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financialandtaxguy

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Helpful Online Law Learning Resources - Free!
« on: June 12, 2011, 01:16:00 PM »
Over the four years since starting my online legal education, I have come across some websites that may help you as online law students and future lawyers.  Since you are already in the online mode of thinking and learning, go visit these websites, one gives you tips on jury presentation skills, one has case briefs, one has flashcards, one has recorded Michigan Supreme Court oral arguments, and another has oral arguments at the European Court of Human Rights, FREE:

Trial Tips Newsletter  www.TrialTheater.com

Case Briefs  http://www.casebriefs.com/

Flash Cards   http://www.proprofs.com/flashcards/search.php?search=law and http://quizlet.com/subject/law/

Michigan Supreme Court Oral Arguments videos  http://www.michbar.org/courts/virtualcourt.cfm

European Court of Human Rights webcasts   http://www.echr.coe.int/ECHR/EN/Header/Press/Multimedia/Webcasts+of+public+hearings/

Legal Case Alerts by email and many other resources  http://www.findlaw.com/casecode/

Misc. Law Subjects  http://freevideolectures.com/Subject/Law 

Christian Legal Society  http://www.clsnet.org/

The Famous writing of Frederic Bastiat "The Law"  free audio  http://www.freeaudio.org/fbastiat/thelaw.html

Please share any other free resources you know about to help us continue learning and preparing to become great lawyers!   

 
 

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Re: Helpful Online Law Learning Resources - Free!
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2011, 07:09:11 PM »
Don't forget Google Scholar.  Tha great company allows those of us with limited finances to download any case without having to pay hundreds of dollars a month!
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2011, 11:53:29 PM »
Don't forget Google Scholar.  Tha great company allows those of us with limited finances to download any case without having to pay hundreds of dollars a month!

Thanks for the suggestion.  Which law program or school are you using?

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Re: Helpful Online Law Learning Resources - Free!
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2011, 11:52:51 PM »
I went to Mercer Law School for a year and had to leave because I only got one "A".  I needed to have all As to keep a scholarship.  I did California Souther School of Law for a year.  I got a 60 on the FYLSE.     Right now I'm studying at Mid-Atlantic School of Law.  That school uses Gilberts Outline Series.  But,  I have been in chapter one of civil procedure for several months now because the Gilberts Outline on Civil Procedure cites over 1000 cases.  Some of those cases, like the Pennoyer case, are each over 15 pages long.  Yes, I could just read the Outline and send my summary in.  But, my goal is to being a walking encyclopedia of case law.  I'll take the FYLSE again in a couple of years.
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« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2011, 04:39:23 PM »
I went to Mercer Law School for a year and had to leave because I only got one "A".  I needed to have all As to keep a scholarship.  I did California Souther School of Law for a year.  I got a 60 on the FYLSE.     Right now I'm studying at Mid-Atlantic School of Law.  That school uses Gilberts Outline Series.  But,  I have been in chapter one of civil procedure for several months now because the Gilberts Outline on Civil Procedure cites over 1000 cases.  Some of those cases, like the Pennoyer case, are each over 15 pages long.  Yes, I could just read the Outline and send my summary in.  But, my goal is to being a walking encyclopedia of case law.  I'll take the FYLSE again in a couple of years.

My hats off to you!  You have a lot more patience with the legal education system than I have.  Hope it all goes well for you.  I did two years with NWCU, but did not pass the Baby Bar the first attempt.  I then spent a year with the University of London External Degree Program which was too time consuming for a full-time professional like myself with a family.  I did not like U of L's assessment of only giving one final exam for each subject at the end of the year and that's what your future hangs on.  But I did like NWCU, it's just that they don't allow you to continue your studies unless you pass the Baby Bar first.  But I got two years finished and got a B.S. in Law out of it, and I would still recommend their school.  I hope to take the Baby Bar second attempt in October, and I have to see what my 51 year old slow brain can do - with God's help!  If I pass, I will want to re-enroll with NWCU.

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« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2011, 10:09:00 PM »
Like I hinted at in the other post, your brain is not slow.  If you studied uninterrupted 8 hours a day 6 days a week for that required year, you will pass the test.  Anyone with family commitments and a full time job needs more than a year.  I only recently had this epiphany though.  Consider taking the test in 2012.  By then, all the concepts will be firmly entrenched in your mind.
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