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Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Kizmet, Mar 27, 2018.

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  1. Kizmet

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  3. sideman

    sideman Member

    This I find curious since Pakistan law is based upon British common law. All things being equal, couldn't one become well grounded in common law online before delving deeper into Pakistani law? I know that this person is looking at it as some kind of a shortcut, but is it really if they were to require a combination of both?
     
  4. Kizmet

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  5. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    Not sure if anyone wants to chase the dream of law degree anymore. I knew somebody graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison Law School; he could not find a job after graduating even though he did some internship with top law firms in Wisconsin. He then started to become a consultant at Epic Systems as onsite technical support for the healthcare systems. After 2 years, he was accepted to become a Patent Examiner with the USPTO.
     
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  6. Kizmet

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    I understand your hesitancy and personally I don't disagree. However, I think that somehow the law schools will continue to attract students regardless of the current trends.
     
  7. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Notable patent examiners include:

    Thomas Jefferson - the very first U.S. Patent Examiner
    Clara Barton - the pioneering nurse who founded the American red Cross
    Albert Einstein (Swiss Patent Office)

    I hope he does supremely well, Tekman!
     
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  10. Jahaza

    Jahaza New Member

    These programs all tend to be ridiculously expensive. If someone figured out a way to offer an online US law MA/MSJ for around $1k per credit they could fill a real need and get a lot of enrollment.
     
  11. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Active Member

    Taft Law used to offer exactly that Master's degree online for much less than $1k per credit. But it's gone from the school's web site.
     
  12. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly

    A JD is typically 90 credits, so you're talking $90,000? Getting an LLB from a British school by distance and topping it off with an American LLM to be bar qualifying works in quite a few states, and can be done for far less than that sum.
     
  13. Kizmet

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  14. I've been seeing advertisements on Facebook for Syracuse's new (mostly) online JD program.

    Is that where we're at now? Law schools, which were once considered the golden ticket to a good life, are now advertising on Facebook? What's next, Facebook advertising for medical schools?
     
  15. Jahaza

    Jahaza New Member

    Sorry, I mistyped. I meant $1k per course. $1k per credit is already available from Seton Hall for example in their MSJ program. Approximately $1,150 per credit.

    In my current job, I'd be interested in studying some law, but probably don't need a full law degree (and if I did, living in NYC, I have access to CUNY Law for that). But I also don't need to spend $35k AND constantly have to explain what an MSJ is, I could get a U of T-PB MBA or an MPA from John Jay (online or in person and including some law courses) for a lot less money.

    The Regent MA in Law is probably the closest thing out there to what I'm thinking of, but I'm one completed thesis away from finishing an MA in Theology and I'm not sure that two MA's is the greatest thing on a resume.
     
  16. Kizmet

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  17. sideman

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  18. sideman

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    Sad, Isn't it? When you take a profession, and turn the professional into a commodity, this is what occurs. There's plenty of blame to go around: Starting with greedy schools saturating the market with too many law schools with outlandish tuition and the ABA rubber stamping approval with their elitist accreditation. Naive law students with well meaning parents and students gladly going into debt to put junior/princess or themselves into a "can't miss career". And the beat goes on.

    But here's a chance to make it right ABA. Here's an opportunity to offer law school at a reasonable rate with hybrids that offer twenty first century training. You can do this. But again, if you don't, the academic world will go on with or without you, and savvy students will figure out a way to accomplish what they want whether you help them or not.
     
  19. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly

    What's wrong with that? Facebook is where the humans are.
     
  20. Kizmet

    Kizmet 版主 Moderator

    The only criticism I might offer regarding advertising on Facebook is that most of the college age kids are on Instagram and SnapChat.
     

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