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Messages - Wild Jack Maverick

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(I really think that, considering all of the mudslinging, someone should switch the discussion to politics.)

I think all of the anti-DL law school posters need to grow up and get a life. First of all, the existing DL law schools are not against the law. There is no moral or ethical code against DL law schools, but only some people's refusal to consider something that is against what has been ingrained into them.

California is not the only place with DL law schools; Great Britain and some other countries also have some popular DL law school programs, although different than the U.S. JD programs.

For that matter, what difference does it make if some people want to obtain a JD online? Are the brick and mortar law school students getting brownie points for recruiting students to their schools? No, I think not. I would say that it sounds more like a plug by law school admissions to get students into their 'better' schools.

Now, I must get busy. Excuse me. I am studying an online course.

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Who says that all of them will become attorneys?

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Standards of the profession? Why is the study of law an exclusive right of the elitists?

Perhaps those "less than stellar attorneys" (and I have been the client of some of them) are a result of the teaching of their snobby, imperialistic, traditional brick and mortar law schools. 

Read the LSD boardsite and the posts of the traditional law students partying at their solid tier level non-toilet law schools and who can barely stay on the subject for two posts and compare them with the discussions of the DL law school students who at least seem seriously interested in learning about law. Then tell me about "standards".

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I might add that I live approximately 100 miles from the nearest law school, of which there are only four in this state. I have contacted at least one of them with hopes that they could establish a law school at the city where I live, and received a "we already tried that" answer. Many of the area colleges already have criminal justice and paralegal programs, which seem very popular and successful.

I would guess that California is benefiting from the financial proceeds of law students from other states. I would think that either the ABA would approve online law schools, allowing the law schools of this state to provide online law degree programs, or the state judiciaries would allow non-ABA approved law school students to take the state Bar exams--which would create an opening for existing online law schools to branch into other states.

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I suppose the ABA would have to weigh the benefits of approving online law schools. California is certainly proving that there is a market for online law school degrees, however sometimes it seems that the ABA has the same mindset as old farmers who insist that their kids stay home on the farm. "Whatcha need edefication fer? We don't need none of those new-fangled dang tarnation thing-a-ma-jiggies. Now git out thar in thaat field and hitch dem mules to the plow."

Yes, computer technology is a wonderful means of communication and education. I wonder if the ABA is ready to allow the law schools to use it.

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General Board / Re: To specialize or not to specialize...
« on: November 16, 2005, 06:27:37 PM »
I suppose some areas of law provide more opportunity for learning various things. For instance, divorce law also requires knowledge of real estate and personal property, finances, insurance, business, taxes, etc, etc.

Concerning specialization, some lawyers might find it as boring consulting with clients about the same topic day after day. However, the benefit of specialization is the ability to provide clients with the best counsel and representation possible.

Why specialize during law school? The clients deserve it.

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General Board / Re: Contracts - Statute of Frauds?
« on: November 08, 2005, 05:17:56 AM »
would it matter if Richards deliberately withholds information? First, the Smiths make it clear that they want to close by the end of April. Richards does not inform them of the impossibility. He does not inform the Burkes that the Smiths were not previously aware of the closing date.

Would it matter if the Burkes breach the contract by not depositing the 10% by the date stated in the contract?

Would it matter if the Burkes do not inform Richards that they are unable to make the deposit by the 19th because of bureaucratic delays at the bank, which might be considered as factors beyond their control? Would it matter if the Smiths do not inform Richards that they had been contacted by the Burkes on the 18th?

Would it matter if Richards does not inform the Burkes of the new actual closing date? How is it that the deal could not previously be closed before June 1, but now there is the possibility of closing on April 1st? Was the June 1 date chosen by the Burkes or was it a matter of the amount of time required for closing?

Would it matter if, after the terms of the contract are not met, that Richards does not draw up a new contract, but simply changes the original and initials on behalf of the clients?

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General Board / Dancing with Lawyers
« on: November 07, 2005, 08:24:08 PM »
Some people have all the fun. I was invited to the bar.


http://dancingwithlawyers.com/index.html

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Studying on a Saturday *sigh*
« on: October 30, 2005, 01:06:38 AM »

  "Philebus was saying that enjoyment and pleasure and delight, and the class of feelings akin to them, are a good to every living being, whereas I contend, that not these, but wisdom and intelligence and memory, and their kindred, right opinion and true reasoning, are better and more desirable than pleasure . Socrates

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General Board / Re: Law school without a BA
« on: October 26, 2005, 08:43:12 AM »
Although most states require a 4 year undergrad degree, California is one state where law schools can accept students with only a two year undergrad degree.

California is also one of the few states which allow students with an online law degree to take the Bar exam and to practice law. A lawyer who has practiced for a number of years is then usually allowed to take the Bar and practice in other states.

California is also one of the states which allow 'law reader' education (sans law school) as a registered apprentice. After three or four years of working and studying at a law office or judge's chamber, the apprentice may take the Bar exam and practice law.

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