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"Any attorney that doesn't respect an opposing counsel is probably going to get their ass handed to them."

ROTFL - apparently you are not acquainted with insurance company retained defense lawyers.

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Any attorney who has five years good standing can get admitted to the US Supreme Court as long as they are breathing, that is a non achievement.
Concord's PR department paints a rosy picture but the reality is much different.

But passing the bar with an online degree is a great achievement given the odds are about 10-1 against (a lot of students washout at FYBL or just quit). If you can pass the bar, you can handle solo practice, just don't expect any respect from other attorneys.


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You will not get hired if you are an online grad, you can however get an appointment as a conflict public defender if you can convince a judge you are competent. But you may need malpractice insurance.  Online grads are not going to be hired and anyone who thinks otherwise is deluding themselves.  You either need a job lined up already or be ready to go it solo.

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In your experience, do most of the students at Concord plan on becoming solo practitioners? If not, does Concord help its students out with placement, or help you get in touch with alumni? Just curious. My own school had a pretty abyssmal career services office, we were pretty much left on our own.

I doubt any online school could do much in the way of job placement since its graduates are usually going to be disqualified from most public employment with non ABA degrees.  Online students are going to be solo or two person firm practitioners by default.

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The colder the climate and further north, the easier it may be to get into law school.

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After reading the ABA materials it does look like certain top Canadian and English law schools enjoy recognition from a few state bars like New York but that other requirements may still apply. The external law program (online) from London University is not one of those that enjoy automatic recognition.

But any non US law school is almost certainly going to have tougher admission standards for a non citizen than an online US law school.

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Taking one class at a time allows a student to familiarize themselve with new concepts, very useful if you have no previous legal frame of reference.

Well, yeah, but hey zeus marimba, how long do you want this process to take?  One class at a time?  3 classes a year?  It would take a decade to finish law school that way.

True and the student will likely have forgotten civil procedure, torts and contracts by the time they get their degree!

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I don't like Concord because they take multiple classes at once. I think it would be better to take one, or no more than two classes at a time. Concord doesn't have a video demo of the instructor teaching class like some of the other schools do. I also don't have the bachelors to get into Concord. I need like 7 more classes. So I might have to go to one of the other schools.

For someone who has not been to any law school you are a regular fountainhead of advice to others.  Maybe get your BA first, then if you fail the FYB at least you will have that to fall back on?

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I'm genuinely curious about this.  Please tell me why you think it would be better to take one class at a time

Ask your mommy. I'm beginng to think there are a bunch of retards on this forum. I quit posting to this forum a while back and I am going to stop posting again. Too many uneducated people on here asking stupid common sense questions. I'm not responding to to stupid questions.

Taking one class at a time allows a student to familiarize themselve with new concepts, very useful if you have no previous legal frame of reference. 


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EVERY State bar within the United States of America will accept a foreign law degree as long as it is from a common law country. There is no argument about it. We accept them.

Really, maybe cite something to back up your irrefutable argument ;D

According to the ABA:

http://www.utexas.edu/law/career/LLM_Licensure.pdf

Many states do not admit foreign law school grads at all. Most that do tack on numerous other requirements.  Do you really think you waltz into a bar exam with a law degree from Zimbabwe or Canada, guess again. Only two common law jurisdicitions have any sort of reciprocity with US state bars, England and Ireland.

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