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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Help me pick an online law school
« on: October 09, 2012, 04:14:43 PM »
I'm thinking of attending online law school and I don't know what one to pick. I've interviewed most of all of them, and they each have their good and bad. Money is not an issue as I am willing to pay the extra money for the better education. ALU and Northwestern both teach one class at a time. Concord teaches four classes at at a time. I think one class at a time is better. Some of them also have online video learning that we can watch the instructor teach a live class, although I don't know what schools do this.

Can I get anybody's input that has attended these online colleges or others ones? I realize everybody has different learning styles amd works for you might not work for me, but I would like input anyways.

Help me decide. Thanks.


I'm almost finished my 1st year at Taft. I'm taking Contracts, Criminal Law, Torts and Legal Writing. There is an assignment once a week for any one. It alternates. Almost all assignments have videos from Taft Instructors.

Law School is totally different then what I thought it would be. That's not a bad thing. There is a lot of reading and essay writing. No matter which school you choose, you are going to go over the same material and how well you do, depends on how you apply yourself. I believe Taft has the best baby bar and CA bar pass rate. Hope that this helps. If you have any questions, let me know.








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General Board / Re: 1L Legal Writing Prep
« on: May 16, 2012, 10:59:57 PM »
Yes, don't legalese.

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Online Law School for Wisconsin Bar
« on: April 18, 2012, 01:36:30 AM »
There is all this debate about non aba and aba. Why is this such a paradigm shift for so many? We are all reading the same laws, hornbooks, cases et cetera. I don't see why, just because you communicate online for your online JD and study where you want, everyone is going nuts saying it can't be. We are all using the same materials and we all take the same tests. If you pass the bar you pass the bar. That is the proof. But then you hear oh it's not the socratic method. Online law schools do not use the socratic method. Give me a break. How often does the same student get called on. Read a hornbook for 15 minutes. There's your own personal 1 on 1 socratic method.

Here's is the link for Wisconsin and Wisconsin out of all states.
http://www.wisbar.org/am/template.cfm?section=wisconsin_lawyer&template=/cm/contentdisplay.cfm&contentid=48968


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Any degree that you can afford is always worth it in the sense that you gain knowledge that you can apply to your personal life and bring with  you to the job. Whether or not it would help you get promoted depends on the job itself. You being in that field would have better access to that knowledge than we would. Look at the qualifications of your superiors. What degrees do they tend to have? Whatever those are, probably are the ones that would help promote you the fastest.

Well said Sollicitus.

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I am interested in attending Concord for several reasons to include time and money.  My ultimate goal is to teach college courses and I see that Concord has an EJD as well.  Are either the  JD or EJD acceptable?  Concord is DETC and since it's part of Kaplan, I understand it is regionally accredited as well from what I understand.  Most schools require a regionally accreditied terminal degree such as a Phd or Doctorate.     Any information is appreciated.


This is a good question. I would contact the school that you want to teach at and ask them.

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: What are my chances?.....
« on: February 15, 2012, 11:59:55 PM »
I'm pretty sure s/he just meant everyone on LSD (I hope).  I also might be being a little to mean to him/her, myself.  The ignorance behind patronizing generalizations is one of my pet peeves- it infuriates me to no end and is no better than its polar opposite- "all immigrants are looser leeches", or some such negative mass generalization seen on Fox News, etc.   

Nothing personal, ipscientific, sincerely. But some personalizing of people's issues might be more helpful than grandiose blanket statements that, while good intentioned, are just flat wrong and more rude than not.  I do not think you are intending to come off as rude, however.  Cheers, buddy.


Of course I meant everyone on LSD.

I know what you mean but I think it was a good blanket statement. You probably can't stand me saying that! But I believe I am correct that he needs to go for it. He is probably going to get 50 different answers from 50 different people so I say go for it and find out for yourself.

It was a positive suggestion and I said no disrespect to anyone on the boards. I think it's important to believe in yourself and go with your own intuition. Have some confidence. Go for it. That's all.










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It was the .edu that stuck out to me. I don't know how they got it.

All of this is beyond easy. If they were accredited they would say so. Email them and ask if you want a good laugh.

Apparently it's not as hard to get as you thought.


They were most likely grandfathered in. There are a ton of requirements now.

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They have a word for that, it's called flame or troll.

If you don't think law school is serious go to trade school and drive truck for Walmart.

What Law School do you go to?


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It was the .edu that stuck out to me. I don't know how they got it.

All of this is beyond easy. If they were accredited they would say so. Email them and ask if you want a good laugh.

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You guys get mad serious on these boards. Is it really that serious to you? I'm not into analyzing every little thing on these boards. I'm just killing time. I thought he said Novus. Oh well he didn't.




He never asked about Novus. That was someone else's side tangent.

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