« on: February 14, 2007, 08:36:48 AM »
I personally have no problem with distance learning and applaud anyone who goes that route. I will say however, schools like harvard, yale and most other tier 1 and most tier 2 schools tend to have a higher bar passage rate than DL schools. It is probably easier to get a job coming from a traditional school. A lot of people are into big law, big law lite, and government jobs, which are competitive enough to get into. I don't think those kinds of jobs generally hire DL students; at least not yet. In addition, I think it is harder to network at a DL school and rely on an alumni database, which another key factor in getting a good job. I am sure that things will start to change in the next 10-15 years with the evolution of the internet as well as the curriculum as DL schools. You seem to be quite accomplished, and this JD is merely another degree to help further your career. People who don't have an MBA or CPA to fall back on are in a slightly different boat than you.