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    Re: WCSL Bar Pass Rate actually dismall

    Posted by Pass Rates since 1997 on 1/27/09

    Pass Rates in DL since 1997
    All Takers # Takers # Passed % Passed
    WCSL 6 28 21.43%
    Concord 204 643 31.73%
    Abraham Lincoln 57 524 10.88%
    NWCU 61 333 18.32%
    Taft 131 635 20.63%

    First Timers # Takers # Passed % Passed
    WCSL 3 15 20.00%
    Concord 169 417 40.53%
    Abraham Lincoln 26 175 14.86%
    NWCU 34 145 23.45%
    Taft 65 252 25.79%

    WCSL does not have enough data to really compare, but ranks 2nd
    to Concord among this group in all takers, and 2nd to last in
    first timers among this group. Abraham Lincoln is dismal among
    the group with only 10.88% passing among all 524 takers!
    Concord has respectable numbers for both first timers and
    overall. I don't have the stats for Oakbrook, but I believe
    they have respectable pass rates as well. It's clearly a choice
    each person has to make when choosing DL, and individual results
    depend on individual efforts. If I had the dough and was just
    starting out in DL I would choose Concord. I am a WCSL transfer-
    out student myself, but not interested in completing work
    already studied...Concord will make you complete at least 50%
    with them. Don't be fooled an education from DL law schools
    including Concord is not an accepted education among the higher
    circles. You will be treated like an underling, you will defend
    your education your entire career if it comes up among ABA
    graduates. It is not equivalent to an ABA education.
    Massachusetts does not approve of Concord DL education per se,
    it depends on the individual merits. The ABA probably will
    never accept an entirely online education in its present form.
    You cannot get the same experience as a brick and mortar school
    at a DL school. You make this choice at your own risk. I did
    myself for two reasons 1. economic 2. flexibility. I am the
    breadwinner of a wife and kids, I have a high level job that
    requires several hours overtime, I cannot attend a fixed
    schedule at a brick and mortar. I was accepted to a 1st tier
    ABA school, but had no choice unless I wanted to give up my
    salary and live with my family in an RV or something. It's an
    uphill battle no matter which way you look at it. A DL graduate
    has very little chance of even becoming a DA, and I wouldn't
    want that pay cut anyway. 3rd Tier ABA graduates even have a
    hard time finding employment as an attorney. You have even less
    chance than them, the accredited, and the unaccredited law
    schools. You will have to build your own practice, be very good
    at networking, and find a mentor to help you practice law. Good

    As far as a defamation/libel suit it's probably more headache
    than it's worth to file one, it's even more moot to argue one
    here with all of the wannabe lawyers who haven't passed the bar
    themselves arguing their sides. If there are any practicing
    lawyer's here they are really wasting time arguing against DL
    law school, and my sense is they are insecure somehow that a DL
    graduate poses some economic threat to them, and of course they
    need to defend themselves. Listen to the oral arguments in the
    Massachusetts case of the Concord student you'll hear the same
    undertones from the bar examiner. He goes just short of calling
    the Concord graduate an idiot outright. It's what you will face
    as a DL graduate. However, researching a potential suit might
    be a good exercise in trial advocacy or moot court if you wanted
    to pursue it off of this board. But the case probably has a
    snowball's chance in he!! of success in any case.

    On 1/27/09, Well, not quite wrote:
    > Actual pass rates from the Bar Statistics are:
    > October 2008 BB passing rates:
    > WCSL 29&37;
    > Concord 14&37;
    > Taft 17&37;
    > For both 2008 Bar Exams passing rates:
    > WCSL 27&37;
    > Concord 30&37;
    > Taft 19&37;
    > Not a lot of difference between the "Harvard" of distance
    > learning and the poor step child except that the student
    > walks away with a lot more money in the pocket. Interesting
    > what happens when the facts instead of emotion are brought
    > to light.
    > On 1/27/09, ABA graduate wrote:
    >> No, it does not.
    >> Concord, Taft and NWCU have a much
    >> better Bar pass rate and MORE practicing
    >> attorneys admitted to the Calif Bar then WCSL
    >> has or ever will have.
    >> On 1/27/09, Argo wrote:
    >>> When one looks at the actual bar pass rate statistics,
    >>> considering the short time WCSL has been in existence and
    >>> the relatively small number of students it has, it has a
    >>> better bar pass rate than many other CA correspondence/DL
    >>> law schools. Facts are facts.

    Posts on this thread, including this one
  • WCSL Bar Pass Rate, 1/27/09, by Argo.
  • Re: WCSL Bar Pass Rate actually dismall, 1/27/09, by ABA graduate .
  • Re: WCSL Bar Pass Rate actually dismall, 1/27/09, by Well, not quite.
  • Re: WCSL Bar Pass Rate actually dismall, 1/27/09, by John.
  • Re: WCSL Bar Pass Rate actually dismal, 1/27/09, by ABA laughing at West Coast kool aid drinkers.
  • Re: WCSL Bar Pass Rate actually dismal, 1/27/09, by Ralph.
  • Re: WCSL Bar Pass Rate actually dismall, 1/27/09, by Pass Rates since 1997.
  • Re: WCSL Bar Pass Rate actually dismall, 1/27/09, by correction.
  • Re: WCSL Bar Pass Rate actually dismal, 1/27/09, by amazing..... first top tier ABA school then West Coast.
  • Re: WCSL Bar Pass Rate actually dismal, 1/28/09, by Corrine.
  • Re: WCSL Bar Pass Rate actually dismal, 1/28/09, by Curmudgeon.
  • Re: WCSL Bar Pass Rate actually dismal, 1/28/09, by Corrine.

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