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« on: November 15, 2011, 04:31:48 AM »
The FBI considers self-proclaimed sovereign citizens domestic terrorists.
« on: November 15, 2011, 04:13:34 AM »
Just memorizing and synthesizing American law is challenging enough. Can you imagine internalizing British law and then turn around and translate all that back into American law? It can be done, though. I saw a program about an American guy who studied law in England and passed the New York bar exam. His wife or girlfriend killed him.
I, myself, am too partial to American law. It's the best the human race has to offer.
All my other degrees are from nationally recognized schools. Paralegals don't need the CLA credential. It's voluntary. The CLA credential is almost mandatory for someone like me since Blackstone is only DETC accredited. I went to social work school because I wanted to be an abortion counselor. I never found a job doing that. I do not want to know about kids having the misfortune of being born to sadistic parents. Therefore, child protective services is out. I also have no interest working in a nursing home. I discovered that the legal field will give me the right mix of people contact and administrative work that I am looking for.
I chose blackstone because it was 59.00 down and 59.00 a month. It was low cost and made me eligible to sit for the exam. The other paralegal programs went into thousands of dollars.
I already have a certificate in paralegal studies. It is from www.blackstone.edu. That online school is DETC accredited. That certificate has made me eligible to sit for the National Association of Legal Assistants' Certified Legal Assistant exam. Once I pass the CLA exam, I will be eligible to apply for and become a Florida Registered Paralegal.
I have already sat for the First Year Law Students' Exam. I failed the test by 5 points. I don't have enough money to fly to California again right now. I don't have enough money to attend a real law school because I have a high student loan balance from the other three degrees I have. The government won't lend me anymore money even though I am making small payments. My major obstacle has been and continues to be enough money for law school; online or otherwise.
All I really care about, though, is legal research and writing. The only reason why I would have wanted to be an attorney was so that I could walk down the street and think: "I'm an ATTORNEY, guys!" I have a masters degree in social work. If I really wanted to help people, I would have stayed in that profession. Simply wanting to feel like you are better than anyone else is not a good reason to want to be an attorney. So, I am going to swallow my pride, and support other people who really care about helping other people.
I am choosing to be a paralegal first. I can't use Mid Atlantic's JD in Florida. It will be useful in California after I establish a reputation for superior legal knowledge here. The ABA approves of certified legal assistants.
Thank you for your input. I have decided that since I will not have enough money to attend a real law school, I am better off focusing on the certified legal assistant exam and on honing my legal research skills by writing and submitting more articles on legal issues to bepress and to getcited.org.
« on: October 08, 2011, 12:03:35 PM »
For those of you interested in participating, please submit your legal memoranda as an attachment to me in an email. A good way to get started is to read one of the fact patterns of your choice from the California bar exam; any year. Take one scenario out of the whole fact pattern. A slip and fall, for example, will be enough. An individual who breaks in and enters, slips and falls, and accidentally starts a fire will have too many issues to discuss. Then, put the key words from the simplified scenario into Google Scholar. Tell the e-Law Review how the court will decide our client's case based on the cases you have read.