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OK, when you pass the bar, you go sue them, end of story.

Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Non-Bar Law Degree
« on: January 17, 2012, 05:09:54 PM »
Yes, that state is called California, all the DL schools are not state approved, they are registered with the state. 

Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Kill All the Law Schools
« on: January 17, 2012, 11:06:35 AM »
Things change as circumstances change, within 20 years all law schools will be fully or partially online to some degree for example.

There will be no need for those precious and expensive paper law libraries as everything will be beamed to your IPAD or tablet and students will have grown up not reading books but cross referencing Kindles.

The law professors will need to adapt or find another job or sip some hemlock like Socrates.

What makes you think they bank in the RMI?  Not likely, the corp. is just supposedly based there. The owners would likely default, pop up somewhere else, and you would have a worthless judgment for your efforts.

Are you under the illusion that being incorporated and having a website makes one a legitimate business?

Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Kill All the Law Schools
« on: January 17, 2012, 11:00:25 AM »
Since polticians tend to be lawyers don't except anything to pass that would lower legal fees and lower their standard of living. Toss in that all judges are lawyers(obviously) and see the result when taken to court if law did pass.

Quite true but it is a sensible opinion and if it is being aired in the WSJ, it may have some support from the businness sector which is sick and tired of getting overcharged by big law firms. The ABA could be counted on to fight such a horrendous development tooth and nail.

Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Kill All the Law Schools
« on: January 17, 2012, 10:57:56 AM »
I absolutely oppose any apprenticeship requirement.  When that is implemented, only children of lawyers will be able to become lawyers.

Seems to work in England. I suspect much of the apprecticeship could be done with the government which is after all the largest employer of attorneys and not individuals who hire their children who would be at best 1%-5% of the total. It would be a boon to corporations and law firms who could get talent for a minimal wage and possibly retain the ones who work out well in their training program.

Since it uses a CA mailing address wouldn't that be standing to do file a claim in federal  court ?

You mean jurisdiction not standing.

Collecting the judgment has nothing to with either, it is how you get paid which one likely wouldn't under this hypothetical because the defendants would likely just be scofflaws who would set up shop the next day under another name.

Many people are under the assumption that courts enforce civil judgments, they can be used to help collect, but we do not have debtors' prison and deadbeats, including a lot of people with credit card debt judgments, never pay.

are there any states that would? all that is needed is 1 state..esp. since this school has been approved by the state.

Was Barkley approved by the state of Kentucky? I saw nothing in your original post that indicated that - if so it is a state accredited school non ABA school.  I think the first step then is to confirm with the Kentucky Bar Examiners or whoever accredits law schools in Kentucky that this is true and get something in writing from the State of Kentucky.

With that letter hand you can then check the bar admission rules for each and every US state and territory regarding state accredited non ABA schools as opposed to non state accredited non ABA schools which are the DL schools we deal with this in this forum  - good luck.

You know, you can look that up yourself by doing a Google for Alabama Bar Examiners and checking the rules yourself.

Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Maine
« on: January 17, 2012, 09:55:50 AM »
No petition is easy and I doubt Maine would grant it for a non resident in any event.


Maine Bar Admission Rule 10 (c) (3)) requires that applicants who graduate from a non-ABA accredited program must be admitted and practice in a jurisdiction for three years before they are eligible to sit for the Maine bar. MBAR 10(c)(3). Graduates of the Massachusetts School of Law are eligible to sit for the Maine bar exam if they have been admitted in Massachusetts and file a certificate of good standing with the Board:

(3) graduated from a law school accredited by the United States jurisdiction in
which it is located and has been admitted to practice by examination in one or more
jurisdictions within the United States and has been in active practice there for at least
3 years

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