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Online Law Schools / Re: LLB (Graduate Entry)
« on: December 06, 2014, 08:14:18 AM »
Yes, no automobile accident means PI attorneys will be hurting - there ain't much money in slips, falls, and emotional sleights.  Since the older ones are likely untrainable they will have to join the other 100 million people who don't work and never will unless the can muscle out the existing baggers at Safeway and greeters at Home Depot.  The fact state bars don't even see it coming shows how little they care for their members.  You saw it here first but will read it later at the bottom  front page personal interest story on the digital WSJ ten years from now.

Online Law Schools / Re: LLB (Graduate Entry)
« on: December 05, 2014, 08:49:17 PM »

Both DL and unaccredited fixed facility school students must take the exam.

California should permit these schools to upgrade or close them out.  However, state bars and the practice of law in general is backassward so instead of allowing DL schools to upgrade to state accreditation; we have this stupid FYLSE exam.  What do you expect from a profession based on precedent; not much in the way of innovation.  The self driving car will do much to kill off the profession, when there are no more auto accidents, at least 20% of the profession will leave.

Online Law Schools / Re: LLB (Graduate Entry)
« on: December 05, 2014, 06:21:34 PM »
I think it would be an act of foolishness for a distance learning student to forego the dreaded first year law student exam because it is the only real objective measure of likelihood of passing the bar.  Given that a lot of DL students really are underqualified - failing to get by the FYLSE saves them time and money. After four years online, a LLM is waste of time IMO, a good bar pass program is what is needed.  Passing the FYLSE is a good indicator of success but even then the odds are about 5-1 against.  Compare that to a 3 year ABA approved school where even the dullest student has at least an even chance or better of passing a bar somewhere and a good student will pass for sure.

Online Law Schools / Re: Touro College vs. Novus
« on: December 05, 2014, 06:14:47 PM »
No way to tell, could be bogged down in discovery or negotiations or just as you say.

Online Law Schools / Re: LLB (Graduate Entry)
« on: December 05, 2014, 04:58:42 PM »
"I looked into the Bahamas once (just for kicks) and they told me you had to have an undergrad in Commonwealth law, BUT that it only had to be a two year undergrad degree. Is the UK the same way? (same commonwealth)"

Caribbean is different from the UK.  Practitioners are attorneys unless they come in via the British Overseas territories which have attorneys, solicitors, and barristers.  England and Wales allows a 3 year LLB but you then have to enter into a training contract. For most folks, the best and only way to go with a distance learning law program is a California school and the dismal pass rate that goes with it - 5 to 1 against or more.

Online Law Schools / Re: LLB (Graduate Entry)
« on: December 05, 2014, 04:49:27 PM »
Good luck on the bar - just seems a backward way to go about it to me.

Online Law Schools / Re: Touro College vs. Novus
« on: December 05, 2014, 04:47:37 PM »
Usually, works like this:

1.  Answer
2. Discovery
3.  Summary Judgment Motions if any
4.  Trial or Settlement

Online Law Schools / Re: Touro College vs. Novus
« on: December 05, 2014, 07:47:34 AM »
Nothing filed in the lawsuit since last March when Novus did a general denial.

Online Law Schools / Re: LLB (Graduate Entry)
« on: December 05, 2014, 07:36:55 AM »
I live in the US and I did my LLB distance learning. I did it for a number of reasons, one is cost savings. I earned my degree and the total tuition was less than 5k for 3 years. This in it self was a bargain.  I don't know what the future will hold. I will be starting my US LLM in Jan 2015.

Don't bother - it never makes any sense.  Just like the alleged 5K total cost for a three year law degree in England.  Common sense tells you the materials alone were 5K at $1 =  0.64 GBP.

The idea here is to take an English correspondence school degree in order to apparently avoid the California First Bar Exam and then take the one year LLM since the poster apparently has no intention of becoming a trainee solicitor.

But since the First Year Bar Exam is a good indicator of success on the very tough California Bar Exam, I think this game plan makes little sense.  Also English law is really quite different than US law.  I've studied both and passed the QLTT and can tell you it was just as difficult as passing the California Bar even with an open book exam!

Online Law Schools / Re: LLB (Graduate Entry)
« on: December 01, 2014, 09:41:58 PM »
California should bar foreign lawyers whose jurisdictions who do not offer California lawyers the chance to sit for the bar.
Reciprocity Agreements are more for when no additional training is required

California has agreements with Ireland and England. 

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