what does non-accredited mean for a student?

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what does non-accredited mean for a student?

Postby 941law » Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:15 pm

I'm assuming you can still take the bar otherwise why would any student attend a non-accred?

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Re: what does non-accredited mean for a student?

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:22 pm

Only in a few states.

A few possibilities:

- They couldn't get into a real law school and are convinced any JD is worth any amount of money, accredited or no.
- They could've gone to a real school, but they're idiots who haven't realized the limits non-accreditation will place on their prospects.
- They're gambling that their school will gain accreditation before they graduate.
- They don't need to pass the bar and will use their legal education in some other way.
- They just wanted some legal education for kicks, or other personal reasons.
- They plan on taking the bar exam in one of the few states where an ABA-accreditated JD isn't required.
- They're convinced they'll be top 5% after 1L and will be able to transfer to a real law school.

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Re: what does non-accredited mean for a student?

Postby nealric » Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:23 pm


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Re: what does non-accredited mean for a student?

Postby Bildungsroman » Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:25 pm

People enjoy pissing away thousands of dollars and then sucking dick for meth the rest of their lives.

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Re: what does non-accredited mean for a student?

Postby SarahKerrigan » Thu Sep 08, 2011 4:33 pm

My guess is that most people who attend non-accredited schools are uninformed / misinformed. Look at schools like University of Phoenix. People waste so much money because a recruiter told them that if they finish their program and get their degree they will be making bank. In reality for the most part a degree from UOP is worthless for most grads, however they don’t realize this until they actually start looking for the jobs they were promised by recruiters. I’m assuming it’s the same way for non-accredited law schools. People think all lawyers make a crap ton of money, then get suckered into thinking that any law school will get them high paying positions. When I decided I wanted to go to law school, I started researching information from all different sources, apparently most of the people who go to law school don’t do this :-(.


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