Law School Discussion

Nine Years of Discussion
;

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - jonlevy

Pages: 1 ... 27 28 29 30 31 [32] 33 34 35 36 37 ... 60
311
Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Taft, ALU, Concord
« on: August 02, 2012, 10:02:57 AM »
A lot of common law jurisdictions have done away with or have modified the Rule against Perpetuities so it only narrowly effects testamentary dispositions. So for example, one can usually have a contract with a contingency clause that exceeds 21 years by inserting a choice of law clause for a jurisdiction that has abolished the rule.

312
Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Taft, ALU, Concord
« on: August 02, 2012, 09:57:26 AM »
I always figured it at 10-1 against going in but a lot of that is simply attrition of sticdents who drop out or don't get past year one.  Paralegals and people who have a lot of contact with the court system are going to have a higher success rate, maybe 30% is my guess.  By the way I was originally accepted at three law schools and attended an ABA school but canned it before the end of the first semester.  I really did not like law school at the time.  By the time I wanted to give it another whirl I lived 250 miles away from the nearest law school and had a job I did not want to quit, so distance learning looked like it was worth a try.  But if I'd lived closer to a city with night law school, I would have done that instead.

313
Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Taft, ALU, Concord
« on: August 01, 2012, 10:33:56 PM »
They fail because they are clueless about the law. Imagine trying to teach yourself negligence from Gilbert's outlines and nutshells.  You either are going to get it or you are not. Reading casebooks and hornbooks on your own will serve no purpose at all except to confuse.  The teaching method and the students are both inferior, that's a given. The amazing part is that 1 out of 5 pass at all.

I don't know if the stats are available but since the majority of distance ed students went from correspondence to online, has the pass rate gone up, down or stayed the same?

314
Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Taft, ALU, Concord
« on: August 01, 2012, 05:00:46 PM »
No I don't tach at taft.

People fail the baby bar because:

1.  They have not prepared enough i.e. not memorized everything

2.  They lack the basic ability to pass standardized tests such as being able to write in standard English.

I think the baby Bar is likely harder than law school finals.

315
Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Taft, ALU, Concord
« on: July 30, 2012, 11:53:40 PM »
I would recommend Taft, they have a good track record for an online school.   I understand they still offer the correspondence program option which is great for self learners who can memorize mass quantities of material. Concord on the other hand likely has the most elaborate online courses.  The odds are still bad either way unless the student is a paralegal or has some acquaintance with the legal system on a regular basis. I likely squeeked by because I worked in the juvenile court system and social services.

I have instructed in Masters in Diplomacy, Masters in Legal Studies, and Masters in Public Administration programs.

316
Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Reason for going online
« on: July 30, 2012, 11:46:15 PM »
Bottom line, they still have to pass the California Bar before they can attempt to "change" anything.

317
Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Reason for going online
« on: July 29, 2012, 10:27:30 PM »
No question, Cooley is the better option if you are a marginal student since you can bar exam shop.  There is a big difference between a 45% pass rate and a 90% pass rate on a bar.

318
Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Taft, ALU, Concord
« on: July 29, 2012, 10:24:06 PM »
Taft and currently at UNISA.

www.unisa.ac.za/

319
Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Taft, ALU, Concord
« on: July 26, 2012, 08:20:18 AM »
20 years ago, I am a LLD candidate and university faculty.

320
Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Taft, ALU, Concord
« on: July 24, 2012, 11:20:43 PM »
Absolutely.

Pages: 1 ... 27 28 29 30 31 [32] 33 34 35 36 37 ... 60