Good luck on the bar - just seems a backward way to go about it to me.
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I live in the US and I did my LLB distance learning. I did it for a number of reasons, one is cost savings. I earned my degree and the total tuition was less than 5k for 3 years. This in it self was a bargain. I don't know what the future will hold. I will be starting my US LLM in Jan 2015.
Don't bother - it never makes any sense. Just like the alleged 5K total cost for a three year law degree in England. Common sense tells you the materials alone were 5K at $1 = 0.64 GBP.
The idea here is to take an English correspondence school degree in order to apparently avoid the California First Bar Exam and then take the one year LLM since the poster apparently has no intention of becoming a trainee solicitor.
But since the First Year Bar Exam is a good indicator of success on the very tough California Bar Exam, I think this game plan makes little sense. Also English law is really quite different than US law. I've studied both and passed the QLTT and can tell you it was just as difficult as passing the California Bar even with an open book exam!
California should bar foreign lawyers whose jurisdictions who do not offer California lawyers the chance to sit for the bar.Reciprocity Agreements are more for when no additional training is required
California has agreements with Ireland and England.
General Board / Re: Help! My Supervising Attorney Wants Me to Write My Own Letter of Recommendation!« on: November 10, 2014, 11:02:26 PM »
When I get asked by a former student, I ask them for their CV and try to write them a helpful letter referencing accomplishments and skills. Takes about ten minutes tops. Asking the recipient to draft their own letter displays a certain lack of collegiality as well as defeating the entire purpose of the letter. Heck it is just plain slack IMO.
General Board / Re: Help! My Supervising Attorney Wants Me to Write My Own Letter of Recommendation!« on: November 08, 2014, 09:49:26 PM »
Sure, some of my best briefs have been inspired by others but I draw the line at asking the recipient to draft their own letter of recommendation.
General Board / Re: Help! My Supervising Attorney Wants Me to Write My Own Letter of Recommendation!« on: November 07, 2014, 06:09:14 PM »
By the way, the supervising attorney seems both ethically and legally challenged if they can't crap out a couple paragraphs in your favor on their own. Guess the loser can;t even dictate into their IPad
General Board / Re: Help! My Supervising Attorney Wants Me to Write My Own Letter of Recommendation!« on: November 07, 2014, 06:06:15 PM »
Huh? They just opened the candy jar and you don't want any? Write a glowing review. As for the lazy supervising attorney shame on them. I can only imagine their briefs are all copy and paste jobs.