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« on: June 02, 2010, 11:44:13 PM »
I want to go to law school online. In Georgia, our choices are few and far between. I am 43 years old. My undergrad GPA is 3.69. My LSAT was 140... sad. I am a mother of 2 and actually finished my Bachelor's degree online and took 6 classes towards my Masters in Law and Public Policy. Both school were accredited, regular colleges. I am not even really interested in being a trial attorney anyway. I just love the law.
After all the research I did on online law schools, I decided to go with Taft. You can actually get Federal Student Aid and have your current student loans deferred while attending. That is a plus. They have also been around a long time and after talking with them, I thought they were the best choice for me.
However, I got an email from them on Friday indicating that they have had a lot of applications for the Fall semester and they requested I write an essay on which part of the First Amendment is most important in our modern society. No more than 5 pages. They say this will allow them to determine who will succeed at Taft. Do they think they are Harvard?
Now... I cannot figure out if this is their way of not admitting me or if they are on the fence and want to see if I can write. Since I have been in the legal profession 18 years and have taken 6 law classes already, I have written legal essays and briefs so I sent an essay I already wrote for another class. It was about cases being tried in the media. I received an A- on it. It's a pretty good essay. It is possible they have too many applicants for September and I assume if they did not want me, I would have already been rejected.
My second choice of schools is California School of Law but the benefit of deferring current student loans is not available.
Sooooo, which school did you choose? It's a year later, and you should be almost done with your first year of one of the online law schools. Care to share with us?
« on: June 01, 2010, 12:31:43 AM »
An online law school graduate can take the bar in most states if they pass any other bar such as the California bar and practice for a certain amount of years. You don't have to be a graduate from an accredited law school. Each state is different. Some states require you to practice for only 3 years, others require 5 years, etc... See the National bar counsel's website for each states requirement. http://www.ncbex.org/fileadmin/mediafiles/downloads/Comp_Guide/CompGuide_2010.pdf
« on: June 01, 2010, 12:18:47 AM »
It doesn't work.
« on: May 31, 2010, 08:41:51 PM »
Anybody know of any law student book publishers for kindle?
« on: May 31, 2010, 08:40:23 PM »
« on: May 31, 2010, 04:04:41 AM »
What if they let her take it, and she failed?
That would be embarrassing.
« on: May 30, 2010, 09:21:32 PM »
So can she appeal it to the U.S. Supreme Court?
If one of these online law school grads ever take it to the Supreme Court and win, then ALL the bars in every state would have to allow online grads to sit for the bar in any state.
I wonder how many other online grads petitioned their decisions to their stat bar and won/ lost.
« on: May 29, 2010, 12:14:42 AM »
Concord doesn't have a very good pass ratio at all. In fact, according to the California State bar public statistics page, none of the online law schools have a good pass ratio. For Concord online law school, the California October 2009 bar exam, out of 207 Concord students that took the exam, only 37 passed. Ummm, that's not very good. Take a look for yourself. http://www.calbar.ca.gov/calbar/pdfs/admissions/FYX/FYX0910-Stats.pdf
« on: May 27, 2010, 11:00:36 PM »
Any Ameicans on here receive a bachelors of Law from the University of London and allowed any of the state bars in America? I checked it out and their online law degree is only 1,500.00 a year. Sounds too good to be real. However, I checked out their curruculim and there is no "legal writing" class. How are we suppose to learn how to write like an attorney if they don't make us take legal writing? Am I overlooking something here? Also, I'm concerned that their laws are different than American laws, which could possibly cause a problem with passing the state bars. Anybody in the same boat?
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