Four graduates of an entirely online law school became the first attorneys to be admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court last week. Read full story. To be admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court, each attorney must be a member with good standing of the bar for three years and be sponsored by two attorneys already admitted to the Supreme Court.
The school, Concord Law School, was founded in 1998 and is one of only two or three entirely online law schools. None, however, is ABA accredited. (The ABA’s general policy under Standard 304(f) states that “a law school shall not grant credit for study by correspondence.” Click here ).
Four graduates were admitted in open court: Larry David, an international businessman and attorney in Pasadena, Calif., who volunteers at the Los Angeles County Bar Association Barristers Domestic Violence Project; Michael Kaner, a dentist in Newtown, Pa., who is a consultant on risk management and forensic dentistry; Ross Mitchell, a computer systems consultant in West Newton, Pa., who is advocating online legal education and the expansion of the multijurisdictional practice of law; and Sandusky Shelton, a retired telecommunications manager from Clio, Calif., who handles court-appointed juvenile dependency cases.