« on: July 12, 2013, 05:08:02 PM »
Kaplan University and Concord unlike every other player in the online law school business - has the ability to take on the ABA.
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Passaroa Blackstone is not a law school, its legal faculty consists of one guy with apparentkly a legitimate JD but no law license.
Why don't you look into being a McKenzie friend?
« on: July 05, 2013, 11:08:42 PM »
The problem is that online and correspondence law schools often attract the wrong type of student who will never pass the bar because they lack the basic skill set at best. The problem is not online education. England has dished out online law degrees for years. When the ABA finally accredits online learning sometime in the year 2069; the problem will be solved. However by that time lawyer's will likely be largely obsolete having been replaced by LegalZoom Avatars. The field of law is hopelessly backward and still in many ways resembles what Dickens wrote about two Centuries ago.
« on: April 25, 2013, 07:11:53 PM »
Mid Atlantic is not actually a real law school since it is not registered with any bar association the grads cannot qualify for the California Bar (or any other) - so they wouldn't know.
Just shows that California's Bar can negotiate deals if it wants to - no rhyme or reason why a California lawyer would need only 1 year experience and a Pennsylvania one five? The reciprocity is that Irish solicitors can sit the California bar. New York gets no reciporcity with Ireland despite having a big St Paddy's Day Parade every year.
This demonstrates why an optional national bar would be a good idea.
Even stranger California does have a reciprocity agreement with Ireland of all places:
Only lawyers qualified in one of the jurisdictions listed below may be eligible to sit the QLTT:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, California (with one year PQE in California), Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, England and Wales, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, New York (with one year PQE in New York), Norway, Pennsylvania (with five years PQE in Pennsylvania) Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Scotland, Switzerland, New South Wales and New Zealand.
Actually I agree, law students often do not understand that the JD is just the beginning and after graduation fall into a rut. How many California lawyers are needlessly afraid of federal court, criminal law or trying something new for fear of making a mistake or looking foolish? In the EU, a European lawyer can practice in any member state - in the USA we have over fifty different state and territorial bars with a lot of needless barriers erected. As a non ABA grad, I can practice in a handful of states but have been admitted in 4 different UK jurisdictions. I often wonder if our mainstream law schools foist an unnecessaruly restrictive worldview on their students?