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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Online Law School for Wisconsin Bar
« on: February 20, 2012, 01:46:17 PM »

Online schools cannot attract "good prospects" because online degree holders are locked out of at least 95% of all bars.  The situation will only change when ABA law schools start offering online JDs like many regionally accredited bricks and mortar schools do now with graduate degrees.   The ABA schools could then get rid of over paid law professors and hire adjuncts and in theory the cost to the student would drop.

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Animal Farm logic.

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Online Law School for Wisconsin Bar
« on: February 18, 2012, 06:51:44 PM »
If the ABA did not discriminate against online degree holders by locking them out of 95% of state jurisdictions, the pass rate would be higher because more competent students would opt for online degrees.  I get a kick out of all those sanctimonious law school graduates who suffered through endless boring and pointless lectures on Property law and Civil Procedure who claim online degrees worthless.  In the end, most students get by memorizing outlines and taking Barbri.

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That wasn't my point, whether it is government work or legal work, it is not back breaking manual labor.

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Online Law School for Wisconsin Bar
« on: February 17, 2012, 08:10:24 PM »
The chances of passing the Cal bar with an online degree is about 8-1 against given the low pass rate (20%) and first year bar exam attrition. The online JD is four years instead of three.

No one should even consider an online JD unless:

1.  They don't really care if they become a lawyer or not;

2.  They have no other alternatives.

I might add, I am a big proponent of online JDs but the deck is stacked against ther student under the current regime.

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Child Protective Services and it was still easier than painting 8 hours a day.

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Compared to real labor like landscaping or farming, legal work is a walk in the park.  All those poor suffering lawyers remind me of the pigs in Animal Farm whining for their next mocha latte. Government/Judicial work doesn't sound like hard labor to me.

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Online Law School for Wisconsin Bar
« on: February 17, 2012, 06:10:52 PM »
In other words, don't expect to be a Wisconsin attorney unless you go to an ABA law school.  Secondly, tyring to go online is harder, not easier than going to a traditional law school as in many will try and few will succeed.

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Online Law School for Wisconsin Bar
« on: February 16, 2012, 08:21:18 PM »
1.  You can't sit the Wisconsin bar with just an online degree.

2.  In theory you might be able to take the Wisconsin bar after five years or so of practice with a California license and an online degree but I don't know anyone who has.

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Really old new mom
« on: February 16, 2012, 08:18:49 PM »
I agree, an accredited online Masters in Legal Studies or Masters in Public Administration can be had in two years. That should do the trick for a public employee.  Law degree would be overkill unless one actually wanted to be a  - lawyer.

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