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I agree with the general direction given by the other posters.

The Dean listed a link on the CA bar web site that has information for all the DL schools.  You indicated you are looking in to NWCU.  They have one of the best track records and it is a long record.  You may also want to consider Taft.  They have been around a while too, and they are accredited by DETC, which would benefit nothing in the legal profession, but may help with acceptance of the degree in general, federal financial aid, and employer reimbursement.

Why did you pick Concord in the first place.  Was it all you heard about?  There are quite a few out there.  Do your research as others have suggested and you will likely find something you like.

Finally, as a few others have mentioned, why did you fail?  It is also my understanding Concord's entrance standards are rather low.  If that low hurdle is too low, maybe law study isn't for you.  Some of the DL schools seem to have no entrance standards--except for the money.  We've probably all done bad on a test or two, but you should seriously examine what went wrong and consider how that will affect your study of law for four years.

Good luck.  If you would, please, keep us posted.

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Wow, 33% is pretty good for a DL school.  Uh, but wait, yes, you said it was only one person, didn't you.  AH should have not let the other two sit for this one and they'd have had a 100% rating!  Oh well.

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RD, please keep us updated on your progress.  I'm sure you know there are nay-sayers here that will tell you it is a tough row to hoe (and they are correct).  DL is for 'everyone' but not 'everyone' can succeed.  If you are self motivated and self disciplined, you can succeed.  If you are not, it will be easy to put off work and keep putting it off until you are too far behind (but we all know this, right?).

I wish you well and hope the nay-sayers won't keep you from logging on from time to time and sharing your experience with DL.  I still hope to do this some day and every real perspective is valuable to me.


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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: St. Francis Law
« on: October 03, 2013, 10:32:59 PM »
...Concord is  the only school which has both accreditation with CA Bar and is regionally certified with US Dept of Ed....

Concord is accredited with the CA Bar?  Can you please elaborate on that?  I'm not aware of the CA Bar accrediting any online school.  Is this new or are you referring to being registered with the CA Bar?

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: St. Francis Law
« on: September 25, 2013, 04:02:21 PM »
There hasn't been a post on this board in over a month.  I'm glad to see it is still working.

By the way, your poll doesn't have any descriptions for the radio buttons.  There are two buttons each with a question mark.  Are you asking yes or no?  Are you asking one school or the other?

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: taft law school
« on: August 17, 2013, 04:45:46 PM »
Good luck, Big Daddy.  Please keep us posted on your experience.

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Concord is the most expensive--their tuition is available online (in fact, I'm not aware of any CA DL JD school that does not post tuition).

Taft is more reasonable and is (also) DETC accredited which should mean it is a nationally recognized degree (not for Bar purposes, but as an education degree).  It also has federal financial aid possibilities like most "real" colleges.  Many employers that reimburse require "accredited" degrees, which DETC should meet that purpose.

NWCU is probably the oldest and arguably most successful at producing lawyers over the years.  It is not DETC accredited, but offers the cheapest tuition for a school that continually produces lawyers.

Oak Brooke probably has the highest FYLSX and GBX pass rates and very reasonable tuition, if you can maintain the moral standards.

Good luck.  Please keep us posted as to what you decide.  Someday I may make the same decision you do!

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Good point on all the additional requirements, Maintain.  Don't forget about the library, too.  The ABA likes to see well stocked, well funded, well staffed libraries.  I have no idea how any distance school would get around this requirement.  Even if they had a library (which would be of no value to the students) you're talking millions and millions of dollars to create and maintain it.  I don't see any amount of students being able to fund something like that.

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: NWCU by the numbers
« on: March 23, 2013, 07:34:32 PM »
Thanks for the interesting observations.  Not everyone believes education is a business, but when it boils down to it, almost everything is run to some degree by bean counters.

Please keep us posted on your progress.

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Good luck, and thanks for the update.

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