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Wild Jack Maverick

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Re: 'Distance Learning' = TTT trickery
« Reply #20 on: January 15, 2005, 07:40:11 PM »
"Not only is the tuition affordable for older people with other responsibilities, but they also offer Sallie Mae financing which is very low-interest."

Is that both Concord and Taft, or only Taft?
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Re: 'Distance Learning' = TTT trickery
« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2005, 08:15:37 PM »

Do any of the DL law schools have electives of International Business and Trade?

It seems Taft specializes in Business and Taxation. The tuition is about half of the tuition of my undergrad schools. A good choice since taxation is one of my chosen areas.

http://www.taftu.edu/index.htm


Another interesting possibility if one might want to study European and English law--British/American
http://www.british-american.edu/


Concord's curriculum remains a mystery.
http://www.concordlawschool.com/info/custom/concord/index.asp?source=600019


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Re: 'Distance Learning' = TTT trickery
« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2005, 08:18:31 PM »
I was told Concord is not cheap.  20K +

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Re: 'Distance Learning' = TTT trickery
« Reply #23 on: January 15, 2005, 09:57:48 PM »
20K+??? That's highway robbery. MANY ABA schools are far less than that, especially if you can get money from them.

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Re: 'Distance Learning' = TTT trickery
« Reply #24 on: January 15, 2005, 10:48:24 PM »

Do any of the DL law schools have electives of International Business and Trade?

It seems Taft specializes in Business and Taxation. The tuition is about half of the tuition of my undergrad schools. A good choice since taxation is one of my chosen areas.

http://www.taftu.edu/index.htm


Another interesting possibility if one might want to study European and English law--British/American
http://www.british-american.edu/


Concord's curriculum remains a mystery.
http://www.concordlawschool.com/info/custom/concord/index.asp?source=600019




Concord will mail you a list of courses.

I chose Taft.  You can check out my blog from time to time to see my progress or lack of progress, as it were.

http://www.dljd.net

There I have a links to my study log (http://sharkfishstudies.blogspot.com) and a link to my possible specialty, criminal defense of hackers (http://www.delexio.us).  They are new blogs.  I never even thought of a specialty curriculum because I want to keep my options open.

Taft's president has a JD and CPA, so that may have influenced their decision to offer an LLM and Master's in Tax.

If I have time and energy, I may also pursue the CPA license, but for now, focus!




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Re: 'Distance Learning' = TTT trickery
« Reply #25 on: January 16, 2005, 08:50:53 AM »
A CPA? I was just thinking about that a couple weeks ago, when I was trying to decide whether I want a BSBA--Management or a BSBA--Accounting.
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 I recently read that Concord charges 7K to 8K for a year's tuition. Ah, here it is.
http://www.concordlawschool.com/info/custom/concord/admissions/tuitionfees.asp?source=600082

Also, I know that a DL law school degree would qualify me to practice only in states that don't require ABA accreditation--but what are those states?
(Or must I search each of the states' information?)


http://www.calbar.org/pub250/b/s0090.htm
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Re: 'Distance Learning' = TTT trickery
« Reply #26 on: January 16, 2005, 01:39:51 PM »
Where you can practice will depend on that state's reciprocal agreement with California.  "Most" states will allow you to practice in their state with a non-ABA degree after you have practiced 5 years (within the last 7) in California. It depends on which state as to whether they make you take their bar exam or not.

This chart with explanations at the bottom may be helpful:

http://www.abanet.org/legaled/publications/compguide/chart3.pdf

I would still go to each state's bar examiners web page, at a minimum.

There is only one state, Texas, that excludes correspondence schools completely, no exceptions.  I don't like Texas much, so I'm not too worried about that limitation. 

I am planning to be admitted to the bar in Wisconsin after I am admitted in California,because my family is in the Midwest.  Otherwise, I'm leaving the Midwest to move back to California, anyway, so I really don't care so much about the state bar problems with non-ABA grads. I have always despised certain ways and mores in the Midwest, so I look forward to moving back to the Bay area.






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Re: 'Distance Learning' = TTT trickery
« Reply #27 on: January 16, 2005, 02:20:34 PM »
"There is only one state, Texas, that excludes correspondence schools completely, no exceptions.  I don't like Texas much, so I'm not too worried about that limitation."

Um, well...we were taught at college about the corruption of the Texas judicial system.


And here is another thought: it might be sort of interesting to also study the Louisiana system, which is based upon the French civil code.   
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Re: 'Distance Learning' = TTT trickery
« Reply #28 on: January 26, 2005, 10:57:21 PM »
DOWNY knows all about distance learning.  He's never been near a law school.   Oh, D-OWN-YOU