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Summary from October 15th Wagner and Winick On the Law program

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https://www.transportation.gov/briefing-room/dot-bans-all-samsung-galaxy-note7-phones-airplanes http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/fire-containment-bags-smartphones-will-now-be-necessity-major-airlines-1586452 https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-10-14/samsung-note-7-phones-said-to-be-banned-on-u-s-airline-flights?bcomANews=true The recall affects the 2.5 million Samsung Galaxy Note 7 cell phones that have already been sold around the world. Estimated $5.3 Billion recall and stopped production and sales. Criminal Prosecution The government now considers the Note 7s “forbidden hazardous material” under U.S. law. Anyone observed with one of the phones will be prohibited from boarding an…

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What Lies Ahead for American Law Schools?

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Monterey College of Law and its accredited branch campus San Luis Obispo College of Law are not typical law schools. As part-time evening programs taught by respected local lawyers and judges, the schools serve both traditional college students and non-traditional working adults. Our law schools also feature small evening classes that allow students to continue to work while they attend…

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No Bachelors Degree – No Problem

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Many people do not realize that under a special California state law, Monterey College of Law and San Luis Obispo College of Law are allowed to consider applicants to both the JD and MLS programs who have successfully completed at least 60 units of undergraduate studies. This means that potential applicants are not required to have fully completed a Bachelors…

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Master of Legal Studies Degree – a law-related version of an MBA

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Monterey College of Law was the first California Accredited Law School to be approved to offer a 36-unit Master of Legal Studies (MLS) degree in addition to our traditional 90-unit J.D. degree. The MLS degree program provides a graduate school curriculum for individuals who wish to undertake the serious study of law, but have no interest in being licensed to…

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Closing the “Justice Gap”

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There is increasing concern that the escalating cost of traditional legal education is playing a major role in widening the “justice gap” in many communities. This “gap” is created, in part, because new graduates complete traditional ABA law schools with hundreds of thousands of dollars in student debt. They simply cannot afford to practice law in small communities, public sector…

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Why legal education needs to take a different direction

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Simply put, the traditional ABA legal education model is no longer working for many students and communities. As a community-based, California Accredited Law School (CALS), our Monterey College of Law and San Luis Obispo College of Law programs are based on a model that we believe reflects the future of American legal education. Our program offers small classes taught by…

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