Are you serious? Anywhere. This is America the land of innovation. If you present your case right, you will get a waiver and be able to sit for the bar. You are a US citizen and should be entitled to take the bar if you studied the law. Believe in yourself!
Quote from: ipscientific on January 18, 2012, 01:09:48 AMAre you serious? Anywhere. This is America the land of innovation. If you present your case right, you will get a waiver and be able to sit for the bar. You are a US citizen and should be entitled to take the bar if you studied the law. Believe in yourself!I agree but Bar Examiners are bound by their rules which exclude all manner of non ABA degrees specifically.
Do you think they pass out waivers just for the asking like cotton candy at the state fair? Why would anyone be entitled to a waiver from the rules in the first place which are put there to specifically keep them out of the bar? That is not my experience, you need to comply with the rules twice over if you are a non ABA attorney. In fact, the only states that will consider a California DL degree lawyer for sure are: DC, Iowa, Wisconsin, New Mexico, and Maryland. DC I know for a fact. New Mexico is uncertain in practice. As for Iowa, Wisconsin, and Maryland, they look striaghtforward on paper but this is no guarantee.Still be a mmeber of two of the largest bars in the US, California and DC, is pretty good for a degree that cost a fraction an ABA degree.You may note that Taft is very conservative about promsing anything except a ticket to the state bar.
I think Taft's own materials support this:Taft is non ABA, it is not accredited, it is registered with the state bar, it is a correspondence school. Most states specifically in their rules exclude non ABA and correspondence schools. They do so because they do not want you to be a member of their bar. Short of some extraordinary circumstances they are not going to grant a waiver and they are most assuredly not going to grant a waiver for a non resident.Of course something is wrong - it is called the ABA.The department of Education stamp is irrelevant, only California and ABA accreditation matter and Taft does not have either not does taft ever represent that it does.Once you pass FYBE, you can worry about these matters, until then my advice is concentrate on the FYBE,.
Waivers still must meet qualifications to be approved as waivers. You can't apply for a waiver to whatever you want and just "present it the right way". You can't just "try hard enough" and turn water into wine.