« on: February 05, 2014, 07:58:47 PM »
That is what I call small sample.
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« on: February 02, 2014, 07:55:14 PM »
Among big bars, DC and California have the hardest bars, Illinois one of the easiest. If someone passes the FYLSE exam they should get a ticket to the bar. Low pass rates by DL applicants may have to do with:
1. Poor performance on the essay questions.
2. lack of preparation time due to employment and other responsibilites.
If DL students were allowed to take some of the easier bars like South Dakota with a consistent 90% pass rate - we would see those pass rates at least double or tiple.
« on: January 28, 2014, 06:59:45 PM »
Concord's rates were fairly dismal given the Washington Post Corp. is the parent company. Anyone contemplating DL should realize the odds are at least 5 -1 against and in the case of some schools off the charts. However, I submit the problem is not necessarily schools but the students just not of the requisitie calibre. Low pass rates for foreign educated applicants also indicates that an offshore law school is bad option.
« on: January 28, 2014, 08:40:04 AM »
So there you go - about a less than one in 5 chance no matter which alternative route route you take -
Versus 22% for NON ABA California Accredited
My alma mater Taft however had overall a nore than 20% pass rate
Law Office/Judges’ Chambers
Foreign Educated/JD Equivalent + One Year US Education
Foreign Attorneys Taking the General Bar Exam3
« on: January 16, 2014, 10:59:47 PM »
Given that a number of DL students won't pass the California Bar - there are actually a number of ways to use your JD and practice law without out a license.
1. Social Security Advocate - they do the same job as an attorney and collect a similar fee; only difference is that SSA does not withhold their fee like it does for attorneys sometimes.
2. Veterans Disability Advocate
3. Tax Court (if you can qualify)
In England McKenzie Friends can collect fees:
Anyone know of any other examples?
« on: January 06, 2014, 07:06:04 PM »
Beware of "friends" bearing free gifts.