Saratoga Law School

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Randy Miller, Jul 7, 2004.

  1. Randy Miller

    Randy Miller New Member

    Does anyone know the status of this school? Another forum is reporting the residence where the school was located is empty with a "For Sale" sign in front.

    The Dean apparently hasn't returned e-mails or voice-mails for a couple of months and no exams have been graded.
  2. John Bear

    John Bear Senior Member

    Oops. I just phoned. While the phone is answered (by a recording), it says the mailbox is full and no messages can be left.

    Now we may never know the details on the alleged 'deal' whereby graduates could go on to an ABA school for the LL.M.
  3. marty

    marty New Member

  4. BillDayson

    BillDayson New Member

    If any students have been stranded in the middle of a class as a result of this school apparently going out of business, they probably should contact the BPPVE and ask about tuition reimbursement. A big part of the CA-approval process is designed to help prevent schools from dissappearing overnight with their students' money.

    But even if students are reimbursed for their current classes, they may have lost all their prior work since it's unlikely to be transferrable anywhere.
  5. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    I think that if a Saratoga student has qualified for and passed the Baby Bar, another Calbar unaccredited school would probably be willing to award credit for the first year of law study.
  6. mdg1775

    mdg1775 New Member

    One good thing about Concord

    First of all,

    I am so sorry if you will be left with questions unanswered and money down the drain. I have been there...and I hated the process of trying to set things right; if they can be set right at all!

    I enrolled and paid to attend MIGS (Veterans here know all about MIGS...I won't open that can of worms here though).

    One good thing you got going for you is as BillDayson stated, California will seek out the owners of that school and fine them if they did things improperly, as well as work with you on getting some of your money back.

    Secondly, NOsborne states that some schools may take your credit up to this point and apply it a course of study with their program (unaccredited of course).

    finally, I have to metion Concord. All though I really shred them in another thread, I think that a company like Kaplan will see that Concord is successful and resilient enough to stand the test of time. I don't foresee them folding on their students in the near future. I would say that Oakbrook would be another that I would lean on to be a mainstay...that won't close up shoppe on you.

    good luck!
  7. marty

    marty New Member

    I've heard the rumors too, so I looked up some info on the school.

    This is the page with school closures.

    This page tells you what to do if your school closes.


    As a last resort, the Student Tuition Recovery Fund(STRF) can reimburse your lost expenses. However, you must file within 60 days of the official closure of the school. It doesn't appear to be officailly closed yet.

    If someone is that interested, I'm sure there is a number you can call to find out about the school. I have called before, while I was researching schools for myself.
  8. John Bear

    John Bear Senior Member

    Two problems that readers have written to me about, with regard to school closure:

    1. Refunds apparently available to California residents only.

    2. Refunds based on percent of program completed, so if one is 90% of the way to a degree when the school closes, then only a 10% refund is made.

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