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The Prosser torts 10th edition came out in 2001, the 11th edition came out in July 2005.
The emanuel outlines are still keyed to the 10th edition.

Anyone know the differences?

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To paraphrase a popular president...online law schools will not beat the ABA, they will transcend the ABA...they will not bother to denounce the ABA instead dismiss it as a bizarre organization whos last days of monopoly are already in sight.

Ha!  That's the best laugh I've had all weekend.  Keep telling yourself that.

Why waste my time on the obvious?

The ABA has been against every major innovation in the field of law including the entry of blacks, women, and allowing foreign trained lawyers to sit for the bar exam. The difference is there is more money behind internet commerce than behind the ABA. For the first time...money isnt on the ABA's side

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To paraphrase a popular president...online law schools will not beat the ABA, they will transcend the ABA...they will not bother to denounce the ABA instead dismiss it as a bizarre organization whos last days of monopoly are already in sight.

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As the technology improves and it becomes possible to do realtime video conferencing from home...
either the ABA will approve a program, or the federal government will step in OR states will start approving
programs.

I think the ABA will EVENTUALLY set standards of allowing students to take MOST of their courses online
but requiring online law students to take courses in trial practice and internship in person. I think
the ABA is very set in their ways...BUT they dont want to be outflanked or perhaps even have a rival
accreditation bureau be established or have an old one move into accrediting law schools
(such as the regional bureaus that alreeady accredit other colleges and schools such as SACS)

IMHO online law schools do not belong in the same category as "correspondence schools" since there
is live interaction albeit online. Also as for-profit law schools are being allowed now...various
states will realize...theres money to be made in online law schools.

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: West Coast School of Law
« on: November 17, 2005, 12:01:19 PM »
The dean seems sincere he has passed the bar, and doesnt have any blackmarks on his record.
However as far as I can tell his is a one man operation.

If you want a barebones self-study legal eduation, this might be an option.
My only concern is if something happened to him (get sick,dies, decides
to do something else) and the school folds.

I ultimately chose NWC because they are reasonable in cost, seem to have
a well thought out program and actually have a track record of people
passing the bar even if its not consistently over 50%.

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Distance Education Law Schools / "National accreditation"
« on: November 17, 2005, 11:23:26 AM »
In law schools there are only three acreditations that matter for purposes of the bar exam.

ABA
AALS
State Accreditation

DETC while notable has no practical effect on taking the bar exam ANYWHERE in the country.
The main benefit of DETC is that it makes you eligible for SOME forms of financial aid
and that it might look a little bit better when applying for a job outside of CA.
The main advantage of Concord is that it is probably the best known distance law school
and that your fellow students will be a bit higher level than most other correspondence
law students. Concord also seems to care about building its reputation.



In california , a school may be unaccredited but having a fairly decent par passing rate
(Northwestern California 35-45%) and been around for 25 years or so.












 

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Please rank these Tier-4 schools...
« on: November 22, 2005, 10:31:23 PM »
Avoid Cooley...Lansing is a cold hell in the winter...and the weather is bad too ;-)

At least Florida Coastal will have better weather than cooley.

You might look at FIU in miami which is provisonally accredited BUT is on its way up and
has full state support.

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Where should I go next fall? / What about FIU law school
« on: November 22, 2005, 12:26:00 PM »
If you can go to Barry you can go to FIU, also in Miami.

btw: FAMU is provisonally accreditted.

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