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jonlevy

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Re: NWCU by the numbers
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2013, 12:32:10 PM »
I agree with you that the mere activity of learning the law is well-suited to online study, Jon. But becoming a successful attorney involves more than just rote memorization of esoteric rules and learning to perform legal analysis. What do online programs substitute for the face-to-face relationships you form in brick and mortar law schools? I don't believe that the importance of forging relationships and making friends with your classmates can be overstated. (It would take some effort.) Seeing the same people in classes month after month and year after year cements those relationships. I usually prepare for my exams by sitting alone in my den with the door shut, laboring over practice exams and outlines. But the rest of the time, it seems like a mistake to brush off the all-important element of networking if your goal is to succeed in the legal field.

But why would Law be different from credentialed Psychology, Public Administration or Legal Studies (MASL) online programs? To tell you the truth there is a higher percentage of a-hol;es in the legal field - in all those lawyer jokes there must be a kernel of truth? The whole thing has to do with the ABA, schools that make money from the students and overpaid law professors - online study cuts the costs down fro the student.

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Re: NWCU by the numbers
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2014, 02:02:11 PM »
NWCU also told me they have 600 students just the other day on the phone. I think they're lying just to get students in the door because nobody can seem to post a link proving otherwise. Where is the evidence to the 600 students? If they had 600 students, then why are only 10 students taking the baby bar? I don't think they have 600 students.