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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Non-Bar Law Degree
« on: January 27, 2008, 02:04:58 PM »
I would say play it safe. Dont pretend to be a lawyer if your not licensed, but if you want the education go for it. Many employers will reconise it even if its "executive jd" as long as it is at least nationally accredited. Best of all it would help you as a person if you really do want it. Some employers might even reimburse you, but I'd check first on that with your own boss first.

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California lets you start whenever you find a lawyer with 5 years good standing willing to take you. Other states require a year of ABA law school first. California requires 4 year internship. I dont know the length of the others.

I say go for it. You might not pass the bar, but I promise your education will be better than from an online degree. Afterall, you'll be in the heat of it doing the real thing with people who had to pass the dumb thing themselves. Of course they'll know how to prep you for it since they did it. Can you say.....DUH??.....If you can do it, then do it, go for it man.

Problem for me is I dont know anyone that would take me for it. Mabey you do for you. Also, you could still do an "executive JD" or hell even that novus law school if you want to risk the waste of money on it. Point is, you can still read the books and take the course online and be in it too. Plus that way you dont have to worry about grades, just the real stuff.

Also, they have bar prep course. You can take those and learn more in them than the full JD degree as far as bar passing goes. Think about it, we all took the LSAT here. Those who took the LSAT prep course did the best. Common sense says the same thing applies here.

Good luck. Let us know how it progresses for you.

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Distance Education Law Schools / Lodon External law school online
« on: January 22, 2008, 03:43:51 PM »
http://www.londonexternal.ac.uk

just saw a link for this school online, dont know if its legitt or not, jsut thought I'd post it to share in case anyone wanted to look at it also.

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just out of curiosity, has anyone been fooled by a fake school? If so did you pay in first, if so did you sue the SOB's?

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Distance Education Law Schools / lsat scores
« on: January 22, 2008, 03:39:28 PM »
My score wasn't perfect, but good enough to get in. How about you guys?

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I am just curious to see the result folks, I am a "studying" answer myself. What are you? ???

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Dont be lied to and told that just becuase you have an online degree you can't go to an ABA approved law school(if you want to) becuase if your "Regionally accredited" like UOP then its ok anyways.

If your "nationally accredited" then some ABA schools will not take it, but many still will. Try mostly the private ones, like http://www.avemarialaw.edu  they are ABA approved and nationally accredited and accept DETC graduates. If you have less than a Bachelors try a school like Cooley law school. They are ABA approved and take people with less than a Bachelors.

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Executive Juris Doctor degree
« on: January 22, 2008, 03:30:30 PM »
if you are doing an "executive jd" for employment reasons, you want one to be respected. Since california dosn't have the internal approving agency anymore,  you want it to be accredited. Only a few are DETC accredited. Make sure they are accredited by an agency listed by the US dept of education as an approved accrediting agency. The rest are fake, and in many cases illegal to use in most locations. DETC is nationally accredited and approved by the US dept of education, just dont use it in Texas, for some reason I am told it is illegal to use a DETC degree there even though it is CHEA approved.

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Non-Bar Law Degree
« on: January 22, 2008, 03:26:39 PM »
some bar approved law schools have "executive JD" program to those who want to graduate sooner and not practice law or sit the bar. An example is

http://www.scups.edu

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Distance Education Law Schools / How to find out if they are real or fake
« on: January 22, 2008, 03:25:25 PM »
http://www.calbar.ca.gov/state/calbar/calbar_home.jsp

go to search option, search "schools" then click on the link to search the schools listed. They are split into aba approved, state accredited, unaccredited/state approved, and correspondence. If they are not on it, then they are fake.

Novus law school is not on it. Novus is fake. I emailed them to ask why they are not on it, and they said they dont want it to constrict their ability to teach as they see fit. They only offer the suggestion for internships after graduating but they fail to offer assistance finding interships and they fail to tell you that you dont need their fake JD to do it. California lets you do it without one. Some states require 1 year of law school, but they require aba or state approved. Novus was allowed to operate as a school under california law but not to issue law degrees capable of sitting the bar. The agency that "approved" their school status was now shut down by california for being inefficant. As a result they are not even state approved in any way, accept as being listed in the better business bureau, which would by comparision make a car dealership listed by them as much of a school as they are.

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