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A certain Mr. Obama was a law professor with little or no actual experience practicing law though I am sure his former students are pleased with the outcome as it makes a nice story.

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Some law school professors get to be members of the bar w/out actually taking the bar depending on state law.

But to teach law why would one need to pass a bar? Some law professors have minimal actual practice experience.  First Year legal writing is almost always taught by a third year student at many schools.


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The law library requirement is a ridiculous requirement in the 21st Century - books are on the way out in favor of searchable hyperlinked e-texts at many universities. Law firms are ditching their expensive law libraries as a waste of space and money. An new associate would likely be upbraided for wasting valuable time at a law library instead of pulling the material from Lexis or West Law. Most law professors have the same JD as everyone else, in the US a JD is terminal professional degree.  Yes you can get a SJD or a foreign LLD but most law professors don't have those degrees.  The best law professors also practice law, but some have not even passed a bar. 

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How can Concord improve its pass rate if it is getting subpar students?  Average and above students are usually not going to waste their time with an unaccredited law school.  Give Kaplan/Concord provisional ABA status and you will see the pass rate improve.

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Kaplan University and Concord unlike every other player in the online law school business - has the ability to take on the ABA.

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Concord is Kaplan which is Washington Post Corp:
http://www.washpostco.com/
They are politically connected and they can do it.

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Mid-Atlantic School of Law
« on: July 09, 2013, 08:14:16 PM »
Passaroa Blackstone is not a law school, its legal faculty consists of one guy with apparentkly a legitimate JD but no law license.

Why don't you look into being a McKenzie friend?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McKenzie_friend

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Mid A**** BUMP - that lot get no SEO from me.

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Never too late
« on: July 05, 2013, 11:18:41 PM »
Ultimately, there is no national law license due to some inscrutable 10th Amendement issue.  Much the same like states being allowed to make a complete mess of insurance regulation.

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The problem is that online and correspondence law schools often attract the wrong type of student who will never pass the bar because they lack the basic skill set at best.  The problem is not online education.  England has dished out online law degrees for years.  When the ABA finally accredits online learning sometime in the year 2069; the problem will be solved.  However by that time lawyer's will likely be largely obsolete having been replaced by LegalZoom Avatars.  The field of law is hopelessly backward and still in many ways resembles what Dickens wrote about two Centuries ago.

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