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Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Summer Income
« on: August 09, 2012, 05:55:55 PM »
Bar rules? What are you talking about?

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Summer Income
« on: August 09, 2012, 06:10:42 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.

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Summer Income
« on: August 09, 2012, 06:08:50 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.

Online Law Schools / Re: Mid-Atlantic School of Law
« on: August 08, 2012, 10:09:38 AM »
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.

Online Law Schools / Re: Reason for going online
« on: August 06, 2012, 05:17:49 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.

Online Law Schools / Re: Help me pick an online law school
« on: August 05, 2012, 07:32:28 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.

I give Concord points for being truthful.

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

Online Law Schools / Re: Help me pick an online law school
« on: August 04, 2012, 02:58:05 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."

In other words Concord's law school has the same lack of accreditation as any other California DL school. 

Online Law Schools / Re: Reason for going online
« on: August 04, 2012, 02:53:04 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.

Online Law Schools / Re: Taft, ALU, Concord
« on: August 03, 2012, 02:21:52 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.

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