It’s hard to believe that I’ve been working to roll back government abuse for 4 years, but today marks the anniversary of the filing of my first lawsuit against the TSA and the start of what now seems to be a lifetime passion for civil rights advocacy. With that in mind, to increase my efficacy as an advocate, I’m excited to announce that I am now officially a law student: Northwestern California University School of Law, Class of 2018.
California is one of the very few states to allow law school to be completed online, and NWCU’s 4-year, 100% distance learning law program will allow me to sit for the California bar and thereafter apply to the bars of most, if not all, other states. The tide is turning in favor of law degrees earned via Internet courses, with about a dozen schools offering all-online classes in California, William Mitchell in Minnesota offering a 50% online law degree, and many other schools across the country experimenting with putting at least a portion of their curriculum online. Law school will be a challenge: the time commitment is huge, the drop-out rate is high, and the bar pass rate is low, regardless of whether you attend an on-campus or online school. But if there’s anyone who can make this happen, I’m confident I can, and being able to do coursework while I travel makes this possible. I’ll be blogging about how things go, and today adding a new category, Law School, to the blog.
Tomorrow I’ll be announcing more exciting news, as my second petition for the U.S. Supreme Court’s review gets filed, and I share with you the amicus brief filed by a rights organization in favor of my petition for rehearing en banc before the 11th Circuit.
Massive congratulations! This opportunity sounds like a perfect fit. I will be following your law school career with interest.
Great news, and I look forward to a new lawyer who isn’t owned by the System.
Congrats! Would love to see you as a lawyer for the ACLU or EFF someday. 🙂
Congratulations!!! That’s wonderful. Wishing you all the best.
Excellent choice John. You know your stuff when it comes to legal work. Glad to see it and grateful for all your work so far. One day when the government in the US learns to be moral and ethical and have respect for freedom, people like yourself will go down in history as being seen as the good ones because governments (like our current government) run by emotion instead of facts tend to loose sight of common sense.
I totally missed this Jon! Congratulations !