« on: January 28, 2012, 05:05:20 PM »
Nope each and every federal court and agency (if applicable) has its own rules. The good news is that DL degree holders who pass the Cal Bar can join many of them on motion.
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what do you consider a low GPA? It couldn't have been too bad if you got into additional grad programs after that.
It is interesting that GPA seems not to have a direct link to bar pass rates. Do you think there is any reason why? Is it different types of testing involved?I added the extra credentials because I moved away from California and couldn't get admitted anywhere except DC. Works for me. I did the DL route because I tried law school and hated it with a passion. The lectures caused me mental anguish. Then I saw how lawyers did less work and got paid more, so gave DL a try. My GPA was ridiculously low at Taft but I had no problem with FYBE and Bar.
DL students fail for several reasons:
1. lack of time commitment
2. lack of basic reading and writing skills
3. inability to memorize and retain information
4. lack of previous exposure to the legal system
Successful DL grads likely would for the most part of have been admitted to a regular law school.