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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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/

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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.

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

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Taft, ALU, Concord
« on: July 24, 2012, 07:02:09 PM »
Yes, many will try and few will succeed.

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If you do a Google search, you can know too.

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