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Online Law Schools / Re: New College of Law
« on: April 09, 2008, 04:28:22 PM »
only locally? do you even know what regionally accredited means?

Online Law Schools / LoopHole
« on: April 09, 2008, 03:59:38 PM »
Some distance law schools that are bar approved are not even proctored and mostly self paced by mail even for some(and online). The first year bar exam sucks, but if you take your first year at a state accredited college(even non ABA approved) you can be exempt from that exam. Even if your GPA was too low to continue in the old school. That means the cal state bar will let you get exempt from the mini bar even if you get all D's and kicked out of the old state school for low(but not fully failing) grades. Not recommended for all, but an interesting loophole that I found while reading the offical bar examiners book.

I say good to anyone that can make it at any of the schools. I personally plan to attend a physical campus if possible but am keeping all of my options open. I am glad that new college closed before I started and not after though since they were my #2 choice. Cooley is ABA approved and looks like they may take me in the fall anyways. My only concern with distance learning is that I wouldn't be good enough to pass the "mini-bar" the first year. Others can like the concord judges, so I respect them even more than ABA graduates who got to skip it. It should also be noted that state accredited non ABA colleges are exempt from mini bar too though.

Online Law Schools / Re: New College of Law
« on: April 09, 2008, 03:53:14 PM »
So then you consider regional accrediting to be "low". It should be noted that some ABA schools are not even regionally accredited such as AVE Maria which is only nationally accredited. Last I checked regional accrediting meant a lot actually.

Getting state funding hardly equates to being worth anything.  It's a scam school.  Fall for it if you wish.  If your credentials are low enough to consider this cess pool, then you need to be looking at other professions.

Online Law Schools / Re: New College of Law
« on: April 08, 2008, 01:08:55 PM »
New college was accredited and a physical university not online. State accredited(not just bar approved) regionally accredited, and all on campus with many non law programs. Just becuase it's not ABA approved dosn't make it non-accredited or online. It still got full state and federal financial aid untill shut down.

This is common for non-accredited schools and distance education schools. I remember one that only had like 4 professors, all of whom went to T4s, that got shut down.

Another reason why attending these types of schools is risky business. You may get your diploma one day and then the school is shut down the next.

Online Law Schools / Re: Concorde Law EJD
« on: April 02, 2008, 12:02:20 PM »
There are many execuctive programs out there. Make sure to get one that is nationally accredited by DETC or any of the others reconised by the US dept of education at   California used to have a state approval agency but it was shut down. I believe that Taft and Concord are both nationally accredited. You should be able to even write it off your taxes since it is accredited and used to improve work.

Online Law Schools / New College of Law
« on: March 23, 2008, 11:23:26 AM »
I noticed that several non-aba approved law schools are still nationally and regionally accredited in addition to being state accredited or state approved. One of them WAS "New College" now I notice that their website is down, and they are not regionally accredited anymore. I also notice that Astrive student loans no longer offers loans for them either. That is odd to me since other non-aba ones such as "northern cal law" that are not regional but state accredited are on Astrive's loan approved list. Any one have any more info on this?

Online Law Schools / Re: Non-Bar Law Degree
« on: March 23, 2008, 11:19:34 AM »
very nicely written. Very good points based on life experience.

Online Law Schools / Re: Non-Bar Law Degree
« on: February 05, 2008, 12:49:14 PM »
Bar stands for whatever state bar you are in. There is no american bar exam, just the state bar exam that includes the multistate bar exam in it. Hell even I know that. Look on the books. Bar approved, Bar accredited. Both are definitions on non-aba approved colleges is CA.

The bar is the American Bar Association, and there are no online aba-accredited schools.

now, i am done talking about this bull, i dont argue with idiots.  If for some reason I ever go to one of those seven states and you actually manage to pass the bar, I look forward to making you look like a fool in court.

Online Law Schools / Re: NOVUS LAW SCHOOL?
« on: February 05, 2008, 12:08:08 PM »
Novus is only "real" in the aspect of being a member of the better business burea in California. Yes, you can do study under another attorney to get licensed, but you dont need Novus to do that. Dont let them lie to you. They are not bar approved. They are not accredited by anyone. Even the state approval agency that reconised in CA got shut down, so that is even gone now. In many states its illegal to use a fake degree. You could go to jail for placing Novus on a job application. If you found a good lawyer to learn under great. Skip Novus, use the lawyer. If he wants you to have a degree online use an "executive JD" from an accredited online school.

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