Law School Discussion

"National accreditation"

"National accreditation"
« on: November 17, 2005, 09:23:26 AM »
In law schools there are only three acreditations that matter for purposes of the bar exam.

State Accreditation

DETC while notable has no practical effect on taking the bar exam ANYWHERE in the country.
The main benefit of DETC is that it makes you eligible for SOME forms of financial aid
and that it might look a little bit better when applying for a job outside of CA.
The main advantage of Concord is that it is probably the best known distance law school
and that your fellow students will be a bit higher level than most other correspondence
law students. Concord also seems to care about building its reputation.

In california , a school may be unaccredited but having a fairly decent par passing rate
(Northwestern California 35-45%) and been around for 25 years or so.



Re: "National accreditation"
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2006, 12:27:06 PM »
35% is decent? the pass rate of aba schools is about 70% so twice that, the only reason the average hovers around 60 is bc of the non aba schools


Re: "National accreditation"
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2006, 01:51:48 PM »
I thought AALS has no practical implication for the bar, either?

Re: "National accreditation"
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2006, 09:26:09 AM »
the only thing that counts is ABA, every school wants it and every state requires it for out of state lawyer, true cali does let non aba peeps but they require you to take 2 exams and the pass rate for non aba is really low.