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If you wait 5 years, Maryland will let you take the bar without a waiver.  DC will let you motion in after 5 years as well.  But somehow I think they have non ABA schools that are not DL in mind with that waiver. But no harm trying once you pass the bar.

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Limited Licenses
« on: January 18, 2012, 08:34:55 PM »
One call also perform lawyer like functions as a Social Security Advocate and Veterans Advocate but that will not make one a lawyer.

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Limited Licenses
« on: January 18, 2012, 08:31:30 PM »
In all fairness what you may be thinking of is a Tax Court Practioner which is not an attorney even if they have a so called JD:

http://taxcourtexam.com/exam_faqs.html

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Limited Licenses
« on: January 18, 2012, 08:27:13 PM »
To be a Patent Attorney one has to pass the Patent Bar.

To be admitted to Tax Court one has to be an attorney in good standing already.

Aside from being a patent attorney which is harder than becoming a regular attorney - what separate license requirements are you referring to that do not already involve being a member of a bar in good standing first? I'd be interested in knowing what I missed out on.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Who will win 2012 presidential election?
« on: January 18, 2012, 08:05:36 PM »
It is a shame that both evangelicals and the mainstream media want to make Romney's religion an issue.  You would think that in this day and age that would be irrelevent.

But it is an issue - look at all the crap the GOP shills threw at Obama about his Church?

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Limited Licenses
« on: January 18, 2012, 08:00:39 PM »
Not unless you pass the bar first.

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I think Taft's own materials support this:

Taft is non ABA, it is not accredited, it is registered with the state bar, it is a correspondence school.  Most states specifically in their rules exclude non ABA and correspondence schools.  They do so because they do not want you to be a member of their bar. Short of some extraordinary circumstances they are not going to grant a waiver and they are most assuredly not going to grant a waiver for a non resident.

Of course something is wrong - it is called the ABA.

The department of Education stamp is irrelevant, only California and ABA accreditation matter and Taft does not have either not does taft ever represent that it does.

Once you pass FYBE, you can worry about these matters, until then my advice is concentrate on the FYBE,.

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Non-Bar Law Degree
« on: January 18, 2012, 06:09:37 PM »
Anyone who can't figure out their school's status is not going to pass the bar either way. Non ABA is trolling.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Who will win 2012 presidential election?
« on: January 18, 2012, 12:58:06 PM »
Foretook - you are obviously ignorant that the Mormans are some of the biggest agribusinness operators in the country.

A national ID scares you but not the Patriot Act?

If an illegal immigrant did not have a national ID, that would pretty much resolve the issue, right now they can whip out a matricular card and borrow money on a mortgage and get welfare benfits becuase we have no real ID for the country.

So called defenders of freedom are usually defenders of corporate profits first and foremost.

If you haven't figured it out yet Mitt will say anything to get elected, what he will do is another matter.

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Do you think they pass out waivers just for the asking like cotton candy at the state fair?  Why would anyone be entitled to a waiver from the rules in the first place which are put there to specifically keep them out of the bar?  That is not my experience, you need to comply with the rules twice over if you are a non ABA attorney. In fact, the only states that will consider a California DL degree lawyer for sure are: DC, Iowa, Wisconsin, New Mexico, and Maryland. DC I know for a fact. New Mexico is uncertain in practice. As for Iowa, Wisconsin, and Maryland, they look striaghtforward on paper but this is no guarantee.

Still be a mmeber of two of the largest bars in the US, California and DC, is pretty good for a degree that cost a fraction an ABA degree.

You may note that Taft is very conservative about promsing anything except a ticket to the state bar.

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