I agree. Abraham Lincoln is my hero because he studied law in a cabin in the woods, just like me. Some of our greatest jurists are self-taught. Contrary to popular belief, some really smart people live in rural areas. They should not be forced into the city and to spend $80,000 just for the chance to become a lawyer. If you can pass the bar exam, it shows you know what "they" know. Those of us who are self-taught should be commended for our initiative, not condemned by the very sector that seeks to profit from our hopes and dreams by charging exorbitant tuition.