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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Mid-Atlantic School of Law
« on: August 10, 2012, 07:29:35 PM »
A JD from a phony law school is not the equal of a Masters in Legal Studies from a regionally accredited university.  MASL is unaccredited and it's degree is not worth the paper it is printed on.  And yes it is a phony law school becuase its JD degree is not a professional degree that allows its grads to become attorneys. 

They have such integrity at MASL that their domain registration is cloaked:

Domain ID:D150495852-LROR
Domain Name:MIDATLANTICLAW.ORG
Created On:28-Dec-2007 22:46:31 UTC
Last Updated On:29-Dec-2011 01:35:18 UTC
Expiration Date:28-Dec-2012 22:46:31 UTC
Sponsoring Registrar:1 & 1 Internet AG (R73-LROR)
Status:OK
Registrant ID:SPAG-41530833
Registrant Name:Oneandone Private Registration
Registrant Organization:1&1 Internet, Inc. - http://1and1.com/contact
Registrant Street1:701 Lee Road, Suite 300
Registrant Street2:ATTN: midatlanticlaw.org
Registrant Street3:
Registrant City:Chesterbrook
Registrant State/Province:PA
Registrant Postal Code:19087
Registrant Country:US
Registrant Phone:            +1.8772064254     
Registrant Phone Ext.:
Registrant FAX:
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Admin ID:SPAG-41530833
Admin Name:Oneandone Private Registration
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Admin Street2:ATTN: midatlanticlaw.org
Admin Street3:
Admin City:Chesterbrook
Admin State/Province:PA
Admin Postal Code:19087
Admin Country:US
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Admin Phone Ext.:
Admin FAX:
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Tech ID:SPAG-41530833
Tech Name:Oneandone Private Registration
Tech Organization:1&1 Internet, Inc. - http://1and1.com/contact
Tech Street1:701 Lee Road, Suite 300
Tech Street2:ATTN: midatlanticlaw.org
Tech Street3:
Tech City:Chesterbrook
Tech State/Province:PA
Tech Postal Code:19087
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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Summer Income
« on: August 09, 2012, 08:55:55 PM »
Bar rules? What are you talking about?

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Summer Income
« on: August 09, 2012, 09:10:42 AM »
Paid interneship in today's job market? I hope you can it into JAG when you graduate at least you will have a job then.

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Summer Income
« on: August 09, 2012, 09:08:50 AM »
How would anyone know if you were working or not? Ideally, 1Ls should not be working but if you have to survive. I am sure it has been done successfully before.  Law school is just school not the priesthood or Army.

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Mid-Atlantic School of Law
« on: August 08, 2012, 01:09:38 PM »
HI, i have been reserching on line Law school JD  programs.Some one said on here if i graduate  MASL, i can sit for the Calif. bar do i need the Baby Bar/?.I do not think MASL is a approved Calif school [non ABA   school].I think the Washington DC idea of completing 26 semester hours and a MASL degree will let me sit for the Bar.I would appreciate any ideas on ways to sit for a Bar exam after completing a MASL Degree.Also i have been hearing MASL is far superior to Novus.

Mid Atlantic is a "so called" law school. It is "so called" because its degree will never be good for taking a bar exam anywhere. They appear to have no recognition from any state bar. I would place them in the same ilk as the law schools that used to advertise on matchbook covers.

The DC rule you cite states:

"(4) Law Study in Law School Not Approved by the ABA. An applicant who
graduated from a law school not approved by the American Bar Association shall be permitted to
take the bar examination only after successfully completing at least 26 semester hours of study in
the subjects tested in the bar examination in a law school that at the time of such study was
approved by the American Bar Association. All such 26 semester hours shall be earned in
courses of study, each of which is substantially concentrated on a single tested subject."

The fly in the ointment is that no ABA law school will ever admit you to take 26 units based on your attendance at a pretend law school.


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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Reason for going online
« 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.

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Help me pick an online law school
« on: August 05, 2012, 10:32:28 PM »
†Concord Law School’s programs are designed to prepare graduates to pursue employment in their field of study, or in related fields. However, Concord does not guarantee that graduates will be placed in any particular job, eligible for job advancement opportunities, or employed at all.

http://abovethelaw.com/2012/06/a-law-school-finally-admits-that-its-graduates-may-never-be-employed-at-all/

I give Concord points for being truthful.

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Hard to imagine anyone with such spotty credentials passing law school..

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Help me pick an online 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. 

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Reason for going online
« 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.

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