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Calling all MASL students.  I just completed my first class (research and writing) and submitted my paper a few weeks back.  The issue I am having is nobody is responding to my messages.  I called a couple days ago and left a message.  I have heard stories about the director being out, but I was wondering if anybody else is having any issues.


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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Non-ABA approved Test Takers
« on: November 13, 2013, 08:54:12 AM »
So if I am hearing everybody correctly, those that are being approved to sit for the bar  from non-aba schools, attended brick and mortar schools and not on-line schools.  Do you think TN, MA and maybe AL will allow those who attended an online school to sit for their state bar exams?

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Non-ABA approved Test Takers
« on: November 12, 2013, 01:20:51 PM »
What schools in Tennessee are you referring to?   I thought they all were in CA?

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Distance Education Law Schools / Non-ABA approved Test Takers
« on: November 11, 2013, 02:08:12 PM »
Gang,
I am not an expert at this topic, but I just looked up the bar exam pass rate statistics on www.NCBEX.org

http://www.ncbex.org/publications/statistics/

There are several states who allowed/offered those from Non-ABA approved schools to sit for the bar.  Of course, CA had the most, but Massachusetts had over 500 and Tennessee had over 200 take the exam in 2012.  Does this mean that states are starting to become more lenient? 

Feedback would be great. Thanks.

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Mid-Atlantic School of Law
« on: October 31, 2013, 02:39:22 PM »
I have tried to contact this school a few times and have received no answer.  Is this a typical response from MASL?

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Distance Learning
« on: October 08, 2013, 09:02:25 AM »
Question for you.  Is your intent to finish this school and then sit for the US (pick a state) bar exam?

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Distance Learning
« on: October 02, 2013, 08:59:44 AM »
cusc2011 - This may be a dumb question, but you state that you are attending a UK school.  Are you located in the US?

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: St. Francis Law
« on: September 27, 2013, 02:04:55 PM »
I have looked at all of the on-line schools.  St. Francis is much cheaper than California School of Law, but I don't believe SF has a very good baby bar passing rate (in comparison to other online schools.)  If you were going to go to California School of Law and pay that price tag, you may want to consider Concord.  For me, it seems the best choice is Northwestern California School of Law.  The price tag is great and their statistics on the pass rate for the baby bar are not that bad.   

Again, I am not an expert.  Just my opinion.

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JonLevy - Thank you for that advice.  I have every intent to become an attorney. In fact, just a JD wouldn't "get me much" in my current job.   I would say that I don't have plan to "practice law" by joining a firm or hanging my shingle, but I would like the fall back in case something were to happen with my current career. 

I would agree with you that most attorney's would snub their noses at another attorney who attended an on-line school, but the attitude with my attorney peers at my current employer is that, if you can pass the bar, then you are good in my eyes. Yes, I understand the that an on-line degree doesn't provide much respect, but it is better than what I have now.  I would say that if I only attended the JD program at a DL school and did not take the bar, the degree would provide me no additional clout, but I would plan on taking the CA bar and then apply/petition to take the bar in my home state.

I have learned life is about situations.  I have a bachelor's and two master degrees from esteemed schools.  If I could do over again, I might have chosen to attend a brick and mortar law school.  Right now, I have to take the options that are in front of me.  I am not quitting my job (can't afford to) and there are no ABA programs close to me.  DL degree is about the only choice I have. 

Thanks everyone

 

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