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LL - what do you think the equivalent of a ABA JD degree is - it is a LLB or LLM from an an accredited school.  There is no state accreditation scheme in Kentucky. LLBs are no longer awarded in the US but might have been when the rule was originally promulgated. From the point of most state bars non ABA degrees are of so little consequence they are a mere after thought in the rules.


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So does anyone have any constructive advice or just more rank speculation?  I stand by the suggestion, they should look into getting the 26 ABA credits and take the DC bar. No one is going to honor a non ABA degree from Kentucky when Kentucky does not recognize the degree.

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No I am correct and you cannot read or apply statutes.

"1) Every applicant for admission to the Kentucky Bar must have completed degree requirements for a J.D. or equivalent professional degree from a law school approved by the American Bar Association or by the Association of American Law Schools.

AAL Schools is this list, I think they are also all ABA accredited:

http://www.aals.org/about_memberschools.php

An equivalent professional degree from an ABA or AALS university would be what - maybe a LLM in comparative common law for foreign law degree holder.

As for other states, we were talking about Kentucky not Massachusetts, Tennessee, Alabama, or California which do have their own acceditation schemes. Do not assume because one state recognizes their own schools that others do.

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Actually I think these posts are a form of spam by Novus - it operates under the theory that any mention, even  key words "Novus" and "scam" help improve the search engine ranking.  I won a case against an Internet scammer who used the tag - "John  Doe (not the real name) is a scam" as a way to attract hits, he would then attempt to convert those hits to sales and often did.

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Expect to pay quite a bit for your shiny diploma mill JD considering it is recognized by no one as a JD. I am sure your prospective employer will be impressed with your ingenuity however.


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It obviously wasn't state approved, it opened contingent upon ABA approval. Kentucky does not recognize non ABA JDs unless one has already been admitted in another jurisdiction.

www.kyoba.org/rules/scr_2.014.pdf

The legal research skills evident on this board are just plain pitiful. You all get an "F" on basic Google research.


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I am afraid it is not that simple, unless one has passed a bar already, petitioning to take a bar exam just isn't feasible.  They need to go back to school and get the minimum 26 ABA credits for the DC bar or start over. Additionally, the Concord grad was a resident of Mass and that weighed heavily in his favor being from out of state seals one doom usually.

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I believe the Concord grad had already passed the Cal bar.

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So to clarify you need 26 semester hours from an ABA law school to qualify in DC.

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I could be wrong but this process looks like it is geared towards attorneys who have a non ABA degree and are already licensed in a US or foreign jurisdiction.

Evidence of experience in the full-time practice of law.  Such evidence should include, but is not be limited to, a sworn affidavit detailing the nature and extent of your legal work experience during the time you claim to have engaged in the full-time practice of law; legal memoranda prepared by you; copies of published cases resulting from pleadings and papers filed by you in your capacity as an attorney; and/or letters of reference from the bench and bar in the jurisdiction in which you have been engaged in the practice of law

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