« on: January 14, 2012, 02:13:27 PM »
In Texas, my understanding is that you are allowed to sit for the Texas bar if you practiced 3 out of 5 in California previously. Although it's not the same as being automatically admitted to the bar, the degree, plus the experience requirement, allows you to sit for the bar exam.
I wish that were true but alas not:
Does Texas recognize J.D. degrees from correspondence or online based law schools?
No. See the following rules in the Rules Governing Admission to the Bar of Texas: III and XIII(a)(2).
4. Can a person from a non-ABA approved law school apply to Texas, assuming the law school is a non-correspondence law school?
Yes, but only if they meet the following requirements:
(a) hold an active, valid law license in another U.S. jurisdiction, and
(b) has practiced in that jurisdiction for a three (3) year period within the previous five (5) calendar years immediately preceding filing an application with this office.
Having these qualifications may enable the applicant to be eligible for the full bar examination. See the Board's U.S. Attorney Admission page. Recent graduates of non-ABA approved law schools not based on study by correspondence are not eligible to take the Texas Bar Examination. Foreign-educated attorneys should refer to the Board's Foreign Attorney Admission page for more information.