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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Someone must mention the idea
« on: January 26, 2006, 02:41:16 PM »
I think it's a great idea and am talking to two other students about it.

I feel you didn't mention three important advantages:

1) Split office cost
2) Split advertising cost
3) Split malpractice insurance.

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Baby Bar--
« on: January 10, 2006, 02:01:57 PM »
One thing the above posting reminded me of--Don't let the school "break your spirit," as far as the Baby Bar goes, is my advice.

Example: DL University gives you a C, a C-minus, and a D-plus.

You PASSED!

Therefore, you are qualified to sit for the Baby Bar.

Some of these DL schools appear to give "deflated" grades to prove to their egos that they are a "real" school, is what I am saying--so if you pass, just say, "Screw 'em!" and do your best on the Baby Bar!

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Concord Graduate Job Prospects
« on: January 10, 2006, 01:57:33 PM »
I agree with the above advice.

It just should be noted that hanging out your own shingle, advertising, and working your @$$ off is an OPTION...

After all, "Are you qualified?" is a circular question--you are qualified because the California Bar SAID SO!!

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: West Coast School of Law
« on: December 27, 2005, 08:45:41 PM »
Sure is cheap!

If you are VERY self-sufficient, and join a study group, and (good point, supra) the one-man band doesn't get sick or pass away or heaven knows what else, you might just pull off a JD for 6-grand!!

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: NWCU
« on: December 27, 2005, 08:37:53 PM »
There are plenty--too many to list.

Don't forget--if you have a license and a set of huevos, you could always hang out your own shingle, advertise, and work your @$$ off.

Personal injury seems to be especially non-"school driven"--because you are dealing with working class people who mainly just want results.

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Taking Bar with LLM from St. Thomas
« on: December 27, 2005, 08:34:51 PM »
Varies according to jurisdiction--there was one guy who listed all the jurisdictions once, but I can't remember them all.

I am pretty sure California would let you sit with a post-doctorate LLM.


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Thanks for the congrats.  Here is the advice from the D-Student:

1) 120 days before the exam, focus strictly on the MBE's (multiple choice).  I met more people who nailed the essays and failed the MBE's.

2) Get to the point of where you can do 100 MBE's a day.

3) I would, seriously, do over 2,500 practice MBE's--PMBR, Flemings, ncbex.org, etc.  Used copies are cheap at amazon.com

4) Don't drink alcohol or eat sugar 120 days before the exam.

5) Get your hotel room right across the street and make sure it has a refrigerator.

6) Buy a huge lunch and put it in the refrigerator--like more than you ever thought you could possibly eat in a dream.

7) Don't talk to other students during the lunch break--they will freak you out about how they answered the Essays differently, and it will break your confidence for the MBE's.

8) Go to a health food store and buy mental supplements.  My favorite is SharpMind--but if you go to a good store and ask them what's good for a test, they will give you a lot of options.

Anyway, good luck and since you are logging on to boards like this and open to new ideas, you will probably pass!

And even if you don't you have three chances before you lose time credit, and unlimited chances if you just keep taking it.

My main point is don't give up!!

I met an attorney who passed the California Bar and had been practicing since 1982, and he "audited" the Baby Bar for practice for the New Jersey bar--the Baby Bar is notorious nationwide for its toughness, so don't think it is any reflection on anything if you don't pass the first time--just immediately start studying for the next one!!

And sorry I took so long to answer--this board is kinda slow so I don't check it much.

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: JD/Executive degrees
« on: December 15, 2005, 04:31:43 PM »
Passed it; disregard above; "License Uber Alles"--unless your name is "Deck Shifflet"--

http://tarlton.law.utexas.edu/lpop/etext/memphis/harrison26.htm

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The moral is, "Be afraid.  Be VERY afraid..."

(Since I truly gave it 100% and just barely passed by the skin on my teeth.)

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: JD/Executive degrees
« on: December 05, 2005, 07:35:27 PM »
If I don't pass the Baby Bar on the third try, that's what I am going to do.


Hopefully, it won't come to that.

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