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--- Quote from: reformer on December 14, 2012, 02:27:24 PM ---Cal Bar policy for the admission Rule 4.25/Chap 3 seems to be real headache.
The Cal Bar itself  does not practice their own law on the Eligibility. It is perhaps to serve the special interest group who support teh evaluation. I have an MS from US and yet they are giving me hard time.

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Rule 4.25 General education
Before beginning the study of law, a general applicant must have completed at least two years of college work or demonstrated equivalent intellectual achievement, which must be certified by the law school the applicant is attending upon request by the Committee.
(A) “Two years of college work” means a minimum of sixty semester or ninety quarter units of college credit
(1) equivalent to at least half that required for a bachelor’s degree from a college or university that has degree-granting authority from the state in which it is located; and
(2) completed with a grade average adequate for graduation.

California does not even require an Associates degree, hard to see how one could not qualify. Even a three year foreign Bachelors degree would seem adequate with an evaluation certificate.


--- Quote from: passaroa25 on October 09, 2010, 05:12:05 PM ---None of these online law schools have the proper credentials
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I have a question....what are the "proper" credentials? Isn't the point of ANY law school to graduate, pass the bar exam and practice law? Once a person is an attorney it really isn't a matter of where he/she went to law school. When was the last time you asked your doctor where he/she went to medical school?...
did it change your mind on receiving medical care? 

I do agree with you regarding cost: go to the cheapest one. I will have zero debt when I graduate with my law degree.

On line degrees are fine as long as you are understand that you need to first pass the California bar and the only other bar that will let you in without an act of God is  DC.

Your clients are not likely to care but opposing counsel and their clients sometimes try to make something of it.

You will also face outright hostility if you apply for a position with a law firm or govt. agency.

Therefore aside from DC and California; that online degree is not recognized as a qualifying law degree by 49 other states (give or take a few like Iowa that may make an exception with 10 years of experience).

Has anyone talked any of the faculty or administrative staff at this school?  I am looking at attending an on-line school and AH looks like a good choice.  I have tried to search for alumni or information about the current staff, but I can't find anything. 

Maintain FL 350:

--- Quote from: cobes1996 on August 07, 2013, 09:24:48 AM ---I have tried to search for alumni or information about the current staff, but I can't find anything.

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The info regarding faculty/FYLSE/general bar exam pass rates is available on AHU's website. According to AHU, the bar exam pass rate for 2007-2012 is 0%. 

The same caveats apply to AHU that apply to all online/distance/non-ABA programs. These programs can be a good choice for the right student, but you need to fully understand the inherent limitations of such degree. As jonlevy pointed out, most states will not admit non-ABA students. I know that everyone loves to point out the handful of cases to the contrary, but those examples are few and far between.

Additionally, most employers will be suspicious about the quality of an online degree. Maybe that's unfair, but it's true nonetheless. If your goal is to take the CA bar and open a solo practice, that may not matter.

I think the main thing is just to be realistic about the implications. In my experience, then people who were bitter and disappointed after law school were the ones who had unrealistic expectations in the first place. Understand that attending an online school is going to present obstacles that traditional law schools won't, and go from there. 


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