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Online Law Schools / Re: Anybody thinking about Taft?
« on: August 15, 2016, 08:32:30 AM »
I'd choose the MLS over the Executive JD.  Non bar JDs have a long history of being dodgy even though the Concord one is not.  Nothing gets a lawyer more riled up then some non lawyer holding himself out as John Smith JD.  Don't know why that it is but John Smith LLM or John Smith LLB do not have the same negative effect.
Depends on if you want to work for a lawyer or not, if not, screw what they feel.think
I know a CPA with an EJD, he would just laugh at a redfaced lawyer

There is actually a reason - there are instances where holders of dubious JDs from diploma mills like Novus and the old LaSalle (not California registered distance learning law schools), disbarred attorneys, and bar exam failures have tried to dupe the public by calling themselves JDs which while technically correct does not entitle them to practice law.

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Online Law Schools / Re: Anybody thinking about Taft?
« on: August 14, 2016, 08:00:13 PM »
I'd choose the MLS over the Executive JD.  Non bar JDs have a long history of being dodgy even though the Concord one is not.  Nothing gets a lawyer more riled up then some non lawyer holding himself out as John Smith JD.  Don't know why that it is but John Smith LLM or John Smith LLB do not have the same negative effect.

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I tend to agree, those who the nanny state is trying to protect are too stupid and arrogant to understand the odds of ever becoming a lawyer though distance learning.  I calculated the odds as 20-1 against when I undertook distance learning and knew that if I made it past the First Year Bar exam - the odds improve to 5-1 against.

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Online Law Schools / Re: Anybody thinking about Taft?
« on: August 14, 2016, 08:18:33 AM »
Anyone considering Taft? ... I am not interested in being a lawyer but I have always wanted to study law. I

Over 20 years plus Taft has a good track record of graduates actually passing the state bar.  However since you say you do not want to be an attorney, might I suggest an accredited Masters in Legal Studies from Kaplan or other regionally accredited online provider.  It will be quicker and cheaper. If you still want a JD, then Concord is a good one because it is the only one regionally accredited and has more bells and whistles for its students.  Regionally accredited means that degree is accepted as a real graduate degree by other universities while the other law school's programs may or may not be.

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Online Law Schools / Re: Online PhD or LLD in Law
« on: April 01, 2016, 07:41:32 PM »
Well thanks anyway.

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http://calbarjournal.com/April2016/TopHeadlines/TH5.aspx


Law schools required to disclose attrition rates

By Laura Ernde
Staff Writer

Unaccredited law schools in California will be required to report student attrition rates under a new rule approved last month by the State Bar Board of Trustees.

The State Bar’s Committee of Bar Examiners proposed the rule to provide greater transparency and effective disclosures to students. It will go into effect June 1. The committee oversees registered, unaccredited law schools in the state and accredited law schools in California that are not approved by the American Bar Association.

Unaccredited schools were already required to disclose in writing to current and prospective students a number of things including bar exam passage rates once a year, before the student pays tuition.

Now, students will be notified in writing of the school’s attrition rates for the past five years. A Los Angeles Times report last year found that about 85 percent of students at unaccredited schools don’t finish their studies.

Trustee Miriam Krinsky said the proposal will increase transparency.

“Consumers are entitled to know what the product is they’re purchasing,” she said.

Deans at several unaccredited schools said the high dropout rates do not tell the full story. Most students that go to unaccredited schools are working adults who may decide for various reasons not to continue their law studies.

“They typically have significant responsibilities outside school, such as families, careers, aging parents, etc.,” Northwestern California University School of Law Dean Michael P. Clancey said in a letter to the committee. “For many of them, life simply gets in the way of their plans for the study of law.”

Good refund policies are a better way to deal with high attrition rates, he said.

Trustee Brandon Stallings, who cast the lone vote against the proposal, said unaccredited schools provide opportunities in underserved areas of the state and expressed concern that the same disclosures are not required for California-accredited law schools.

The board requested that the committee study whether California-accredited law schools should also be required to disclose attrition rates.

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Online Law Schools / Re: Online PhD or LLD in Law
« on: March 28, 2016, 08:53:20 PM »

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ok, I'll play this game. What is the job you have, and what is the job you want from the degree?
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Not for me, got a colleague who is a law school professor outside the US with a LLM and needs a doctorate to move up.

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Online Law Schools / Re: Distance Learning
« on: March 26, 2016, 07:43:20 PM »
Bottom line, there are plenty of people who get a JD and never practice or even take the bar.  They may end up making more money than lawyers in the business world.  In which case I'd say the JD served them well.

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Online Law Schools / Re: Online PhD or LLD in Law
« on: March 26, 2016, 07:36:06 PM »
Depends on if you are ok with some on campus trips
http://www.cps.neu.edu/degree-programs/graduate/doctoral/doctorate-law-policy.php


Not 100% what you are asking for, but still something kind of close. Why bother though? Nothing to be gained in it unless you want to go into academia and you have said before you refuse to even become a real lawyer due to wanting to stay where you were before going your JD or LLM.

You got me confused with someone else bro.  But thanks for the info, never heard of a DLP, that is something new.  Looks like these are public law type degrees, no JD required.  Yes, useful for academia or employement with a INGO.

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Online Law Schools / Online PhD or LLD in Law
« on: March 24, 2016, 05:36:42 PM »
Anyone know of any online PhD or LLD in law besides UNISA or Leiden?

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