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If you had a bad experience at the University of London (External Degree Program) as I did, you may want to explore and research one of their competitors in England, Northumbria University.  Totally distance and online legal education leading to a LLB which is equivalent to our JD.  You will notice in the chart provided by "passaroa25" topic name "Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements," foreign law school graduates are mentioned and can sit for some of the States' bar exams. 

The LLB program costs at Northumbria are very reasonable at 3900 british pounds (approx. $6300) for the entire four years.  Here is the link http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/sd/academic/law/courses/ug/llbol/prog_structure/?view=Standard

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Hi Everybody,

Did you all happen to notice that a new distance learning law school has come into existence?  If you go to the link I provided in the other post for online and distance learning law schools registered on the California Bar website or just go straight to this link http://www.lawinstitute.com/  you will see that this Cal Bar Registered law school just started in 2011.  Tuition is reasonable (around $3000 per year), about the same as Northwestern California University School of Law where I went and was planning to return after I pass the Baby Bar.  Take a look and tell me what you think about it!

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Hi Fellow Distance Law Students in California,

Remember you can sign up for up to three law sections of the California Bar FREE as students.  Think about what legal practice you are interested in and what you may specialize in after you pass the bar.  Personally, I picked Business Law, Trusts and Estates Law, and Taxation Law because of my background in Financial and Estate Planning, and Tax Accounting.

Here is the link:   http://sections.calbar.ca.gov/About/JoinaSection.aspx 

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Online Law Schools / Helpful Online Law Learning Resources - Free!
« on: June 12, 2011, 11:16:00 AM »
Over the four years since starting my online legal education, I have come across some websites that may help you as online law students and future lawyers.  Since you are already in the online mode of thinking and learning, go visit these websites, one gives you tips on jury presentation skills, one has case briefs, one has flashcards, one has recorded Michigan Supreme Court oral arguments, and another has oral arguments at the European Court of Human Rights, FREE:

Trial Tips Newsletter  www.TrialTheater.com

Case Briefs  http://www.casebriefs.com/

Flash Cards   http://www.proprofs.com/flashcards/search.php?search=law and http://quizlet.com/subject/law/

Michigan Supreme Court Oral Arguments videos  http://www.michbar.org/courts/virtualcourt.cfm

European Court of Human Rights webcasts   http://www.echr.coe.int/ECHR/EN/Header/Press/Multimedia/Webcasts+of+public+hearings/

Legal Case Alerts by email and many other resources  http://www.findlaw.com/casecode/

Misc. Law Subjects  http://freevideolectures.com/Subject/Law 

Christian Legal Society  http://www.clsnet.org/

The Famous writing of Frederic Bastiat "The Law"  free audio  http://www.freeaudio.org/fbastiat/thelaw.html

Please share any other free resources you know about to help us continue learning and preparing to become great lawyers!   

 
 

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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

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