Bar pass rates.
I just received this from CLS - the schools bar pass rates since the students started taking the Cal Bar Exam:
Since Concord graduates started sitting for the General Bar Examination in February 2003, 862 graduates have taken the exam. They have an ultimate pass rate of 52.3% (302 first time and 149 repeat-taker passers, for a total of 451 graduates passing).
JD via online, it is available. On another note, credible? Is the degree credible, I think it is the October issue of Los Angeles Lawyer, cover photo is a CLS grad! NICE! Plus I know 4 CLS grads who opened a law firm in OC this past year!
We online learners must take another exam: the FYLSE, which I think there are about 100 CLS students taking that today.
CLS Stat's on passing: Since Concord students started sitting for the First Year Law Studentsí Examination in October 1999, 3,122 students have taken the exam. They have an ultimate pass rate of 48.9% (1,015 first-time and 513 repeattaker passers, for a total of 1,528 students passing).
I was a repeater on the FYLSE, passed 2nd time around. So what does this all mean? I think the ABA better wake up! We are going to better than those traditional graduates soon, we work harder, play harder and even open up profitable law firms together and DON'T overbill our clients like XYZ or ACME LP mainstream firms are doing now.
I read a book recently about this trade being a dead end, the end of lawyers. Don't believe it, we onliners are changing the playing field for the better.