In fact many personal friends of mine completed their law degrees by working directly underneath a Judge or already practicing attorney.
Good writing skills, including grammar, are a big plus too!
Quote from: DeltaBravoKS on August 21, 2014, 07:02:07 AMGood writing skills, including grammar, are a big plus too!I agree, and it's especially true when it comes to taking the bar exam. Those graders are blasting through hundreds of essays. If you can't state the answer in a clear, concise manner you're in trouble.
So here we are in 2015. I wanted to post an update to my previous post in regards to Taft. So I started in Aug. 2013 at Taft. I have completed the first year of school at Taft but I have made the decision to not continue at Taft. My reasoning is that now we have ABA accredited hybrid programs that will allow you to complete most of the course online and have 1-2 weeks per semester at the actual campus doing a very rigorous program with many hours put in those 2 weeks. I did not go on to take the CA FYLSX. I made great grades on my homework and tests at Taft and was considered a leader in the chat rooms and discussion boards. I just get it and some do not get it. You have to put the time in or you will never make it. Anyway, I have now applied at William Mitchell for their hybrid program. I weighed my options and determined that it would be much more beneficial for me to attend an ABA program due to the fact that I am in a state that requires it and do not plan on moving to CA just to be an attorney. I thought upon first enrollment with Taft that I would at least see what the first year is like for a student since most people say this is the hardest year. This was a hard year but it can be done and now I do not feel like I would struggle with an ABA education. Taft provides a good education if you want to learn the material, but I did find that if you just want to learn the law, buy some text books on Amazon or somewhere and read them and brief the cases and then get on a discussion board such as this and throw your ideas out there for someone else to critique. That will help you understand if you are getting the concepts right. So all in all, if you want to learn the law and you need a school to do so or if you plan on practicing solo in CA then Taft may be the school for you. I am happy that I attended for one year and while I don't think the cost of this one year is a bargain for what you get, it did give me some experience in first year law so now I know about what to expect from somewhere else. Would I do it again? Absolutely.
Thank you for responding to my email and taking the time to write your experience. I wish I could do a hybrid program but I do not have a bachelors degree and a California school is perfect for me because I would like to practice in California after I pass the bar.Thanks again and I wish you all the luck in your future,Jahny