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Online Law Schools / Re: Distance Learning
« on: February 06, 2016, 06:41:18 AM »
Checking back in!  I posted on this site 4 yrs ago when I started my law journey.  I received a lot of comments that it couldn't be done.  Well 4 years later I have a UK LLB and ABA LLM degree.  My foreign law degree has already been evaluated by an agency approved on the Cali Bar examiners list.  The evaluation was a success.  I plan to take the July 2016 or Feb 2017 bar exam.  Best of luck to all pursuing their dreams, keep your eyes on the prize.

Vanceap3 -  I purchased all the required books but used it mainly in a supplemental capacity. NU provides you many resources to succeed, PowerPoint, Online lectures and you can download lecture to iPod which is great to listen while working out, etc. Professors respond promptly to any question, you can schedule a phone call or skype meetings as well.  You also have access to their library database, WesLaw, and Lexus Nexus.  Each class provides a workbook, which basically is another law book, I made sure I knew it from cover to cover.  In terms of books, if you search online like Amazon, you should be able to get used books and stay within 200 -250 per year for books.  Keep in mind you have 8 months to prepare for 1 exam, so realistically you don't have to get the books right away, because you can focus on the workbook and online lectures.  Most of the required books are written by the professor of the class.  Exams are essays and multiple choice. I used the IRAC method in answering the questions, although they called it something else but it was the same concept. You will have plenty of opportunities to submit practice essays for the Professor to critique.

As far as sharia law, NU taught common law principles only.  Good luck to you!

I did the distance learning LLB at a law school located in the UK and I'm now in a LLM program at an ABA law school. I would speak with the Bar Examiners in California they are straight forward on giving you the info. Everything they told me was legit during my journey.  I did the 3 yr route because I didn't want to chance it, in case I had opportunities in the future to get liscensed in other jurisdictions.  Some states just say an accredited first degree and some states like California will require an evaluation.  I'm not sure if the 2 yr would work, so you need to contact the bar examiners.  I had my LLB degree evaluated by an approved agency by the California Bar Examiners and my degree assessment was equivalent to a US JD at an accredited university.

Online Law Schools / Re: 2015 Bar Admissions Requirements
« on: January 24, 2015, 09:03:03 AM »
 ;D  There are a few rule changes this year, particularly Washington State for DL and foreign law graduates.

Online Law Schools / Re: Distance Learning 2015
« on: January 22, 2015, 06:11:03 PM »
Vanceap3 -  you can contact the Admin Team for the  LLB Open Learning program at: 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.

Online Law Schools / 2015 Bar Admissions Requirements
« on: January 22, 2015, 10:52:34 AM »
The 2015 Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements is now available for free at:

Online Law Schools / Distance Learning 2015
« on: January 19, 2015, 02:40:09 PM »
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.  Feel 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.

Online Law Schools / Re: Distance Learning
« on: December 13, 2014, 10:38:26 PM »
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.

Online Law Schools / Re: Distance Learning
« on: December 13, 2014, 09:04:44 PM »
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.

Online Law Schools / Re: LLB (Graduate Entry)
« on: December 05, 2014, 08:54:04 AM »
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

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


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