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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: 'Distance Learning' = TTT trickery
« on: January 16, 2005, 08:50:53 AM »
A CPA? I was just thinking about that a couple weeks ago, when I was trying to decide whether I want a BSBA--Management or a BSBA--Accounting.
 :D

 I recently read that Concord charges 7K to 8K for a year's tuition. Ah, here it is.
http://www.concordlawschool.com/info/custom/concord/admissions/tuitionfees.asp?source=600082

Also, I know that a DL law school degree would qualify me to practice only in states that don't require ABA accreditation--but what are those states?
(Or must I search each of the states' information?)


http://www.calbar.org/pub250/b/s0090.htm

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: 'Distance Learning' = TTT trickery
« on: January 15, 2005, 08:15:37 PM »

Do any of the DL law schools have electives of International Business and Trade?

It seems Taft specializes in Business and Taxation. The tuition is about half of the tuition of my undergrad schools. A good choice since taxation is one of my chosen areas.

http://www.taftu.edu/index.htm


Another interesting possibility if one might want to study European and English law--British/American
http://www.british-american.edu/


Concord's curriculum remains a mystery.
http://www.concordlawschool.com/info/custom/concord/index.asp?source=600019



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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: 'Distance Learning' = TTT trickery
« on: January 15, 2005, 07:40:11 PM »
"Not only is the tuition affordable for older people with other responsibilities, but they also offer Sallie Mae financing which is very low-interest."

Is that both Concord and Taft, or only Taft?

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I  would have been born into a wealthy family who understood the importance and value of education, investments, and a career.
I would have went to kindergarten to develop early social skills.
I would have studied more for better grades, and chosen more challenging courses during high school. I would have received career counseling.
I would have gone directly from high school to college, then directly to law school.



Judge: Please begin.
Counsel: Thank. [to witness] Miss, while you have, if you do have -- you still -- oh, you don't.
Judge: That was a great start, counsel.



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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: 'Distance Learning' = TTT trickery
« on: January 14, 2005, 07:34:50 AM »
"I do not know if you are aware of this, but if you attend an ABA accredited law school, you are entitled to a yearly loan of $18.5k of which $8.5 is subsidized by the federal government."


The thought of accumulating $20K or more debt per year during law school is not encouraging, and is one of the reasons why I am thinking about DL. 
I know almost all schools of higher education list grants and scholarships as a way of encouraging students to enroll, but what I find as a non-traditional student is that most of those grants and scholarships are meant for younger, traditional students.


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Distance Education Law Schools / DL and financial aid
« on: December 28, 2004, 06:27:47 PM »
I read that during 1999, the Dept of Education said that universities with online courses and degree programs could give federal financial aid.

As a DL student, would I qualify for federal student loans or state grants?

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Accreditation v. S.C Approval
« on: December 27, 2004, 10:22:24 AM »
I believe that most of the DL law schools are located in California. There is also one in Honolulu, and some others which offer only Master's and Doctorates.

What is the school at Tennessee, and is there a complete list of DL law schools somewhere?

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Distance Education Law Schools / Accreditation v. S.C Approval
« on: December 25, 2004, 08:41:06 AM »
Since it seems that the ABA is not ready to accredit DL Law Schools,  has anyone else given consideration to the plausibility of Supreme Court's approval of the schools. (In some states the approval of the S.C. is the alternative to ABA accreditation for the requirement to sit for the Bar.)

Other than realizing that there is an alternative, what would be the first step?

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Baby Bar Review for sale
« on: December 25, 2004, 08:19:49 AM »
“shy and lazy” friend?


I had a contact with some guy selling new law books at wholesale. I don't know where he is now.

  "As memory may be a paradise from which we cannot be driven, it may also be a hell from which we cannot escape." --John Lancaster Spalding,

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: 'Distance Learning' = TTT trickery
« on: December 24, 2004, 09:30:12 AM »
This month has really made me reconsider my options.

As a low-income individual, I am very concerned about the cost of law school. The nearest law schools are a two to three hour drive from where I live, and at this time there is eight inches of snow on the ground. I also have personal responsibilities which would be difficult or impossible to 'pack up' and take with me at this time if I would choose to relocate.

For example, Cooley is not highly regarded by the students which post on this board. But Cooley has a program which would allow a student to be at home (or work) during the week and attend law school only on the weekends.

John Marshall--Chicago is expensive, but has some excellent courses which aren't offered at all of the other law schools.

IU Law School--Indianapolis/Bloomington is much less expensive, but requires a better undergrad GPA and LSAT score.

The other law schools for my consideration are Kent--Chicago, Valpo, Notre Dame, U. of Illinois, and U of Chicago.

Of course, I have some time to think about it, and my circumstances might change for the better by the time that I have to decide, but I have just added distance learning law schools to my list of options.

 http://www.ncf.edu/CareerServices/Documents/PreLawHandbook.htm

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