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Online Law Schools / Re: 1 L starting school in July 2010
« on: August 24, 2010, 11:05:30 AM »
Since the student does the learning, an online school is just as "real" as any brick and mortar school.  Also, so many companies, government agencies, and top universities offer courses and even entire degree programs online.  Wake up!!  This is the 21st century.

Online Law Schools / Re: 1 L starting school in July 2010
« on: August 19, 2010, 11:25:36 AM »
I'm done with the California Bar route.  The flight, hotel and re-exam fees amount to more than I have.  I am currently studying to be a paralegal (for now).  But, you might want to check out the University of Honolulu.  It is also registered with the California Bar and is about the cheapest of them all.  And, you get the same product that you would get from the other schools.  The California School of Law has video conferencing as well.  You have to take the FYLSE regardless which school you attend.

It appears to be reverse discrimination because those students with foreign law degrees are eligible to apply for an LLM program that includes courses that the bar exam tests; while Americans with a J.D. are not eligible to earn an LLM via that track.  They take courses most of which do not teach what the bar exam tests.

There are some LLM programs that accept non ABA J.D. graduates.  However,  the D.C. bar requires 26 credits in subjects tested on the bar exam.  There are different tracks for foreign educated lawyers and Americans with J.D.  Only those tracks that accept foreign lawyers teach the courses that the D.C. bar tests.  Those tracks that Americans are steered into do not teach all the subjects that are tested on the bar exam. Reverse discrimination?

Florida Coastal (along with other LLM programs) explicitly excludes Americans with a non ABA J.D.

I don't know if the question "what school did you attend applies to me or the person who started; but, I was accepted to the Mercer U School of Law in 1987.  I accepted a full scholarship on the condition that I maintain straight A's.  I only got an A in Con Law.  B's and C's in the other classes.  Nevertheless, my transcript reads academically dismissed.  Based on that, I am not eligible to apply to any law school in Florida.

To the originator of this discussion thread:  what about becoming a paralegal for awhile?

Online Law Schools / Non-ABA J.D. + ABA LLM = Not eligible for D.C. Bar
« on: August 04, 2010, 04:00:59 PM »
While doing research on this attend law school mission, I realized that the 26 credits required by the District of Columbia State Bar, need to be in the subjects that the bar exam tests:  Torts, Contracts, Wills and Trusts, etc.  So far, no school offering an LLM includes those subjects in its curriculum.  And, some of the LLM programs are 20 to 24 credits; not 26.

Try to get back in at all costs.  I left law school in Georgia in 1987.  I took the LSAT again in 2009 and when I went to apply to law schools in Florida, they said I was ineligible to even apply because I left law school.  The number of years did not matter.

Online Law Schools / Re: Mid-Atlantic School of Law
« on: August 03, 2010, 10:09:33 AM »
I learned to think like a lawyer after reading Tim Tyler's book on passing the Baby Bar.  And, this was after reading two casebooks on Contracts, Criminal Law, and Torts.  I read one casebook on Constitutional Law.  The telephone number with no live support does concern me.  But, this school doesn't appear to be any different from the distance learning law schools registered with the California State Bar.  Nor does it seem to be any different from Novus. 

Online Law Schools / Re: Mid-Atlantic School of Law
« on: August 02, 2010, 11:22:02 PM »
I have read some of the Gilberts outlines.  They are very helpful.  They explain what the law is and cite the cases where the black letter law comes from.  I found them to be much more helpful than the hornbooks.  Therefore, if someone reads the outlines and briefs each case that is in each Gilberts volume, he/she will actually learn the law.  A J.D. from this school along with an LLM could turn a student into an attorney.  Does anyone have any experience with this school's customer service or mentors?

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