Wednesday, June 24, 2009
A student who graduated from the unaccredited Concord Law School, which is an online law school, recently won the right to be admitted to the Massachusetts bar after successfully challenging that rule that required a degree from an ABA accredited law school.
The student, 57 year old Ross Mitchell, said he made the decision to attend Concord due to cost - $38K versus $100K (at least) for a brick and mortar education. Mitchell is also a member of the California bar which doesn't require applicants to have graduated from an ABA accredited school.
What, if anything, does this suggest about the future of legal education and/or the pressure on certain law schools to deliver a cost effective "product?"
I am the scholarship dude.