Georgia law schools online

Georgia law schools online are the overlooked solution to the current law education crisis. The job market has imploded while tuition has exploded, leaving students brilliant but unable to pay over $100,000 loan debt. The Georgia law schools online, however, offer as low as one-sixth the regular tuition.

The problem to this easy fix is that state’s high court, which in 1987 required ABA accreditation to be able to take the bar. This was part of a nationwide movement during law’s bubble. The American Bar Association has so many capricious requirements that it is impossible to run a law school on the low end of the market.

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Consider John Marshall Law School, unaccredited since 1933 and serving working class students. The Atlanta-based school had no other option but to sell to a private concern, which re-oriented the school and jacked up tuition to placate the ABA. It finally won accreditation in 2009 but not without sacrificing its mission of serving the lower income masses.

Is that good for the country? The ABA estimates that 80% of the nation’s poor are unserved by lawyers. Naturally, no one CAN serve them because lawyers need to charge $250 an hour to pay off his debt and make a decent living. Current reform being considered are not enough (downsizing student populations, cutting law school to two years). The ABA needs to get out of accreditation business entirely because it doesn’t benefit students or law clients; it benefits law professors by fattening their wallets.

America used to be free. The bar determined who could act as a lawyer. Pass the test, hang your shingle. But in Georgia like most states, you’re not even allowed to take the test if you don’t graduate from an ABA-accredited school. Have we forgotten that Abraham Lincoln studied at home by candlelight to become a lawyer? Today’s requirements would bar our most loved president.

Options for Georgia law schools online:

  • Take the California bar because that forward-looking state allows all comers.
  • Practice five years in California and then request “by motion” to take Georgia’s bar
  • Sue for special permission to take Georgia’s bar (Ross Mitchell did this successfully in Massachusetts)
  • Write your bar expressing your outrage at the monopoly they enforce for law schools

In this Jan. 25 Bloomberg Law video, a New York University law professor proposes eliminating the third year of law schools to cut down student debt. Tuition has doubled since 2000.

Where are the proposals to cut down on excessive ABA requirements which drive tuition up?

6 Replies to “Georgia law schools online”

  1. Haha. This speaks louder than any argument a reasonable person could have made in my position. Best of luck on your exams this semester and enjoy your next three years of upper-level economics courses. Please revisit these comments when you’ve finished there, I look forward to hearing you after some research training.

  2. This is silly. There is no objective way of determining what is/was reliable, cheap, accessible, etc. You certainly cannot claim certain information is missing, beyond knowing of future layoffs, as if that would have changed any individual’s mind about law school.

  3. Systemic misinformation = the lack of reliable and cheaply accessible info re: benefits/costs of law school (statistics reported are intentionally opaque & misleading). Fraud = accepted practice of simply inventing those stats. Surely you know that markets can’t price efficiently when they have wrong or missing information. Opportunity cost refers to the collapse of the entry-level job market for college graduates, many of whom opted to dodge the job market by choosing law school instead (1/2)

  4. Yawn. I don’t know what “exploded” means, but the supply didn’t increase fast enough. Demand has not dropped fast enough to affect prices either. Who knows what to make of your nebulous comments on “reduced opportunity cost, systematic misinformation and outright fraud.” You may be arrogant, but you’re still ignorant of basic economics.

  5. Supply and demand? HA. Supply has exploded over the last decade. Meanwhile, demand has plummeted–>30% drop in LSAT takers in the last 3 years alone. Despite this, tuition continues to rise. No, the real cause of rising prices is elsewhere–a murky combination of reduced opportunity cost, systematic misinformation and outright fraud by law schools, the creation of IBR, and the reduction in state funding.

    You aren’t smart enough to go to law school–for 2 years or 3.

  6. After acknowledging a 100% increase in law school tuitions over 10 years, Estreicher says there is an over-supply of law schools. In basic economics, prices rise because of increased demand (e.g. applications) or decreased supply (e.g. law schools). Investigate why there are so few law schools.

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