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Orly Taitz, a California GOP candidate for the US senate has been getting lambasted for quite a while due to her serial lawsuits against the President. The critics somehow blame Taft Law School which she graduated from and passed the bar. I don't see any correlation here?
The states are stupid regulators, they have proven that with the insurance industry. They do little better with lawyers, California has perhaps the toughest bar, no reciprocity, numerous non ABA schools of dubious quality, and is the only state that initially recognizes online and correspondence degrees. for the bar exam. DC on the other hand has a tough bar but reciprocity with every other jurisdiction after 5 years practice. Florida is known for protectionism due to fear retiree lawyers from up north will take away business. Each federal court has its own set of standards varying widely. It would be interesting to know if a national mandatory bar would violate the 10th amendment?
Too bad "the people" don't nominate SCOTUS Justices, Presidents do. With or without the ABA, the SCOTUS nominations would look much the same as today with nominees coming primarily out of the best law schools in the country.
Ever read the "Power Elite" by C Wright Mills? That is why we have SCOTUS judges who are essentially corporate and government schills.
Why "concede?" That's what I'm calling "... lame, subjective, and unsupported ..." It only encourages narrow minded people to believe they have some sort of plausible argument. The other guy's argument shouldn't even be considered as having any sort of merit.
Like it or not, he makes a very plausible argument. I agree with you insofar as the correct definition of "success" is arguable. But it's just silly to ignore the fact that a graduate of an online law school is going to be hampered, rightfully so or not, with more than a few career hurdles. A few of which will never be successfully navigated, no matter how brilliant the individual may be. For instance, no one from an online law school will ever sit on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Why not? A law degree is not even constitutionally required to sit on SCOTUS. People may get fed up with the ABA as the self appointed guardian of who is qualified.
Slaving away at big law is hardly my idea of success. No one who wants to go into big law or be a judge's clerk is going to attend an online school. Therefore, the online grad obviously has an immediate and realistic goal of "mal"practicing solo for a few years first and then getting better and specializing. Online grads with unrealisitic goals are likely not the type who are going to pass the FYBE. Taft is upfront in its materials, it is not a scam and has a modest group of lawyer alumni. The online attorney is facing the same challenges as a non ABA grad or a T-4 in the current job market. Mr. T-1 will miss all the fun in representing SSI cases and doing public defense and instead will be working mind numbing hours doing dumb ass document reviews. I pity the fool.
Has to do with the California bar's reciprocity agreements: