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Online Law Schools / Re: Baby bar exam question
« on: July 10, 2012, 11:52:57 AM »
You're allowed to bring external keyboard and mouse, no computer bags, no wallets or purses, they give you a list of items in your letter of what you can bring - no cell phones, if you bring one they make you leave it outside the test room at your own risk

No I'm not sitting for the bar in Oregon, but heading back to California, to be closer to family;)

Online Law Schools / Re: Help me pick an online law school
« on: July 08, 2012, 06:41:59 PM »
we do have video's.  I'm in 2L now and have videos for class again.  For the first year classes, Crim, Contracts and Torts we had good lecture videos and had to take notes to review for quizzes and essays, plus we had a legal writing class which had audio lectures.  We have live classes in which the professors asks us to be prepared for class with case briefs, in class we are presented with hypos on the material, the professor's ask questions about cases, ask us for rules the courts addressed, issues presented and conclusions.  We type our responses for all to see and was not intimidating if we made mistakes.  So all in all, I'd say 1L was a good experience, think I should have studied harder. In 2L we have 4 classes plus studying for the baby bar, some took the first 6 months off to just study for the baby bar, I didn't.  I'll know in Aug.  if I passed, if I didn't it will be because I was not prepared enough to pass.  Concord's course work provided was sufficient although many of the students also accessed outside materials to pass, even me.  I feel my essays were strong on the test, I was exhausted around 4 on the multiple choice, yet I'm still hoping I got at least 80 on that.  If I did, then I passed. If not, I'll study harder for the October test.  On another note about the live lecture classes, if your schedule does not permit you to attend Concord archives them so you can hear them when your time permits. 

lol No I work for a law firm in Oregon and no commission from Concord.  Just a few tips for you to learn from.  Study hard, there's also a FB page and Linkedin if you are interested.  Study HARD - next year at this time you will be recouperating from taking the baby bar, and if you are prepared enough you'll pass - PREP is everything.  Waiting for my results is killing me!  I want the PASS letter not the Fail letter.

Online Law Schools / Re: ABA is not an option (unfortunately)
« on: July 06, 2012, 05:47:04 PM »
I go to Concord Law School, it's online, if you decide to go to law school - either distance or correspondence be prepared to take the Baby Bar, if you don't pass, remember you have three attempts at that exam.  If you don't pass the third time, it's like baseball, you're out.  If you go to an ABA, you don't have to take the exam unless you fail your classes.  It's a big commitment, but worth the time and effort.  The cases are interesting, the teachers are eager for you to understand the legal concepts but the fun of it is - achieving!  If it is your goal - why wait, check out the schools online and be prepared to watch four years of your life FLY BY, but it will be worth it if you pass the bar exam!

I'm at concord in 2L, the school has a great SBA - you need to signup, you will want to participate in the FYLSE review - even NOW.  VERY IMPORTANT for you to start memorizing your rule statements!

Online Law Schools / Re: Help me pick an online law school
« on: July 06, 2012, 05:26:59 PM »
I am waiting for my test result from Cal Bar for the FYLSE, if I passed (which I feel pretty good about).  I go to Concord.  I recommend HIGHLY.  Get school, get online classes and prep - BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY -

I signed up in October 2010, was accepted at end of Dec.  had to rush and buy my books for the first year that week because classes started on the 6th of Jan.  Finals - the second week in Dec. and you better be ready for them!  Why?  Can you imagine failing your first year?  NO WAY.  I passed, then took two weeks off, Christmas was a blur and I had not idea how to prepare for FYLSE.  I am so glad I'm in the Jan class ---- when I graduate in 2014 I can sit for the bar at the end of Feb.  Those that are in the June class have the same results for the Bar in July, but they had finals in May and had to register for the FYLSE before grades were issued plus found out if they were eligible about a week before taking the test.  If I lived in Cali, that would be ok, but living out of state means I would have all that expense out without knowing if I could even sit for the exam. 

I crammed for my 2L classes and had them halfway done by 2nd week in May.  Studied my 1L, took the concordfirst review in 3 weeks, did over 500 multiple choice questions, over 100 essays (but only wrote out 20, the other 80 was issues only and then compared to the model answers.  Learned my rule statements.  Now I eagerly await the results and for August 13th when I'll know, do I have to do this again in October?  If so, Oakland is better than L.A., less people take it there and more affordable travel expenses. 

To top all this off, Concord has financial aid - it costs but it'w worth it, and the education is the same as a brick and mortor school, just not approved by the ABA - but who cares, a law degree in four years at a fraction of the cost, passing the bar will be a challenge, but becoming a lawyer - will be a goal I've waited a long time to achieve.

Go for it! Choose your school and let us know the results!

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