always people who will dazzle your mind. Good Will Hunting movie. Diamonds in the rough exist without being in the spotlight....but they are still there.

my .02

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Never too late
« on: April 07, 2013, 11:28:35 AM »
I have a federal government job and I believe that a JD would give me an advantage since we deal with contracts all the time.   Not sure if I can justify $150k or more in school debt.  This is why I am torn between a low rated, high tuition ABA school or a more reasonably priced online law school.

Read your post: I think if debt is your main focus, and you don't want to make the practice of law your primary profession, the choice in school would be more clear: choose the lower cost IF that lower cost school will offer you a decent quality legal education. (sorry for the run-on sentence)...LOL

In another light: why buy a formula one race car to commute to work everyday? (unless you live in Germany)

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Online Law School for Wisconsin Bar
« on: April 07, 2013, 11:15:09 AM »
That's because per CA philosophy, anyone regardless of education can take the CA bar. 

Sorry to disappoint you but there are educational requirements to taking the CA bar exam. Your statement suggests ANYONE can take the CA bar exam. Do you think a 9th grader would qualify to sit?

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None of these online law schools have the proper credentials

I have a question....what are the "proper" credentials? Isn't the point of ANY law school to graduate, pass the bar exam and practice law? Once a person is an attorney it really isn't a matter of where he/she went to law school. When was the last time you asked your doctor where he/she went to medical school?...
did it change your mind on receiving medical care? 

I do agree with you regarding cost: go to the cheapest one. I will have zero debt when I graduate with my law degree.

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