I'm following the same route, in a different state. You're right in not listening to the nay-sayers. I can name, without even thinking hard, three judges currently sitting on the bench in my area who graduated from a non-ABA school and several prominent local politicians. I personally know several students working as attorneys in prestigious firms who graduated recently from that same non-ABA school, etc. etc. etc. Granted, not every non-ABA program is created equal, but that's the point: any gross generalization about such programs is inaccurate.Are there obstacles to overcome that wouldn't be there with an ABA degree? yep. But work experience, the right networking, etc. more than make up for it. I suspect that those who make blanket statements about how bad of an idea it is, how anyone who does it is wasting their time and money, etc etc etc haven't bothered to actually look into it.
<regretful snip>The only truly dire warnings that need to be given are to those who are contemplating mortgaging their future to half-truths and heavy chains.
^||Very nicely written. How much time did you spend on it in a somewhat informal forum?
Quote from: Duncanjp on July 16, 2011, 02:48:03 AM<regretful snip>The only truly dire warnings that need to be given are to those who are contemplating mortgaging their future to half-truths and heavy chains.I just wanted to say..... very well put.