To the Curious and Ignorant,
There is a lot of drama posted regarding the legitimacy of certain law schools in California, so here it is straight from their website. As a current or future lawyer, remember you don't win an argument by inaccurate and misleading statements, so buckle up, and do your research. Those of you who have been scared off by ignorant comments about online or distance learning law schools, California does have standards for these non-traditional law schools. Remember, the old common law that most of us study are probably from lawyers and judges who did not attend Harvard or Yale, many of them were non-traditional, but had one very important ingredient - good moral character!
I am a Financial and Tax Adviser by trade, and have been researching law schools for over 15 years now. If lawyers want to do business with me and my clients, I first usually interview them for their competency, because I don't care what law school they went to or if they passed the bar exam, they must prove to me they know what they are doing, then show good moral character, and that they are not trying to build their cabinets with Wills for future probate or Trusts for future settlement (lawyers know what I'm talking about here i.e. income in the future from probate and settlement fees after their or my client dies).
I chose Northwestern California University School of Law, for the content and price. I failed the Baby Bar the first attempt but studying now for the second attempt. I don't appreciate, as a professional with experience working with law, that I have to go through this extra hurdle of the Baby Bar here in CA. But anyway, at age 51, I will have to see how much I will put up with. I plan on using the Attorney License to continue in my work in Estate Planning and Contract Law.
For those without a Bachelors degree, please note that you only need 60 credits of college work to start at these online or distance learning law schools listed on Calbar. So, here it is, the link you need to get started!http://admissions.calbar.ca.gov/Education/LegalEducation/LawSchools.aspx