Georgia Supreme Court Blog

December 17, 2009

Internet Law School Graduate Can’t Take Georgia Bar Exam

Filed under: attorneys, bar admission — bce30064 @ 5:35 pm

The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld a Board of Bar Examiners’ denial of a woman’s petition to waive educational requirements for admission to the Georgia bar. Joyce K. Batterson received her law degree from a correspondence law school that uses internet-based, online instruction, Northwestern California University School of Law. The school is not accredited by the American Bar Association, and Batterson, according to the Court’s November 23, 2009 opinion, “failed to show by clear and convincing evidence that the rule requiring a first law degree from an ABA-accredited law school should be waived on her behalf.”

Summary by Georgia Supreme Court Public Information Office

See Full Opinion: In the Matter of Joyce K. Batterson (S09Z1849)

Northwestern California University School of Law Web Site

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