« on: November 13, 2012, 05:53:35 PM »
That was the whole answer from the Assistant Administrator School of Law. Does not exactly inspire confidence but does indicate that the degree may be accepted by the NY Bar Examiners when coupled with a LLM. I am a bit troubled that she refers to a UK law degree in general and not a Northumbria online LLB however.
New York is a strong ABA state - I think I would think twice before trying an online LLB/LLM combo without becoming a solicitor first.
And again I would stress that English law (Northern Ireland and Scotland are different jurisdictions) does not actually equate to US law. The terms are familiar but the rules are often the opposite as here. Additionally, there is an emphasis on EU law, conveyancing, estates, accounting etc. which has little or no relevance at all to the US. No US case law will be utlized at all. No Constitutional law. Criminal and Torts will be different etc. If the goal is to pass the bar, looks like a foolish way to go given the problems with online learning to begin with.
On the other hand, I do think the online LLB would be an excellent degree for some one not actually practicing who needs a law degree as an alternative to a MBA. The English online LLB will not carry the stigma a US online degree does.