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usdoj123

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William Howard Taft University
« on: February 06, 2007, 01:19:53 PM »
I am extremely interested in William Howard Taft University.  They are not ABA..but are accreditted by the DETC which is recognized by the US Department of Ed. like Concord only much cheaper.  Any thoughts on this school.  Looking at getting possibly getting BSL from there too.   

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Re: William Howard Taft University
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2007, 01:23:27 PM »

make way for the big man.

look out harvard

usdoj123

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Re: William Howard Taft University
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2007, 01:55:35 PM »
Any mature adults have anything useful to say??

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Re: William Howard Taft University
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2007, 02:35:52 PM »
Unless you already have a legal job lined up then you should not attend any school that is not accredited by the ABA.  Many states require an ABA degree to take the bar, and no legal employer will take a degree from a non-accredited school seriously.

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Re: William Howard Taft University
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2007, 02:43:29 PM »
I cuurently work for the US Department of Justice and planned on staying with them and becoming a lawyer..entry level states school doesn't have to be ABA if you are able to sit for the bar in ANY jurisdiction.  I would have to pass the bar in CA but don't know how competitive I would be..   

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Re: William Howard Taft University
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2007, 12:22:49 PM »
The fear of distance law schools  is growing
and these guys prove it everyday...

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Re: William Howard Taft University
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2007, 01:36:49 PM »
I would try and stay away from the online law school idea because they generally don't have high bar passage rates

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Re: William Howard Taft University
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2007, 01:43:41 PM »
If you already work for the DOJ and you're in DC, why not just go to UDC?  Its probably cheaper, its accredited and they cater to working professionals.  Its a Tier 4, but at least its on a Tier.  I just think that its too risky to gamble all of that money on a school that's unaccredited.

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Re: William Howard Taft University
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2007, 12:07:12 PM »
Is it possible to earn a degree from an unaccredited university such as Concord or Taft and then earn an LLM from St Thomas University which is ABA approved and accepts DL law school graduates in order to sit for the bar in NJ? 

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Re: William Howard Taft University
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2007, 03:46:24 PM »
AS far as I'm aware, the only states that allow a LL.M. following a non-ABA JD to qualify for the Bar are Connecticut and NC.