« on: August 10, 2008, 08:41:45 AM »
... Also remember that the quality of the student, in general, is not as likely to be the "type A" wiz, the one who nearly aces everything as an undergrad in order to attend the best law school. ...
I think you are making a mistake on that point. The online schools differ from the regional, state, and non-ABA brick and mortar schools. If you have a student at a brick and mortar school that is only state accredited, they likely did not have the academic skill to get into a better school. In the case of the online/corr. schools though, you add another class of student, the ones who just don't have the time to leave their current profession and go to a physical law school. As an example, when I went to CA to take the Baby Bar, I was talking with some other students. One was a heart surgeon at the Mayo Clinic, one was a CPA and investigator for the IRS, one was in federal law enforcement, and I have a MS in Software Development. None of us were failures as students, we just had families, and couldn't drop everything for law school. I suspect that the higher rate of Bar passage for correspondence/online schools is due to this group.
I could not agree more