Holy Sh*t!! It's real?!

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Holy Sh*t!! It's real?!

Postby mewalke1 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 3:18 am

I've seen the pictures I just always thought it was a law school in the dominican republic or something


http://www.peoplescollegeoflaw.edu


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People's_College_of_Law


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Re: Holy Sh*t!! It's real?!

Postby TheSpanishMain » Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:44 am

According to wikipedia, a bar pass rate of 10%. Good times.

Although you can still be the mayor of Los Angeles, at least.

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Postby cinephile » Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:54 am

It's less expensive than massage therapy school. If I lived in LA, I'd transfer there.

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Postby elterrible78 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:42 am

The virtual tour is incredible.

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Postby mandyjay11 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:10 am

elterrible78 wrote:The virtual tour is incredible.

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Postby dj_roomba » Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:19 am

~6000 a year, without any financial aid.
Totaling to 24k debt (4 years, not 3).
I guess it's not THAT bad...

I think this is more for people who want a legal degree at their own pace and under their own rules.
Most people fail but there's probably 1 in a million that shine (aka, that one mayor)

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Re: Holy Sh*t!! It's real?!

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:34 am

Students at the People's School of Law know exactly what they're getting. It's low-risk, low-reward. Mostly they'll probably just use that degree to help out their own family/friends/community who don't exactly have tons of access to legal advice or representation outside getting a PD assigned if they get arrested. The students even help out maintaining the facility to keep the place running for such low costs.

Compared to most of the TT on down, PSL should be held up like a shining beacon of realistic idealism.

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Postby BarbellDreams » Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:35 am

The thing is, if you just wanna work for daddy or something this option is amazing. What most people miss is that this school only requires 2 years of college, so you don't need a Bachelor's to go. Essentially you can be a 19 year old thats enrolled in a "law school", saving you 2 years of both money and time in college education. I can only imagine what the employment rate is at this school (honestly I'd be stunned if anyone got a job that isn't becoming a solo or heavy family connections), but the education is basically free given you'd likely be paying for for the extra 2 years of undergrad.

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Postby dj_roomba » Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:50 am

BarbellDreams wrote:The thing is, if you just wanna work for daddy or something this option is amazing. What most people miss is that this school only requires 2 years of college, so you don't need a Bachelor's to go. Essentially you can be a 19 year old thats enrolled in a "law school", saving you 2 years of both money and time in college education. I can only imagine what the employment rate is at this school (honestly I'd be stunned if anyone got a job that isn't becoming a solo or heavy family connections), but the education is basically free given you'd likely be paying for for the extra 2 years of undergrad.


This is actually a pretty sweet deal, depending on the context.

I know a couple people paying 6 figure debts, only to go back to the family business or company.
Granted, most of their parents are paying for their education, but I can see why someone would want to go here.

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Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:04 pm

BarbellDreams wrote:The thing is, if you just wanna work for daddy or something this option is amazing. What most people miss is that this school only requires 2 years of college, so you don't need a Bachelor's to go. Essentially you can be a 19 year old thats enrolled in a "law school", saving you 2 years of both money and time in college education. I can only imagine what the employment rate is at this school (honestly I'd be stunned if anyone got a job that isn't becoming a solo or heavy family connections), but the education is basically free given you'd likely be paying for for the extra 2 years of undergrad.

Well, it's unaccredited, so grads have to pass the California "baby bar," and then pass the California Bar, which is known to be one of (if not the) hardest bar exam in the country. So it's really not that great an option for the "work for daddy" types either. It's aimed at the DIY-er in communities with less access to legal rep.

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Postby sinfiery » Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:41 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:Students at the People's School of Law know exactly what they're getting. It's low-risk, low-reward. Mostly they'll probably just use that degree to help out their own family/friends/community who don't exactly have tons of access to legal advice or representation outside getting a PD assigned if they get arrested. The students even help out maintaining the facility to keep the place running for such low costs.

Compared to most of the TT on down, PSL should be held up like a shining beacon of realistic idealism.

Exactly.

Let's not shit on a school with a $4,000 tuition per year because their library isn't upto the standards of Cooley.

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Postby timbs4339 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:18 pm

I can think of a half dozen schools in California that deserve much more mockery than this place. This is more like what most law schools in the country should/would look like if the tenured faculty and deans didn't get greedy.

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Postby prezidentv8 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:44 pm

I wouldn't knock it. Affordable, service-oriented, promotes access to the profession, etc. -- basically all the substance that other law schools out there like to talk about, but with none of the scam/prestige-whoring/money-grubbing.

TEAM PCL

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Re: Holy Sh*t!! It's real?!

Postby MoMettaMonk » Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:55 pm

$4,000 in tuition per year? Bravo PCL! Bravo!

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Postby Monochromatic Oeuvre » Mon Sep 09, 2013 3:18 pm

When I buy Taco Bell, I know it isn't Dorsia, but it does the job and it's way cheaper.

Dirt law schools should be dirt cheap. And this one is. That's exactly what a TTT ought to be. I would advise PCL over probably 80% of the ABA-accredited schools.

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Re: Holy Sh*t!! It's real?!

Postby BigZuck » Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:04 pm

In what universe is 24K not a lot of money?

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Postby Danger Zone » Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:08 pm

BigZuck wrote:In what universe is 24K not a lot of money?

One where students take out ten times that amount for lawl school.

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Postby BigZuck » Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:11 pm

Danger Zone wrote:
BigZuck wrote:In what universe is 24K not a lot of money?

One where students take out ten times that amount for lawl school.


I always enjoy when you condescend to post in the on topics.

But yeah, comparatively cheap maybe but not absolutely cheap, IMO.

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Re: Holy Sh*t!! It's real?!

Postby Danger Zone » Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:15 pm

BigZuck wrote:
Danger Zone wrote:
BigZuck wrote:In what universe is 24K not a lot of money?

One where students take out ten times that amount for lawl school.


I always enjoy when you condescend to post in the on topics.

But yeah, comparatively cheap maybe but not absolutely cheap, IMO.

Great opinion bro, thanks for sharing.

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Re: Holy Sh*t!! It's real?!

Postby Snowboarder1588 » Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:14 pm

Hey, who do you guys think is smarter in that picture? the dude holding the beer bottle or the smiling infant the dude is holding?

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Re: Holy Sh*t!! It's real?!

Postby haus » Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:53 pm

MoMettaMonk wrote:$4,000 in tuition per year? Bravo PCL! Bravo!

Is there an ABA school with an list annual tuition under $10k/year?

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Re: Holy Sh*t!! It's real?!

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:56 pm

haus wrote:
MoMettaMonk wrote:$4,000 in tuition per year? Bravo PCL! Bravo!

Is there an ABA school with an list annual tuition under $10k/year?

University of Puerto Rico is about $8k.

There are a few schools with in-state $11-12k.
https://officialguide.lsac.org/Release/ ... o=finances

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Re: Holy Sh*t!! It's real?!

Postby ZVBXRPL » Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:01 am

Those three trees look like jail bars.

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Postby 20141023 » Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:50 am

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Re: Holy Sh*t!! It's real?!

Postby MoMettaMonk » Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:28 am

kappycaft1 wrote:
haus wrote:
MoMettaMonk wrote:$4,000 in tuition per year? Bravo PCL! Bravo!

Is there an ABA school with an list annual tuition under $10k/year?

BYU is right around that amount... if you're Mormon. The only thing is that Mormons have to pay 10% of their income as "tithing" to their church, so in the long run it probably isn't as economical as people make it out to be (assuming that students don't enter the church right before starting law school and then quit the church immediately thereafter).


To be fair, every denomination of Christian church I've been to says that the congregation should tithe 10%. However it's largely enforced through a combination of peer pressure and guilt, whereas it sounds like Mormon's tithing is more... serious.




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