« on: January 28, 2014, 08:51:49 AM »
Cooley lawschool however managed only 15% overall.
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« 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
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« 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.
If you are willing to take the cases other attorney's spurn and learn as you earn, DL is for you. Workers Comp, Disability, Immigration and contract PD can all be entered with no or minimum experience provided one gets additional training first. Check what fields are needed in the locality you plan to practice in by asking attorneys what sort of cases they reject. You don't even need much of an office anymore and California does not require malpractice insurance - so barriers to solo practice are non existent. If solo practice seems too daunting; I'd rethink the DL option. In theory any law firm can hire you but they won't unless they are your uncle and you will be frozen out of most government jobs because they usually require a ABA or California accredited degree. All online degrees are viewed suspiciously by employers and will contune to be so for many years to come.
Graduated from Taft and made over 100K as a solo practice attorney my first full year out in 1993. But if it's a salary you crave, you will earn $8700 at the mall selling shoes. In other words if you can't do it on your own, look elsewhere for law school. No one hires DL grads.