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HBCU: Historically black colleges and universities

I agree, JDs are qualified to teach Legal Studies and not much else.  Criminal Justice, Public Law, Poli Sci, History, Public Administration require theoretical and research backgrounds that a JD alone surely does not provide.  Sure some colleges do hire JD's nonetheless if they have other experience but it is not a good practice.  I have seen JDs teaching Homeland Security courses but they usually have relevant exprience.  An EJD on the other hand is a non starter - a vanity degree at best.

If you go the distance learning route, you want a school that not only has a bar pass rate history but can point to actively practicing attorney grads - Concord and Taft can do that as can others.

Actually I have met faculty at a HBCU that had only a JD and also Community College faculty with just a JD, but not an online JD.

I am not impressed by AHU, I turned down an instructor's gig with them several years ago.  My guess is that they cater to foreign students  who do not know any better. 

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Novus Law School
« on: September 04, 2012, 05:16:36 PM »
And who exactly is Novus?  Is there even a single attorney associated with the school, if not, how can it purport to grant a JD?  Just because they say they are a law school does not make them one.

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Novus Law School
« on: September 03, 2012, 07:22:13 PM »
 :o A retired college professor would have realized Novus in an unaccredited offshore diploma mill perhaps?

He made it up.

No but without a PhD, it would have been difficult.

LLB is good for a solicitor's training contract in England - the English legal system is similar but definitely not the same as in the US.

Online Law Schools / Re: LLB as a 'leg-up' for JD application?
« on: August 23, 2012, 06:15:30 AM »
The UoL External LLB is a great degree however it makes little sense to use as a qualifier for a JD application. English law while similar in some respects is not the same as US law. The LLB will qualify you for a 1 year training contract in England after which time you will be awarded a Practicing Certificate. Then you can try to qualify for the New York or another Bar Exam without a JD.  The key here is whether as US citizen you could get the necessary work permit for a training contract in London, I suggest having a dialog with UoL about this as it is something I am sure they deal with from all their non EU citizen students.

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