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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.

Online Law Schools / Re: Reason for going online
« on: August 03, 2012, 02:11:33 PM »
Nice plug for your website which is a load of crap.

Online Law Schools / Re: Help me pick an online law school
« on: August 03, 2012, 02:10:45 PM »
I'm thinking of attending online law school and I don't know what one to pick. I've interviewed most of all of them, and they each have their good and bad. Money is not an issue as I am willing to pay the extra money for the better education. ALU and Northwestern both teach one class at a time. Concord teaches four classes at at a time. I think one class at a time is better. Some of them also have online video learning that we can watch the instructor teach a live class, although I don't know what schools do this.

Can I get anybody's input that has attended these online colleges or others ones? I realize everybody has different learning styles amd works for you might not work for me, but I would like input anyways.

Help me decide. Thanks.

Well you are in the situation of choosing the best one and obviously it is decision that can change your life because if you get admission in a good one you will learn good but unfortunately if you get admission any college that you do not like the way of teaching of their teachers so this will impact on your life so i advice you to choose the best college, will help you to find best college it is an online library of online colleges.

Spam, yuck.

Edited to remove offending link. - IrrX

Where I went to grad school, they had a joint PhD/JD program.

Both employers and law schools would rank an online Bachelors quite low - at the bottom. Sure the degree is accredited but unless the student has something else to offer like a great work or military background, I would be wary of someone who didn't want the hassle of showing up for classes. And I'd have to say some of the for profit online schools may be more interested in retaining students than tough academic standards.

Online Law Schools / Re: Taft, ALU, Concord
« on: August 02, 2012, 05:13:20 PM »
If you graduate online, it is not a matter of accepting "any job, you will most likely be self employed and have to accept "any client" and that is a real b-tch!

Online Law Schools / Re: Taft, ALU, Concord
« on: August 02, 2012, 10:36:17 AM »
The solution would be for the ABA to allow ABA accredited schools to offer an online law school option. 

However, the law professors, who usually have only JDs after all and not an academic SJD or LLD and are vastly over compensated, would pitch a fit since anyone can "instruct" and develop an online class for a tiny percent of the cost of a big shot law professor boviating at some lecture hall full of students.

Online Law Schools / Re: Taft, ALU, Concord
« on: August 02, 2012, 07:02:57 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.

Online Law Schools / Re: Taft, ALU, Concord
« on: August 02, 2012, 06:57:26 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.

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