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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Online degree and getting a job.
« on: July 15, 2008, 02:14:41 AM »
Uh Thx. I was torn between that and "Cole Law Slaw, Law Crawfish, and SA-LAW-MI."

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Check out the bar's site if you're interested in the statistics. It break's the results down very well, including
ABA schools, Accr bar examiner's schools, correspondence, and just unaccredited schools.

Without question ABA approved schools have the highest pass rates. But a solid second is correspondence schools...especially Concord, taft, and a christian one called oakbrook. Taft boasts a 75% pass rate for all takers(25% dont pass no matter how many times they tried). This, however, is quite high considering that these three schools best even bar examiner schools. Thus its easy to follow that the quality of the education is there. 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 believe the ABA pass rates have more to do with the quality of their students than from the quality of their school. If we took all of stanford's 1l's and put them at concord, I believe you'd see about a ninety percent pass rate for that class.

I've noticed that all unaccredited schools in california have an absolute DISMAL pass rate. Beware.

These statistics are hard to ignore and I believe it's just a matter of time before online schools start receiving more recongnition.

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Distance Education Law Schools / Online degree and getting a job.
« on: July 13, 2008, 02:30:22 AM »
Im thinking of attending an online school and would like to hear from alum(bar graduates) on how their
job search is going. Of course I live in California. Concord, Taft, Northwestern, Oakbrook....What difficulities and biases did you face in the marketplace? Did you have to network excessively? Even if you only got a job that normally just JD's do or whatever, Id like to hear from you. I know a lot of online grads couple their degree with another discipline and seek patent law, etc. I however, would not have such an advantage. Please share, but mainly looking for graduates who are now working at least fairly exclusively in law. Online student who are clerking...would love to hear from you as well. THANKS.

ABA school students: I for one appreciate your hard work and ability to get into a school I could not. You only deserve commendation and praise for your success and efforts. Please, however, avoid posting negative or sarcastic comments on my post. If you have serious, valid points as to the folly of an online degree though, I would read them with due consideration.


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