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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Mid-Atlantic School of Law
« on: September 24, 2014, 08:19:07 AM »
The Director of MASL is Dr Paschal Baxter he has a linked in account.I also think he is graduate of a Calif law school.Novus is very expensive and in my opinion may not be worth it.Using your figures of a passing rate of 20% after passing the baby BAR which also has a very low passing rate does not bide well for the non ABA route to becoming a lawyer .
Novus is dirt cheap, and also NOT ABLE TO SIT THE BAR. So the stats you gave are straight up lies. If anyone sits the bar with Novus they qualified WITHOUT it anyways.

Now I have to ask, does anyone have a link to this "school" that is compared to the illegal fake school with fake stats?
Sorry to multiple post on this, but this is just sad

I am really curious how these so called law schools can operate at all.  Apparently anyone, even a non lawyer, can set up a law school and make claims with impunity?  I thought education was a regulated field, especially law. 

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Mid-Atlantic School of Law
« on: September 20, 2014, 07:45:54 PM »
Obituary says he was a chiropractor not a lawyer.

http://www.thepilot.com/obituaries/baxter-worth-paschal-jr/article_b46d90b8-0f77-11e4-916b-001a4bcf6878.html

I do not like to speak disrespectfully of the deceased but he appears to have gotten his legal experience after being sentenced by the IRS for some sort of tax evasion:

http://dockets.justia.com/docket/north-carolina/ncmdce/1:2008cv00111/47854

http://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/ca4/06-4376/064376.u-2011-03-14.html

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L.L.M. Board / Re: Applying to an LLM with a Misdemeanor
« on: September 20, 2014, 07:18:02 PM »
IMO the law school will take your money, no problem, if you intent to take the bar exam that is another matter.

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L.L.M. Board / Re: we should replace the JD with an LLM.
« on: August 03, 2014, 01:12:02 PM »
I still think a training contract in which a wage is paid is the way to go.  The government could soak up a lot of those contracts IMO.

http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/careers/becoming-a-solicitor/training-contracts/


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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Practice of "Law" w/out a License
« on: August 03, 2014, 01:04:12 PM »
Yes, you have also got a whole field of Special Education Advocates.

Having a 4 year DL law degree would be a big plus; all these non attorney advocacy jobs rely very heavily on understanding and interpreting rules.  That is something a JD would be able to do while someone without a law degree would likely be ineffective at best.  They also all provide services that people need.

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: ABA online law schools
« on: June 03, 2014, 05:37:59 AM »
Concord gets it regional accreditation through Kaplan University, both are aprt of Washington Post Corp.  I agree Concord is the only DL school with any muscle at all howver Kaplan has been under sustained attack for years now by the government and competitiors.  Too bad becuase I think Concord puts as much as more resources into its program as an ABA school.  Problem is the applicants - there are plenty who would opt for Conrod but for the lack of ABA accreditation and the practical lock out from almost all bars except California and DC.

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True there is no education requirement to be an  SSA advocate but it sure helps.  Besides being a lucrative field, it is one in which people are actually getting helped.  Same with Workers Comp and Veterans Disability.  A lot of attorneys still think these are "bottom feeder" fields - very, very wrong. These are among the most complex areas of the law, not the least.

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 Even licensed ABA grads get turned down for those jobs if they lack the experience or weren't the top 10% of their class.
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Why on earth would a DL graduate expect to be handed a job?  They shouldn't go that route if you expect a job at the end - you can expect to be gainfully self employed if you are willing to put in the effort though.

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Yes that would be true if one did not take initiative but NOSSCR offers training for SSA advocates.  A high school grad likely would not be able to handle the paperwork or rules involved.  SSA is actually one of the most complex areas of the law which is why few attorneys go there.

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: July 2013 Bar Exam Results
« on: May 17, 2014, 08:58:21 PM »
Non ABA law students may have some effect on the cal bar pass rate but not enough to make a huge difference. California is acknowledged as a tough bar to pass.

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