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« on: August 03, 2012, 05:10:45 PM »
I'm thinking of attending online law school and I don't know what one to pick. I've interviewed most of all of them, and they each have their good and bad. Money is not an issue as I am willing to pay the extra money for the better education. ALU and Northwestern both teach one class at a time. Concord teaches four classes at at a time. I think one class at a time is better. Some of them also have online video learning that we can watch the instructor teach a live class, although I don't know what schools do this.
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« on: August 03, 2012, 05:09:30 PM »
Where I went to grad school, they had a joint PhD/JD program.
« on: August 03, 2012, 05:08:37 PM »
Both employers and law schools would rank an online Bachelors quite low - at the bottom. Sure the degree is accredited but unless the student has something else to offer like a great work or military background, I would be wary of someone who didn't want the hassle of showing up for classes. And I'd have to say some of the for profit online schools may be more interested in retaining students than tough academic standards.
Morganb, perhaps traditional LSAT classes are designed for people whom wouldn’t otherwise study the LSAT? That’s not to say they wouldn’t help everyone, but perhaps they’re not designed for people like you...? Just a thought.
I would recommend the Nigerian LSAT prep class in which you will also inherit a million dollars.
The solution would be for the ABA to allow ABA accredited schools to offer an online law school option.
However, the law professors, who usually have only JDs after all and not an academic SJD or LLD and are vastly over compensated, would pitch a fit since anyone can "instruct" and develop an online class for a tiny percent of the cost of a big shot law professor boviating at some lecture hall full of students.
A lot of common law jurisdictions have done away with or have modified the Rule against Perpetuities so it only narrowly effects testamentary dispositions. So for example, one can usually have a contract with a contingency clause that exceeds 21 years by inserting a choice of law clause for a jurisdiction that has abolished the rule.
I always figured it at 10-1 against going in but a lot of that is simply attrition of sticdents who drop out or don't get past year one. Paralegals and people who have a lot of contact with the court system are going to have a higher success rate, maybe 30% is my guess. By the way I was originally accepted at three law schools and attended an ABA school but canned it before the end of the first semester. I really did not like law school at the time. By the time I wanted to give it another whirl I lived 250 miles away from the nearest law school and had a job I did not want to quit, so distance learning looked like it was worth a try. But if I'd lived closer to a city with night law school, I would have done that instead.
They fail because they are clueless about the law. Imagine trying to teach yourself negligence from Gilbert's outlines and nutshells. You either are going to get it or you are not. Reading casebooks and hornbooks on your own will serve no purpose at all except to confuse. The teaching method and the students are both inferior, that's a given. The amazing part is that 1 out of 5 pass at all.
I don't know if the stats are available but since the majority of distance ed students went from correspondence to online, has the pass rate gone up, down or stayed the same?