« on: December 16, 2014, 07:17:32 PM »
The tuitions are no mystery, get the list from the Cal Bar - go ask the schools
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ALU makes a big claim it is a "nationally accredited distance education program for the Juris Doctor degree."
But when you read the "fine print" turns out they are talking about DETC.
Is DETC really the equivalent of regional accreditation?
Taft is also DETC and I have been able to have it recognized by SAQA and regionally accredited universities.
People mess up about 100 times more than robots who cannot drink, text, eat or fall asleep while driving. On top of it imagine the waiver you will need to sign to get your hands on one of those robot cars?
Yes, no automobile accident means PI attorneys will be hurting - there ain't much money in slips, falls, and emotional sleights. Since the older ones are likely untrainable they will have to join the other 100 million people who don't work and never will unless the can muscle out the existing baggers at Safeway and greeters at Home Depot. The fact state bars don't even see it coming shows how little they care for their members. You saw it here first but will read it later at the bottom front page personal interest story on the digital WSJ ten years from now.
Both DL and unaccredited fixed facility school students must take the exam.
California should permit these schools to upgrade or close them out. However, state bars and the practice of law in general is backassward so instead of allowing DL schools to upgrade to state accreditation; we have this stupid FYLSE exam. What do you expect from a profession based on precedent; not much in the way of innovation. The self driving car will do much to kill off the profession, when there are no more auto accidents, at least 20% of the profession will leave.
I think it would be an act of foolishness for a distance learning student to forego the dreaded first year law student exam because it is the only real objective measure of likelihood of passing the bar. Given that a lot of DL students really are underqualified - failing to get by the FYLSE saves them time and money. After four years online, a LLM is waste of time IMO, a good bar pass program is what is needed. Passing the FYLSE is a good indicator of success but even then the odds are about 5-1 against. Compare that to a 3 year ABA approved school where even the dullest student has at least an even chance or better of passing a bar somewhere and a good student will pass for sure.
"I looked into the Bahamas once (just for kicks) and they told me you had to have an undergrad in Commonwealth law, BUT that it only had to be a two year undergrad degree. Is the UK the same way? (same commonwealth)"
Caribbean is different from the UK. Practitioners are attorneys unless they come in via the British Overseas territories which have attorneys, solicitors, and barristers. England and Wales allows a 3 year LLB but you then have to enter into a training contract. For most folks, the best and only way to go with a distance learning law program is a California school and the dismal pass rate that goes with it - 5 to 1 against or more.