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California registered distance learning law schools are not a scam; the other ones are because you cannot take the bar despite what promoter claim and they have zero academic standing.

Additionally, the California DL degrees are academically accepted; mine was evaluated by SAQA (South African Qaulifications Authority) http://www.saqa.org.za/ and given the equivalency of a South African Bachelors in Law degree. An accredited US graduate school granted me graduate credit as well at one time.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Are Fraternity are Needed in Law School
« on: March 06, 2013, 08:33:44 PM »
Must be nothing but rum, sodomy and the lash then.


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The point is these so called law schools are not law schools at all because no attorney or anyone learned in the law is associated with them. If one can't tell the difference between a scam and a law school, that does not say much for their legal abilities.  There are plenty of California registered distance learning schools and accredited Legal Studies programs out there. I don't buy the argument that it is all just for fun and games; I have seen the real damage that DIY legal geniuses can get people into. Too bad the state bars won't go after these schools.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Are CBA schools a joke?
« on: March 05, 2013, 09:55:00 AM »
The CBA law school will get you a ticket to the California bar exam, it won't get you a job particularly in a competitive field like IT.  If you want to work for the Google legal department better suck it in and get a degree from the best law school that has the best program in IT law.  This is yet another case where being a thrifty Canadian will get you the sort end of the hockey stick.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Are Fraternity are Needed in Law School
« on: March 03, 2013, 08:33:54 PM »
Pay money, get a Greek certificate.

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General Board / Re: JD vs. MJ
« on: March 03, 2013, 08:31:46 PM »
MJ sounds like a MSLS  or MALS, essentially a Masters in Legal Studies.  I used to instruct in a MSLS program, the degree is useful to paralegals and government employees looking to promote due to the erosion of the job market which requires everyone to have some sort of MA to get to the next level..  However, unless you already have a job in the legal or public administration field, I doubt it will enhance any career propsects.  It definitely is not a JD degree and at best you would end up taking orders from some second year associate attorney. The curriculum is pretty basic and not near as intense as law school. Programs that dwell heavy on theory instead of hard skills like research and writing are questionnable.

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The ABA does not have a lot of direct authority but they can be very influential. Unfortunately, they have missed the boat on multi jurisdictional practice, the internet, online schools etc.  They are the status quo so don't expect much of any use to come from them.  The good news is that their main backers, big law, will be as obsolete as the Hummer and TWA  in a another decade or so as nimbler forms of obtaining legal services take over.

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General Board / Re: How do lawyers get clients?
« on: March 02, 2013, 06:13:09 PM »
I was just wondering ways that lawyers get clients if you ever marketed for a lawyer...

Thanks in advance

Put an add in the local newspaper and mention "free consultation" or "workers compensation."

You can also ask other lawyers to send you the clients they don't want (there is usually good reason why).

What you shouldn't do is use runners, cappers, chiropractors and independent paralegals to obtains clients and don't solicit clients at hospitals or prisons.

You can hang around court rooms on law and motion day looking like a lawyer and clients may approach you.


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It  isn't exactly clear to me what you are asking but if you take some non law courses over the summer after being admitted to law school; how would the law school even know? And why would it be any of their business if it was in a totally different field of study like psychology?  Unless these are continuing education courses needed to keep a professional license current, you would be well advised just to concentrate on your first year law courses.

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General Board / Re: law student help for someone doing case pro se
« on: March 02, 2013, 05:57:18 PM »
Hmm federal court and taking on a bank? You need a lawyer not a law student.

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