The only T4 I know off the top of my head that's really bad is Cooley ...there are others that seem to have similar reputations;
You said "more then a few," you gave me one (Thomas M. Cooley Law School). I was expecting you would dismiss 10 specifically named. But I guess for now we can rely on the ambiguity of that speculation for forum and blogging purposes.
I'm going to put that aside for now but I'll get back to it.
others trying to get in to the market to prey on the vulnerabilities of people looking for "a chance."
Now I'm not trying to paint a rationalization to embrace a right away to expand professional schools for marketing ventures but can't this be said about any academic system in the U.S. either graduate, undergraduate, community college, all the way down to where we send our kids to public or private school? Because if that the case, wouldn't your argument be so broad enough to be “bad vs. good school” rather then T3 and up vs. online and "more then a few" T4's?
So going back to my first question I asked you: Among this 2008 U.S. News ranking list http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/grad/law/search/c_final_tier+4
which ones are the "more than a few T4 schools" by any chance?
Appalachian School of Law
Ave Maria School of Law
California Western School of Law
Campbell University (Wiggins)
Florida Coastal School of Law
Florida International University
Golden Gate University
John Marshall Law School
New England School of Law
North Carolina Central University
Northern Illinois University
Northern Kentucky University (Chase)
Nova Southeastern University (Broad)
Oklahoma City University
Roger Williams University
South Texas College of Law
Southern Illinois University--Carbondale
Southwestern Law School
St. Mary's University
St. Thomas University
Texas Southern University (Marshall)
Texas Wesleyan University
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Touro College (Fuchsberg)
University of Dayton
University of Detroit Mercy
University of Memphis (Humphreys)
University of North Dakota
University of Tulsa
University of the District of Columbia (Clarke)
Western New England College
Whittier Law School
William Mitchell College of Law
I don't keep up with T4 schools, however, so I couldn't tell you which ones. I wouldn't want to hazard a guess because there are some T4s that do actually put the work into trying to provide a quality legal education,
Ok, since you don't follow T4 schools among "the following correspondence law schools, which include online or distance learning law schools, that are currently registered by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California and have met the registration requirements specified in Rule XIX," http://calbar.ca.gov/state/calbar/calbar_generic.jsp?cid=10115&id=5128
which are the "bad ones"? You know, the ones that are going to leave the majority of their alumni unemployed, heart broken, etc, etc.
Abraham Lincoln University School of Law
American Heritage University School of Law
Aristotle University Institute of Law and Jurisprudence
California School of Law
Concord Law School of Kaplan University
MD Kirk School of Law Newport University School of Law
Northwestern California University School of Law
Oak Brook College of Law and Government Policy
California Southern University
University of Honolulu School of Law
West Coast School of Law
West Haven University School of Law
Taft Law School
Now I'm just assuming you follow these online schools but if you do how many of them are the "bad ones?"
9 of them?, 10 of them?, all of them? Because if it's not all of the them I don't think the "good ones" should be "lumped in with the others." And if it's all or any of them, besides what they share, what do you know of all 13 of these schools individually?
My point or speculation based on what ever you want to call it, is that it's easy to dismiss "the bottom" with "hazard guesses" and speculation on where these non-Socratics are going to end up but if there was never such thing as an online or distance learning law school, people would probably single out T4 school with a lot more confidence then just naming one using your same exact observation.