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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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Really old new mom
« on: February 16, 2012, 06:18:49 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.

DETC is not the same thing as regionally accredited.

JDs are accredited by the ABA or by a state.

If the Concord EJD is actually regionally accredited I would be surprised though I suppose it could be possible.

But unless the intent would be to impersonate an attorney, the Masters in Legal Studies would make more sense.  Non attorneys with a JD after their names make me immediately suspicious since the JD confers no right to practice law or advise.

Get real, it's not like you are joining a monastic order. Many students raise families and hold down jobs while in law school.  If law was that difficult, how do explain all the stupid, lazy, and incompetent lawyers out there?

If anyone questions your judgment, just tell them its not like you signed up for something really stupid lifetime spinning lessons.

I'm a 38 year old mom.  I have over 13 years professional experience in IT project management but it does nothing at all for me.  I am in a position now where money is no longer an obstacle yet this seems to make decisions about my future even more difficult.  I am fortunate to live close to an excellent law school and feel that my chances of getting in are very good with an great GPA and LSAT.  I have always wanted to be in law (judicial/government), and I have always been told that I should be in law.

I just want a good idea of what I'll be giving up for the next few years.  I'll have a full time (possibly live-in) nanny, but I do not want to ignore my mom responsibilities for the entire period.  Money is not a factor in any regard (cost or post-graduation).  My concerns are all surrounding what my life will be like while in law school.  I put myself through undergraduate part-time while working full-time as an IT PM working 50-60 hr/week.  I've never been one that had to study to get A's, but I know that law school is completely different.  I just don't know how different.

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