I think all parties can agree that if MCL is a reasonable option for anyone, it would be for a very narrow sliver of the population: 831-rooted, financially strapped, perhaps older students aiming solely for solo practice or a public-interest job in Monterey or Santa Cruz. As a Monterey kid, while I'm not immediately seeing how it would be a good investment, I can at least imagine situations where it might be a legit option that isn't scammy or malicious or whatever colorful adjectives TLS users come up for it. Unfortunately, I think this may not be the ideal forum to be advertising/answering questions about MCL, although I admire your dogged determination at it. That target demo probably aren't frequent visitors here.
To the rest of TLS:
You guys are crazy salty. You'd think this guy crapped in your cereal or something.
Thanks, Bananasplit. I think that you have it mostly correct. If you have the flexibility, financial resources, and most importantly . . . interest in establishing your legal career elsewhere . . . MCL is not for you. Of course, it is obviously difficult to overcome the erudite arguments of bathroom jargon that a few self-humored TLSers believe replaces substantive discussion. (Must make their T-14 alumni . . . and their mother . . . proud.)
FYI, I started posting here because LST founder Kyle McAtee challenged me (in a positive way) to explain California-accredited law schools in the larger context of American legal education. In response, I began reporting out our data using as close to the ABA/LSAC format as possible, given the small size of our program. Of course, given the dramatically different market we serve, I also get why that effort at transparency opens us up to criticism from those who have invested so much in their quest for "tier-ism". But I'll let the readers judge for themselves, which is the whole point anyway. Accredited, non-ABA law schools are provided few information outlets, we are not included in LSAC, LST, or any of the rankings or reviews . . . and despite the few virulent attacks here on TLS, there is also an underlying interest in the fact that there are alternatives for legal education that might fit a specific individual's non-traditional career path. Sticks and stones . . .