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Online Law Schools / Re: Concord or NWCUL
« on: October 25, 2009, 06:46:22 PM »
Warned about what?

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The simplest answer is that the ABA has no motivation to consider distance learning as a modality for obtaining a professionally accredited legal education. A petition is not going change that. The current system is too entrenched and the petition would have to be supported by the same power structure that is threatened by the change that would result.

Do not be drawn into the discussion about how the marketplace will respond to on-line education. In the past, similar logic was used to discourage women and minorities from pursuing a legal education. 

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Online Law Schools / Re: LAW SCHOOL - FLORIDA BAR
« on: October 17, 2009, 03:28:47 PM »
This is the provision in Florida for those without an ABA degree.

(a) Applicants Not Meeting Educational Qualifications. An applicant who does not meet the educational qualifications in rule 4-13.1, must meet the following requirements:

(1) evidence as the board may require that the applicant was engaged in the practice of law for at least 10 years in the District of Columbia, in other states of the United States of America, or in federal courts of the United States or its territories, possessions, or protectorates, and was in good standing at the bar of the jurisdictions in which the applicant practiced; and
(2) a representative compilation of the work product in the field of law showing the scope and character of the applicant's previous experience and practice at the bar, including samples of the quality of the applicant's work, including pleadings, briefs, legal memoranda, contracts, or other working papers that the applicant considers illustrative of his or her expertise and academic and legal training. The representative compilation of the work product must be confined to the applicant's most recent 10 years of practice and must be complete and include all supplemental documents requested.

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Online Law Schools / Re: Concord or NWCUL
« on: October 15, 2009, 04:23:16 PM »
Anyone... Anyone...?? 

I can also be reached on gmail with the same userid.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Law School Then Army or Vice Versa?
« on: October 09, 2009, 08:36:45 PM »
Definitely Army first, then law school. Particularly that you will then have GI Bill benefits.

Same on the ROTC recommendation. Most ROTC programs have a two year program that allows to join your Junior year. It requires you to attend a 4 week summer training program at Ft. Knox, KY. But that summer program also allows you to compete for 2 yr scholarships.

And while you do not have a desire to be a JAG officer, the Army also has the Funded Legal Education Program (FLEP) for active duty officers. Pays all your school costs plus you draw your military salary and benefits.

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Online Law Schools / Concord or NWCUL
« on: October 08, 2009, 02:39:46 PM »
Trying to decide between these two distance-learning programs for enrollment starting in Jan 2010. Would like to hear first-hand experiences from current students or grads of these two programs. Of particular interest would be anyone who has transferred between programs or anyone who started a distance-learning program and later attended an ABA school (JD or LLM).

Thanks in advance.


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