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Online Law Schools / Re: Novus University School of Law
« on: August 21, 2018, 05:27:28 AM »
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It does not matter where a person got their legal training.

I agree but they won't get any legal training at NOVUS because it has nothing to do with attorneys or bar associations. Or to put it another way NOLO Press has some final publications on the law but reading them does not give you a degree or make one a lawyer.

Sounds like you have a good shot.  Work on the essay questions stuff, that is where online students are usually weakest.

On the most recent California Bar the overall pass rate was 34%.  Online and correspondence stacked up pretty well at 18% and 26% equivalent to fixed facility non ABA schools (accredited 18% and unaccredited 25%). If the trend continues that means distance learning is finally the equivalent of a non ABA fixed facility law school, a major development in my opinion.

Odds are 20-1 against you will come out with a law license.  The bar pass rate does not take into account all the other attrition and failure to pass the First year Law Exam.  But if you go to a ABA school the odds are 1 - 3 in your favor.  My suggestion is don't do DL unless you have no other alternative.  Yes you can succeed with a DL school but the odds are only slightly better than the roulette wheel.

Online Law Schools / Re: taft law school
« on: March 01, 2017, 05:57:02 PM »
Yes, that is in my future plans as well is the QLTS. Also, the DC bar, however, there's been new rule modification to Rule 46.  Also, DC is now a UBE state and I am taking the UBE and plan to transfer in DC through UBE transfer admissions.

Once you have the equivalent of enough years English practice, you can also qualify for Ireland without an exam beased on reciprocity.  Good ole Taft diploma has been good for admission in North America, Africa, Europe and the Carribbean though got turned down in Northern Ireland and a Pacific jurisdiction.  Key to hopping out of the US is the English qualification.

Online Law Schools / Re: taft law school
« on: February 16, 2017, 05:03:55 PM »
I had no problems getting a bar ticket and will be taking the bar for the first time and once I pass I will have other jurisdictions available to me.

Not passed yet?  When you pass, let us know.  And you will have to wait five years to motion into DC.  After that you may want to take the QLTS.

California online and correspondence law schools are not accredited by California but are "registered", so I think they would fail the Texas test. I think California accredited non ABA schools of which there are several would pass the test though.

Online Law Schools / Re: Novus University School of Law
« on: January 27, 2017, 07:45:33 PM »
How does Novus have an edu website?
Does the govt not screen this stuff at all?
If I go to can I get one for $10 in as many minutes or less?

Since they are not an accredited post secondary school, I suspect they got the edu domain years ago before anyone really checked anything.

You can email educause who administers the domain and ask why an unaccredited school has a edu domain but since their website looks circa 1999, I suspect the outfit is run by slackers who won't bother to reply.

Online Law Schools / Re: Anybody thinking about Taft?
« on: August 21, 2016, 02:46:36 PM »
Unless that PhD is from a well respected school, and you have an impressive publishing record plus experience plus connections, you won't end up teaching at State. Maybe as an adjunct for one or two classes, but that's about it.

Academic jobs, even at no name State U's, are insanely competitive right now. The majority of PhDs will not get an academic job.

Absolutely correct, a PhD degree from state will get you an adjunct gig and maybe slightly more.  But a specialized PhD for which there are no programs will yield nothing.  PhD's actually end up earning less than what they would of had they left off with a MA in the social sciences.

Online Law Schools / Re: Anybody thinking about Taft?
« on: August 20, 2016, 07:16:46 AM »

I have a Masters in Law & Public Policy.  I was searching for a ph.d. In some law discipline but was unsuccessful.

I'd advise against a PhD in Law, it is not a very popular degree and won't qualify you to teach at a law school since you do not have a JD and are not a lawyer.  Academic jobs are tight, you'd be better off going for a PhD in Political Science with an emphasis in Public Policy which would have much more utility.  Additionally online and foreign PhDs are a tough sell these days for job seekers.  Good luck.

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