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will do this!! 4 years ago

JohnHagerSeeking Information about the educational req to take the Florida Bar exam

Do you have to go to school? 6 years ago

fordwI Want To Take The Bar

I want to take the bar in Utah. Do I need to go to law school to do so? 6 years ago

spinervalThe smartest people I know never went to school

Having taught literature and writing to graduate students for decades, I recognize that our conventional educational systems have become a mockery of their own intentions. Cheatung abounds, leaving behind far too many students who focus more upon entitlement than education. C’mon, who needs bricks and mortar to acquire an education? Ten bucks in library late fees should suffice. Given bits, bytes, and a decent pair of reading glasses, we have more than enough to learn and grow. 6 years ago

JonathanShidlerHop the Bar

because really, law school is time I just am not willing to commit to the practice of justice. 6 years ago

fuzzybunnyWho are you kidding?

If you want to practice law you need to pass the bar.
And if you want to pass the bar, you have to go to law school.
In california, you can go the unaccredited route, but for all states it is highly recommended that you go to an ABA accredited law school.

That’s it. There are no other reasonable options. I read about them for years. Unless you want to pull a “Catch me if you can” and end up in jail. 7 years ago

seekskeatI think I have a plan!

So, after weeks and weeks of trying to figure out how I’ll go about this, my co-worker suggested that I try to get my paralegal certification in order to gain background knowledge and experience in the law field. I think this is an excellent idea. I don’t mind paying for paralegal courses compared to paying for law school. I’ve also been researching the requirements to take the California Bar Exam. Not that I really care, but my mom will be so proud of me for choosing this line of work! LOL7 years ago

seekskeatI hate classrooms...

I found this book online called The Law School Bible by Peter Loughlin which tells alternative ways to get a law degree without going through the traditional process. I think I may just get it because all the reviews have said that it was helpful. I’m eager to see what it has to say because I really don’t want to go through the whole schooling process. Sitting in class and listening to teachers lecture is just not my thing. Maybe I have ADD or something, but I know I learn better on my own. 7 years ago

unit156Me too!!! Sort of...

Apparently, St. Thomas School of Law in Florida has an online ABA certified LLM program (a Master’s degree in law) that you can complete in just one year. It’s not as intensive as a 3-4 year JD (Juris Docorate), which is the degree that most people persue in order to qualify to take the bar. Under some circumstances, St. Thomas will allow non JD candidates into the program – I’m really counting on this.

They offer several different disciplines of focus for the LLM, including e-commerce law. That would would be right up my alley because my schooling is in Computer Information Management and my work experience is in Software Development. I found out my state allows you to sit for the bar if you have an LLM. My plan is to complete my LLM in one year, study for the bar for 4 months, and be a practicing attorney in my state in under 2 years, entirely skipping the traditional 3-4 year law school experience!

OK, technically, an LLM qualifies as “law school”, but not in the traditional way. It’s an online program that can be completed in 1 year. Of course, I would need to study independently for the bar because the LLM coursework doesn’t provide much. But niether do traditional 3 year JD progams, according to my research. Seems to me that all 3 years of law school gets you is deeper into debt, and a bigger knot in your stomach as you prepare for the bar due to all the money and time you spent on it. 9 years ago

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