« on: January 24, 2015, 11:03:03 AM »
There are a few rule changes this year, particularly Washington State for DL and foreign law graduates.
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Vanceap3 - you can contact the Admin Team for the LLB Open Learning program at: email@example.com They will provide you with the necessary information. The LLB Open Learning program no longer have January start dates, they only have September start dates. What DL school did you graduate from? I had no problems getting accepted to an ABA approved LLM program in US Law and I've already had my degree evaluated by a credentialing agency approved by the California Bar Examiners.
Is there anyone on this site that have actually graduated from a DL or Foreign Law School in the last 3 yrs, I would love to hear from you. I started on this site in 2011 and with an exception of 1 or 2 people nobody that post on this DL forum actually are graduates of a DL program. There is a lot of authorities on the subject but majority never completed the DL route. Fell free to inbox me.
I completed my LLB in 3 yrs in Summer 2014 and I just started my LLM from ABA approved school, I plan to take the Washington State or California bar exam. Georgia has modified their admission rules in Oct 2014, it is now a possibility for LLM graduates.
LOL that's funny. Well go for it, best of luck to you on pursuing your education. Where are you in the process? I just have 1 yr left and I got to keep my job and career in tack while pursing a legal education. As far as going to law school full-time that is not an option and would not be a smart move for my situation.
I posted this thread over a year ago, I was still pursing my LLB at the time. Whelp! I graduated a few months ago. I had my degree evaluated by agency approved by the California Bar Examiners and the evaluation of my LLB was a success. I will be starting in Jan 2015 an LLM program at an approved ABA school. I will also be receiving tuition reimbursement from my employer which will keep my cost down. Upon completion of my LLM, I will be eligible for the Washington State and California Bar exam.
Below are the 2014 -2015 tuition rates for Northumbria University LLB (Open Learning Program). This is a 4 year program but if you have a college degree already you can apply for Accredited Prior Learning which allows you to complete the degree in 3 years instead of 4 years. If you complete the degree in 3 years, your total cost will be £3,300. This is about $5,200 USD give or take.
The tuition has gone up slightly since I started the program 3 years ago. These fees can be verified by contacting the Admin Team in the Open Learning Department at firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Registration Fee Assessment Fee Total Fees
New Student* £750 £550 £1,300
Year 2 £450 £550 £1,000
Year 3 £450 £550 £1,000
Year 4 £450 £550 £1,000
TOTAL PAYABLE £4,300
Whether you like it or not I did pay 5k for my degree. I will post the current tuition rates straight from the 2014 - 2015 student handbook with contact info. I sure did by pass the California First year baby bar and saved a ton of money. In regards to my LLB, we take the same exams as the full-time on campus students. Exams are proctored by the Embassy or an approved University.
In regards to becoming a solicitor, I do plan on becoming one after I take the US Bar. I plant to take the QLTS in England. I started on this site in 2011 and every step of the way you said it couldn't be done but I have proven you wrong each step of the way. I even went as far as to have my degree evaluated by an agency on the California Bar Examiners list before pursuing LLM. I applied to 2
LLM programs at ABA schools and got accepted to both. Upon completing my LLM, I will be eligible for the Washington State and California Bar exam.
I live in the US and I did my LLB distance learning. I did it for a number of reasons, one is cost savings. I earned my degree and the total tuition was less than 5k for 3 years. This in it self was a bargain. I don't know what the future will hold. I will be starting my US LLM in Jan 2015.
I always wanted to become a lawyer. I have a successful career and I'm in my 40's. Quitting my job and uprooting my family is not an option to go back to the school the traditional way and spending 100K on law school is not an option at my stage in life. I did my research well in advance and decided to get a my law degree from overseas which cost me slightly under 5K for the entire 3 yr program. So I was able to get a degree from a well respected UK law school at a price that you will spend on a luxurious vacation. I'm now going to get an LLM, and I'm going to use tuition reimbursement from my organization which will lower my out of pocket cost. In a nut shell, I will have spent less than 20K for my legal education in which I will have received 2 law degrees for that price.