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Re: St. Francis School of Law-- Denied Admission..
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2012, 02:27:34 AM »
It is the education I want... not the career. 

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Seriously??  Who in their right mind would torture themselves just to add another degree to resume?  seems odd.

She wants the knowlege and not the career. A legal education is useful knowlege whether somebody is going to be a practicing attorney or not. A legal education can help a person get through tough times in life and save a lot of money in attorney fees.


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« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2012, 11:55:08 AM »
Not sure where to direct you, but I heard that there are some online foreign law schools that are reasonably priced at under $4000.00 for an entire 4 year law degree. Every State bar within the united states accepts foreign law degrees and will allow you to sit any state bar. This includes online foreign law degrees. The problem with this, is that other countries have different laws, so it would be difficult to learn, or rather difficult to pass the American state bar since you are learning a different countries law. For example, other countries do not have the constitution and we do.

What online foreign schools?  Every state bar does not accept foreign law degrees, they accept only certain ones and only if you have qualified in that jurisdiction first as a lawyer.  Quit making stuff up.

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Re: St. Francis School of Law-- Denied Admission..
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2012, 01:12:14 PM »
Not sure where to direct you, but I heard that there are some online foreign law schools that are reasonably priced at under $4000.00 for an entire 4 year law degree. Every State bar within the united states accepts foreign law degrees and will allow you to sit any state bar. This includes online foreign law degrees. The problem with this, is that other countries have different laws, so it would be difficult to learn, or rather difficult to pass the American state bar since you are learning a different countries law. For example, other countries do not have the constitution and we do.

What online foreign schools?  Every state bar does not accept foreign law degrees, they accept only certain ones and only if you have qualified in that jurisdiction first as a lawyer.  Quit making stuff up.

Jonlevy is exactly right. Some states accept some foreign degrees. In California there is an entire separate application for foreign lawyers, and the bar will do an evaluation of the foreign degree to see if meets acceptable standards. Sometimes an LL.M from a U.S. law school is required, especially if the foreign jusrisdiction is a civil law (as opposed to common law) system.

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Re: St. Francis School of Law-- Denied Admission..
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2012, 07:39:40 PM »
EVERY State bar within the United States of America will accept a foreign law degree as long as it is from a common law country. There is no argument about it. We accept them.

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Re: St. Francis School of Law-- Denied Admission..
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2012, 09:07:42 PM »
EVERY State bar within the United States of America will accept a foreign law degree as long as it is from a common law country. There is no argument about it. We accept them.

Really, maybe cite something to back up your irrefutable argument ;D

According to the ABA:

http://www.utexas.edu/law/career/LLM_Licensure.pdf

Many states do not admit foreign law school grads at all. Most that do tack on numerous other requirements.  Do you really think you waltz into a bar exam with a law degree from Zimbabwe or Canada, guess again. Only two common law jurisdicitions have any sort of reciprocity with US state bars, England and Ireland.

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« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2012, 09:22:45 PM »
After reading the ABA materials it does look like certain top Canadian and English law schools enjoy recognition from a few state bars like New York but that other requirements may still apply. The external law program (online) from London University is not one of those that enjoy automatic recognition.

But any non US law school is almost certainly going to have tougher admission standards for a non citizen than an online US law school.