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« on: May 05, 2013, 06:15:39 PM »
While the ABA does have an important role in determining who becomes a lawyer, the other part of the "system" is each states' supreme court. Most court opinions say that the reason why they depend on ABA accreditation is because it would be too costly to hear every individual petition to sit for that states' bar exam. So, the ABA is not the only "bad guy" here. The ABA is responding to the state supreme courts' demand for services. There is a state, I think Wisconsin (but don't quote me), who will allow any graduate of one of its two law schools to earn a license to practice law without taking a bar exam. Some state supreme courts also say that they are not relying only on the bar exam to determine who should become a lawyer. Some of them are looking at the whole person. On the other hand, I do believe that law school and becoming a lawyer is really all about money. If you can afford to pay the high cost of tuition and books for three years, without having to work, becoming a lawyer is virtually guaranteed.
« on: May 04, 2013, 12:27:34 PM »
I am glad it worked for you. It is a lot of material to read.
« on: May 01, 2013, 10:43:55 PM »
« on: April 30, 2013, 10:17:20 AM »
I think you can also drag and drop with your Kindle connected to the pc with the usb cord.
« on: April 30, 2013, 10:08:52 AM »
Download the send to kindle app to your pc. Then right click on each of the files and click on send to Kindle. Then open manage your kindle on your pc. Click on deliver to my kindle.
« on: April 29, 2013, 08:25:09 PM »
You are welcome, Jim. I plan to sit for the exam in September of this year. I really want to get that certification!
« on: April 29, 2013, 03:18:52 PM »
This school requires online attendance via a webcam. If you can fit their schedule into your own, go for it. I looked at this school. It is very good.
But, think about it. If you have to spend time running your business and taking care of your children on a daily basis, do you even have the time it would take to study the law at least 5 hours a night to that you can pass the FYLSE on the first try?
« on: April 29, 2013, 03:14:09 PM »
The title of the zip file is "2000+ Pages of Law School Outlines, Notes, Analysis." It is on ebay.com and sells for $3.99. I have it on my Kindle and I am glad I am able to study anywhere I go. There are a few typo and grammatical mistakes in the notes. But, overall the file does help me memorize the law. I should pass the certified paralegal exam with this file.
For the other poster regarding law school exams: When I was at California Southern, I had to take the exams at a testing site. They were similar to the exams I took while I was a first year student at Mercer University's School of Law (1987 to 1988). Mid-Atlantic does not have mid term or final exams. What Mid-Atlantic does have is a final project. Before anyone receives a degree from this company, he or she has to complete a final project. It can be anything from serving a term of internship under an attorney to completing a thesis. Mid Atlantic is administered by a company. But so is DeVry University, ITT Tech, UMA Medical Academy, CTU, and hundreds of other schools distributed throughout the entire nation. Many years ago, home schooling was looked down upon as well. Now, it is an accepted form of education.
I didn't have enough money to complete Mercer, California Southern, or Mid Atlantic. I work as a security guard and I am divorced. As a result, I have opted to go for being a certified paralegal. I am getting experience by helping inmates with law issues by volunteering for the New Vision Organization. The only thing I [can] do is summarize court opinions for them. Florida monitors the unauthorized practice of law vigorously. I am a volunteer paralegal for that organization.
« on: April 10, 2013, 12:47:08 PM »
"By any means necessary!" As long as you are reading court opinions, you are also headed in the right direction.
« on: April 10, 2013, 12:08:22 AM »
I bought a package of law school notes from ebay.com. They are in a zip file. I broke down and bought a second generation Kindle so that I can put the zip file on it after the notes are saved in pdf format. I had originally planned to have the law school notes printed out. But the contracts portion, alone, is 487 pages. I will use these notes to study for the certified paralegal exam. The other information I am studying is a little outdated. I think I will finally have the required 500 dollars needed to sit for the exam this September. I am also working with a couple of inmates on their habeas corpus petitions, pro bono, under the direction of an attorney. I have decided to work for free so that I can establish a professional reputation before I start looking for a paid position. Being an attorney would be better. But, I decided to wake up and smell the coffee: I just don't have the money to go to law school.
Have you decided to brief any of the cases in the Gilberts books? I know that briefing even ten of the cases in each volume will slow you down. But, the court opinions help me memorize the black letter law because each case states the law as part of the court opinion. As a result, if you read
enough cases you will have that particular rule of law memorized. The court opinions also bring the black letter law to life.
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