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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Is Cooley Law School That Bad?
« on: August 16, 2011, 08:09:09 PM »
Your a jackass lawyerintraining.   Wait until you step inside a law school before you start running your mouth.  All this pyscho babble coming from you is insanely idiotic.

It seems like if you follow the broad language of 1 of the Sherman Act you could argue that the ABA engages in a conspiracy in restraint of trade.

there isn't even a shred of a case, here.

1.  The ABA just sets standards.  Schools are free to comply with them and apply for accreditation or not.

2.  States decide whether an ABA education is required or not.  Several states have decided they have too few lawyers and/or they need lawyers who don't meet the standards of nearly everybody else in the country.  It's not up to the ABA whether you can practice law or not:  it's up to the state.

You're free to sue the state if you want.  After all, why should there be standards?  I think I'd make a darned fine osteopathic surgeon, and the state shouldn't be able to stop me just because I didn't get some fancy, overpriced MD or DO degree and do some ridiculous residency.

In fact, I should open up my own medical school that caters to people who want to be doctors, but who don't want to sit in classes, learn from books, get good test scores, etc.  We'll just let them take classes on the internet and start cutting people open.

I agree, I just think these online tards will think they are "entitled" to sit for bar exams anywhere they want to. It would be only fair that modern technology allow them the privilege of circumventing the rules because they have situations in their life that do not allow them to go to a brick and mortar. 

The online students would love to become a real lawyer without doing what it takes to become a real lawyer.  The argument that technological advances merit allowing online "law schools"  to produce legitimate lawyers fails miserably in my view.  Theres no need to flood the market with unqualified and uneducated people who read cases online and do nothing whatsover that meets the standards of the ABA that have been in existance for decades.  Thats the problem with the Internet- it allows all these scam schools to come along and take money from people without even having any accreditation.

I'm just wondering if opportunist entrepreneurs seeking to profit off of distance education "law schools" would bring antitrust claims alleging that the ABA denies "graduates" of online schools the opportunity to practice law.

It seems like if you follow the broad language of 1 of the Sherman Act you could argue that the ABA engages in a conspiracy in restraint of trade.

I am also not a fan of the ABA, but I respect them for at least having some standards for law schools.  Basically, what Distance Education wants to do is circumvent the modern day process of becoming a lawyer in the U.S.  They lure all these folks who don't want to go the traditional route for whatever reason.  Look, I respect you for not wanting to follow the rules to be a lawyer.  But whatever it is you are doing at Concord Law should not entitle you to  practice law anywhere as far as I am concerned. You will receive an artificial J.D. and can brag to everyone around that milk ranch.

My 2 cents.

Current Law Students / Re: open your own practice
« on: August 08, 2011, 12:28:45 PM »
I am thinking the way the OP is thinking.  You can start your own practice for 10k.  Its certainly no cake walk, but there is absolutely no downside the way I look at it.  If things work out you are steadily growing and growing business.  It probably is not realistic to expect to earn more than 30k your first year.

Current Law Students / Re: How bad of trouble am I in?
« on: July 05, 2011, 10:06:48 PM »
What is this?  LOL

Everything worked out well.  Basically, just an overeaction like I'm sure clients do when they freak out.  I took a debtor examiniation and the problem went away.  No, I did not drop out.  That would be stupid and unwarranted for such a minor thing.  A learning experience.

I was curious about your situation because my school also has a 30% attrition rate, but I handled my business because I know its easy to get dismissed.  I did just fine my 1st and 2nd year.  That had to be brutal to wait 2 years between 1L and all that wasted money and time.

Got into another, much better school.  Thank God. Why the uncomfortable digression?  Too many digressions here already.  I am confused as to why you would digress by alienating me.  Never mind, its okay, I don't really care.  Thanks for checking up on me.

Didn't mean to digress, I just remember your name arising out of bad 2nd semester grades.  I must admit I was terrified my first year with that attrition problem and came across your story.  I just have to assume thats excruciating and brutal in the months that follow -I commend you for your perseverance.

All I meant was his career past, unless he was a legal secretary or something in the Marines, is irrelevant to law school.  Will an admissions board look upon it differently than any other job, say a fire fighter or police officer?  You may think it is cool, but has no bearing on the law, unless like I said he worked in military law while he was in the military.

I'm not trying to put anyone down, just looking at the facts.  Because you want it to be a relevant factor is not enough to make it a relevant factor.  OP, by all means try, but don't think because you were in the military you have a leg up in law school.  That is a logical fallacy.  With your numbers you don't need soft factors like that anyways. 170 on the LSAT is enough alone to get you into a decent school.  Good luck.

What are you doing with yourself after your dismissal fortook?

Current Law Students / Re: Financial Aid?
« on: June 18, 2011, 07:43:21 PM »
You think online law school is a legit school?  Are you in California?  That is interesting to think you can just learn law on your own in your pajamas on the computer.

No meaningful difference between the 2.  The only difference is that Obama likes to use more sensitive language and bans phrases like 'axis of evil' and 'war on terror'.   Substantively, they are both 100% exactly the same thing especially with Secretary Clinton being equivalent to male private part Cheney.

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