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Online Law Schools / Re: Anybody thinking about Taft?
« Last post by legalpractitioner on August 20, 2016, 08:16:46 AM »

I have a Masters in Law & Public Policy.  I was searching for a ph.d. In some law discipline but was unsuccessful.

I'd advise against a PhD in Law, it is not a very popular degree and won't qualify you to teach at a law school since you do not have a JD and are not a lawyer.  Academic jobs are tight, you'd be better off going for a PhD in Political Science with an emphasis in Public Policy which would have much more utility.  Additionally online and foreign PhDs are a tough sell these days for job seekers.  Good luck.
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Online Law Schools / Re: Anybody thinking about Taft?
« Last post by Kobayashi Maru on August 19, 2016, 08:08:43 PM »
Anyone considering Taft? ... I am not interested in being a lawyer but I have always wanted to study law. I

Over 20 years plus Taft has a good track record of graduates actually passing the state bar.  However since you say you do not want to be an attorney, might I suggest an accredited Masters in Legal Studies from Kaplan or other regionally accredited online provider.  It will be quicker and cheaper. If you still want a JD, then Concord is a good one because it is the only one regionally accredited and has more bells and whistles for its students.  Regionally accredited means that degree is accepted as a real graduate degree by other universities while the other law school's programs may or may not be.

I have a Masters in Law & Public Policy.  I was searching for a ph.d. In some law discipline but was unsuccessful.
google "online phd" there are several regionally accredited ones. Then go to "major" and pick a law subject
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Statistically speaking..........15.6%
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too long and pointless, didn't read............reality remains reality.


If anus hurts too bad to absorb the majors part, focus on the clinics part.

Awwww... what was your law school major? Was it learning how to find a process server?
you........aren't good at this are you?
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too long and pointless, didn't read............reality remains reality.


If anus hurts too bad to absorb the majors part, focus on the clinics part.

Awwww... what was your law school major? Was it learning how to find a process server?
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3.56/170 are excellent numbers, and you will easily get into many law schools, and with scholarships.

Harvard is probably out, as are Yale and Stanford. Go ahead and apply, but you would probably need a higher GPA and LSAT for all three.

Other T14s like Columbia and Chicago are a maybe, and you best bet would be places like Northwestern.

As always, think about where you want to live and what you want to do, not just school rankings.
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Law School Admissions / 3.56/170 International/ My chance to go to Harvard?
« Last post by Kimberly on August 18, 2016, 11:25:28 PM »
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Undergrad: University of Nebraska - Lincoln (UNL)
Location (city, state, country): Lincoln, NE
Race/Gender: Asian/ Female
Major: political science
Minor: English and communication studies 
GPA: 3.56
LSAT: 170

Since I graduated UNL, I've been working in Korea where I am originally from. (graduated in Dec 2013)
I was just curious about my chances - I aim for Top14, especially HARVARD
Do I need a higher LSAT score to apply for HARVARD?

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Online Law Schools / Re: Anybody thinking about Taft?
« Last post by theonlinelawstudent on August 18, 2016, 10:26:16 PM »
Anyone considering Taft? ... I am not interested in being a lawyer but I have always wanted to study law. I

Over 20 years plus Taft has a good track record of graduates actually passing the state bar.  However since you say you do not want to be an attorney, might I suggest an accredited Masters in Legal Studies from Kaplan or other regionally accredited online provider.  It will be quicker and cheaper. If you still want a JD, then Concord is a good one because it is the only one regionally accredited and has more bells and whistles for its students.  Regionally accredited means that degree is accepted as a real graduate degree by other universities while the other law school's programs may or may not be.

I have a Masters in Law & Public Policy.  I was searching for a ph.d. In some law discipline but was unsuccessful. 
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too long and pointless, didn't read............reality remains reality.


If anus hurts too bad to absorb the majors part, focus on the clinics part.
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Exactly.

The whole "We offer a certificate in Water Law" or whatever, typically means that the school offers two or three classes and (maybe) the possibility of an internship.

I suppose if you wanted to go into child advocacy and took the extra classes offered in juvenile dependency, or whatever they offer, that's certainly not going to hurt you. At the same time, it's not a big deal. An internship with an agency/firm that handles these cases would be much more helpful.

As far as criminal law, go ahead and take trial advocacy and make sure to get an internship with the DA or public defender. That's what you really need.

OP:
I don't know of any specific schools that offer special programs in crim law of child advocacy, but you can take such classes at any law school. The main thing is to make connections in the community in which you intend to work. Both of those fields are heavily govt dominated (DA, PD, County Counsel, etc). Get into a school that has a good local rep, and get an internship.
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