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Non-Traditional Students / Re: UK or USA for post grad law degree
« on: December 13, 2013, 11:07:43 PM »
3 years but Singapore only recognizes 4 US law schools:

Columbia University
Harvard University
New York University
University of Michigan

http://www.mlaw.gov.sg/practising-as-a-lawyer/admission/req/qp/usa.html

But a US degree would make the least sense of the Singapore, UK, Australia, and NZ law schools that are recognized there since US law would least resemble Singapore law.



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Non-Traditional Students / Re: UK or USA for post grad law degree
« on: December 12, 2013, 11:57:10 AM »
If you really want to be a Singapore lawyer, you obviously start by looking at their requirements first:

http://www.mlaw.gov.sg/practising-as-a-lawyer/unis.html

However, generally you must be a Singapore citizen or permanent resident to qualify.

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Rocketdog - you must be very brave - is it true not a single grad of AHLS has ever passed the Cal Bar?  Wouldn't that be indicative of some flaw in their instructional method or curriculum? What you need is a law school that will get you past the First Year Law Student Exam.  You might want to consider your odds and supplement the curriculum being offered.  best of luck!

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Distance Learning
« on: November 24, 2013, 09:48:38 PM »
If you contemplate going down some unknown road like an English online law degree - submit your plan to the state bar first and get an opinion in writing.  California has a process for this.

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Non-ABA approved Test Takers
« on: November 24, 2013, 09:46:37 PM »
The Concord case was a one off situation.  Typically an online California grad can take the Cal bar and after 5 years practice motion into the DC bar and this is it with a few very minor exceptions.

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Mid-Atlantic School of Law
« on: November 24, 2013, 09:43:54 PM »
Consider yourself lucky if they don't respond.

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L.L.M. Board / Re: LLM in tax without a JD
« on: November 24, 2013, 09:18:46 PM »
Yes you can practice as a non attorney before the US Tax Court, you will need to pass an exam. plus have 2 sponsors.  You don't need a LLM but that might be one way to get in and make connections.

https://www.ustaxcourt.gov/rules/Title_XX.pdf

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Distance Learning
« on: October 27, 2013, 08:06:45 PM »
By the way I have an online JD and then did the QLTT - so I am not anti DL, I am just warning you the bars are not your friend in these matters and to get it in writing....

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Distance Learning
« on: October 27, 2013, 08:04:29 PM »
I also have tried to warn that this may not even result in a bar ticket. Unless he has a firm committment in writing from the Cal Bar that they will accept a foreign distance learning LLB plus LLM; I have my doubts the bar will comply. The Cal Bar as I have noted before is not obligated to accept just any foreign LLB - would they accept a LLB from UNISA or University of Zimbabwe absent a license - I am not so sure.  I think the bar will look at the degree itself and make a decision and since it is a DL degree and not Oxford, the result may be in question. 

However I do disagree, a LLB plus LLM and bar course is likely just as good as a California DL JD - that is to say about 5-1 odds against passing.

If it was me - I'd go for the solicitor license first and then the the US Bar.

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Distance Learning
« on: October 18, 2013, 10:15:41 PM »
It is hard enough to get a bar ticket with a foreign license - getting in with a foreign law degree and a one year LLM sounds good theory but likely will not work.  How would the bar evaluate the foreign law degree? A 1 year LLM is not the same as a 3 year JD. 

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