« on: January 03, 2012, 06:08:49 AM »
All the initiator of this thread has to do is contact the ABA for a list of LLM programs for foreigners that they endorse. If they don't have a list, I am sure they know who does.
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« on: January 03, 2012, 06:02:17 AM »
Most LLM programs are designed for foreigners who already have law degrees in their country. The LLM simply introduces these attorneys to American law, and prepares them for the bar exam. The LLM programs for Americans normally do not accept Americans who don't have a JD. And, they are true masters degrees in the sense that they focus on a narrow area of law. They do not teach what the bar exam tests.
I don't know if it has been tried. But, an American could get a British LLB and then enroll in an LLM program for students with foreign law degrees. Then he/she would be able to sit for the bar exam.
I haven't sought out any of this because I simply don't have the money. I am going to stick with my paralegal certificate (I have 3 other degrees from accredited universities.), author one or two case digests, and start looking for a job after I pass the CLA exam. I plan to take it in May; if I get the $ 250.00 together in time. The University of Leiden is still up in the air. My proposal was on American law. I may be able to submit a second one on Dutch law. The challenge, I read online, is that Dutch court opinions are written in Dutch.
« on: December 21, 2011, 12:48:13 PM »
I also appreciate your vast knowledge of what is out there, Jonlevy. I am getting my transcripts together for the University of Leiden's LLD program. I will finally get some kind of academic support for the hornbook/case digest that I want to write.
Since I cannot afford Mid Atlantic or the Marshall School of Law (in Florida), your link to Leiden may be able to help me write a hornbook as a dissertation. The website said there are no fees. It cannot get much better than that. I sent the school an inquiry.
Why do you think I am wrong? Have you earned a JD from an online law school, passed the California bar, published a few articles on various legal issues, and approached another state about sitting for their bar exam?
I read this case a little while back. Ross Mitchell passed the MA bar exam and is working in MA.
I think that most states will allow someone with an online law school degree to sit for their exam on a case by case basis. I think that getting published on legal analytical topics is one of the best ways out there that shows them what you can do. Even ABA law school grads submit a sample of their writing to government agencies and some of the top law firms. It will not be easy. But, it is not impossible to get the green light to sit for a bar exam after earning a law degree online.
I really think that we should be honing our legal skills; discussing court opinions and comparing court filing procedures. But, it doesn't seem as though many people, here, are interested in those topics.