American International School of Law (Online)

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Garp, Mar 28, 2016.

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  1. Garp

    Garp Active Member

    Bruce, I think at one point they allowed it. Now at Northwestern California U SL if you fail the baby bar you can continue on to take another year of law and exit with a Bachelor of Science in Laws (BSL) since you must already have at least sixty credits to enter the four year program. Have to pass the baby bar to go on to earn the JD.

    I believe Northwestern Cal U SL also used to offer an LLM and the Doctor of Jurisdidical Science degree but do not any more.
     
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  2. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Right. Because it's not knowable by any other way. Got it.
     
  3. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator Staff Member

    If you have an electrical question, do you accept the answer of a plumber at face value, or do you ask an electrician when there's one right there and available?
     
  4. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    In the welding world the joke is, "You only need to know two things to be a plumber . . . shit flows downhill and payday is Friday." So I'm going with the Electrician.
     
  5. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    It was a statement of fact (an assertion), not an opinion (an assessment). I don't expect you to understand the distinction, of course.
     
  6. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator Staff Member

    So, your statements are always fact?

    Of course not, everyone on this board except you is a mouth-breathing moron. The sad thing is, I'm starting to think you really believe that.
     
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  7. major56

    major56 Active Member

    And again, simply some more pompous mannerism exhibited via Rich Douglas. He’s much more intellectually advanced (e.g., PhD, DSocSci) than all others combined Bruce—can’t you appreciate this by now? Just ask him. Never mind—such is unnecessary … as he’ll continue in letting us all know of his self-proclaimed preeminent intellect and expertness. And as exhibited, he incorporates the tactic of belittlement toward any and all who would challenge or differ from his views.
     
  8. major56

    major56 Active Member

    He DOES … and you can take that to the bank my friend…
     
  9. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    I should not have directed that last comment towards you. It was rude of me. I apologize.
     
  10. Garp

    Garp Active Member

    Do you guys need an attorney? Might get a student intern cheap at AISOL. Or prefer pistols at 20 yards.

    Yes, I know you must be licensed to practice law.
     
  11. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

  12. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator Staff Member

    No worries.
     
  13. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator Staff Member

    I think that Rich has had enough of lawsuits for awhile. :cool2:
     
  14. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Well put, that
     
  15. learninglover

    learninglover New Member

    NWCU and AISOL

    I've taken a peek inside the application and enrollment conditions of NWCU and AISOL.
    Don't worry about disclosure documents for AISOL, all these correspondence schools come with a lot of disclaimers and baggage that you must sign to acknowledge.
    It's going to be the same at NWCU and Concord and the rest. Just sign with your eyes open, knowing that there is no guaranteed track record, you bear responsibility for your own baby bar and bar results, and knowing that no competitive legal jobs are forthcoming so it would be silly to hold them responsible for it. Know also that you get three tries with the baby bar and if you can't pass it, you'll have to be dismissed from the school and give up -or start again- those are bar rules. Fair.

    If you want to ensure that you get through the school and get your chances to take the Baby bar and Bar, AISOL has friendlier and more transparent academic policies for sure.
    AISOL provides its grading policy to you upfront (where everybody gets probation then dismissal before you enroll). NWCU makes its grading policy clear to you the first time you fall below the GPA threshold and dismiss you without warning.

    NWCU does everything by the book, its own book. When you enroll at NWCU, they tell you in your enrollment email that you are subject to the student handbook that you can only read inside the student portal after you have been accepted and paid your dues. NWCU's student handbook is not publicly accessible nor downloadable by pdf by paying students. You also cannot retrieve it once you are locked out of the portal.
    I really doubt everyone reads this thing cover to cover. Hence NWCU enjoys full discretion and freedom as a private school to dismiss students who don't meet their academic threshold without giving them an opportunity for probation and remedy. With NWCU, you will have better luck appealing any of their policies if your family died, you're going through a divorce or bankruptcy or some other really sad story-with proof. The best that would get you, is possibly a pass/fail situation, or immediate reinstatement so you must redo your first year again. They allow you to reapply after two years but i really doubt they readmit people or people actually do reapply after two years. I am supposing they do that to try to raise their baby bar pass rates to meet their accreditation aspirations.

    If you are not sure if you can commit the time or don't feel too confident about your first year, i'd advise that you choose AISOL. From what i've seen, it's a steep learning curve and i think first year students do need to be cut some slack. NWCU is more concerned about its own passage rates than helping you to test yourself against the bar so consider that when you are deciding between the two.

    If you like NWCU better for whatever reason, and you have a busy schedule, you can consider requesting C/NC for your first year.

    At the end of the day, all that matters is whether you pass the Baby bar and the Bar. The schools should be organised to help you to get there, not hinder you nor make you repeat year after year.
    The rest is up to you.

    If your goal is to learn a new course of study and to be able to consider yourself competent and nationally qualified if and when you pass the bar, these are great and cheap institutions to go to.
     
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