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« on: August 06, 2012, 08:17:49 AM »
Good advice however I would add a few caveats:
1. If one is already working in the legal field or court system as a paralegal or some other position, that offers more real world experience than a law school clinic.
2. Clients don't care where you went to law school which is fine if you want to be a solo practitioner (and can teach yourself how to practice) but employers sure do care. Do not believe any lawyer that says they will not take into consideration where your law degree is from, they will. Additionally many government job descriptions for attorneys specifiy an ABA degree.
3. You will be limited to California practice and California is a tough job market.
Good luck with whatever you decide.
« on: August 05, 2012, 10:29:54 AM »
Hard to imagine anyone with such spotty credentials passing law school..
« on: August 04, 2012, 05:58:05 PM »
Concord's regional accreditation through Kaplan is actually irrelevant to the law degree. Regional accreditation has to do with academics not law school accreditation through the ABA or a state bar.
"Concord is registered as a Distance Learning Law School with the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California. Registration with the Committee permits Concord JD graduates, who meet the regulatory requirements, to apply for admission to the State Bar of California."http://info.concordlawschool.edu/pages/accreditation.aspx
In other words Concord's law school has the same lack of accreditation as any other California DL school.
« on: August 04, 2012, 05:53:04 PM »
If you graduate from a distance learning California law school, there is no petition possible until you pass the California bar. No other state will recognize the degree until you pass the California bar. There are no exceptions. I believe the same applies to all unaccredited Californua law schools regardless of whether they are distance or not.
« on: August 03, 2012, 05:21:52 PM »
Why would anyone want to take a 4 year JD position to apply for a non attorney position? Makes no sense to me. You would not be an attorney and could not dispense legal advice, so your online JD would be about as worthless as .....As for the type of client you will get as a sole practitioner just starting out these days, it will be anyone who stumbles in your office or other attorneys won't take as a client - child molestors, petty criminals, drug addicts, mentally disabled folks and custody cases on their fifth attorney. Placing your office strategically next to a few bars helps too. These folks 'cases will be so messed up you will not be able to do any harm while you earn while you learn. Get some experience and you might graduate to divorces and criminal defense. Online schools only teach to pass the bar, nothing about law practice, you will have to pick that up on your ownsies and by asking other attorneys.
« on: August 03, 2012, 05:11:33 PM »
Nice plug for your website which is a load of crap.
« on: August 03, 2012, 05:10:45 PM »
I'm thinking of attending online law school and I don't know what one to pick. I've interviewed most of all of them, and they each have their good and bad. Money is not an issue as I am willing to pay the extra money for the better education. ALU and Northwestern both teach one class at a time. Concord teaches four classes at at a time. I think one class at a time is better. Some of them also have online video learning that we can watch the instructor teach a live class, although I don't know what schools do this.
Can I get anybody's input that has attended these online colleges or others ones? I realize everybody has different learning styles amd works for you might not work for me, but I would like input anyways.
Help me decide. Thanks.
Well you are in the situation of choosing the best one and obviously it is decision that can change your life because if you get admission in a good one you will learn good but unfortunately if you get admission any college that you do not like the way of teaching of their teachers so this will impact on your life so i advice you to choose the best college, SpammingTool.org will help you to find best college it is an online library of online colleges.
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« on: August 03, 2012, 05:09:30 PM »
Where I went to grad school, they had a joint PhD/JD program.
« on: August 03, 2012, 05:08:37 PM »
Both employers and law schools would rank an online Bachelors quite low - at the bottom. Sure the degree is accredited but unless the student has something else to offer like a great work or military background, I would be wary of someone who didn't want the hassle of showing up for classes. And I'd have to say some of the for profit online schools may be more interested in retaining students than tough academic standards.
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