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Slipping lawschool and/or quiting early and just studying under another attorney to sit the bar

Some states allow it. If you had someone willing to sponsor esquire13811/02/17
these people almost never pass the bar wolfman11/02/17
The legally possible? yes Chances if you getting ahead? s triplesix11/02/17
I think you could pass the bar after 1l. irishlaw11/02/17
I think most people passing the bar exam could pass it using ugly11/03/17
Id just spend my freetime doing barprep the whole 5 years or esquire13811/02/17
As much of a waste law school can be, how do you actually ge thirdtierlaw11/03/17
Great option if you want to be a solo. If you want to be a s cocolawyer11/03/17
For this hypo to work youd have to already have a firm spons esquire13811/03/17
I think you'd be better off going to one of those unaccredit onehell11/03/17
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_J NuIN33Wk esquire13811/03/17
esquire138 (Nov 2, 2017 - 6:36 pm)

Some states allow it. If you had someone willing to sponsor you would you have donebut? Would you do it for someone else ? Cheaper than sending kids to college in .CA that let's you skip undergrad and start at 18 right?

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wolfman (Nov 2, 2017 - 8:40 pm)

these people almost never pass the bar

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triplesix (Nov 2, 2017 - 8:43 pm)

The legally possible? yes

Chances if you getting ahead? slim

If you got the balls to do it, you probably should not be going to lawl school anyway. take your talents else where.

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irishlaw (Nov 2, 2017 - 8:55 pm)

I think you could pass the bar after 1l.

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ugly (Nov 3, 2017 - 2:24 pm)

I think most people passing the bar exam could pass it using bar exam prep courses alone. No formal legal education required.

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esquire138 (Nov 2, 2017 - 9:44 pm)

Id just spend my freetime doing barprep the whole 5 years or whatever length it is.

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thirdtierlaw (Nov 3, 2017 - 7:29 am)

As much of a waste law school can be, how do you actually get a good overview of the law if you're just studying under someone.

If I could guaranteed I'd be able to get a job, I'd have done it in a second. Also assuming I could move to one of those states. But I'd imagine unless you're studying under your parent or relative, your job prospects are almost non-existent.

The other thing I wonder is, are you eligible for reciprocity in a state that requires law school?

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cocolawyer (Nov 3, 2017 - 2:39 pm)

Great option if you want to be a solo. If you want to be a solo...then cool. If you want to work at a firm...well then that is the worst advice known to man.

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esquire138 (Nov 3, 2017 - 2:43 pm)

For this hypo to work youd have to already have a firm sponsoring you.

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onehell (Nov 3, 2017 - 4:53 pm)

I think you'd be better off going to one of those unaccredited or state-only-accredited law schools like they have in California. The considerations are exactly the same (i.e. your only option will be to go solo and you will probably never be eligible for admission in other states no matter how long you've been practicing) but your chances of bar passage are at least higher than trying to get in by apprenticeship.

Like this place: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People's_College_of_Law

18% bar passage rate. But tuition is only $4k/yr and even that abysmal passage rate is a lot better than for the people who do the apprenticeship thing.

So while I wouldn't recommend the apprenticeship route for anyone, the unaccredited school route can be very cheap. I think there are some folks for whom an unaccredited law school could be a good decision. For example, a cop who retires at 40 with a six-figure pension might do it just to have something to do. Not much really lost if they fail the bar and if they manage to pass they could hang a shingle and probably get a fair number of clients (and a lot of credibility with prosecutors and judges) out of being a former cop.

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esquire138 (Nov 3, 2017 - 7:03 pm)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_JNuIN33Wk

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