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 mean to be cruel here, but don't you see this as a problem? The education you receive wasn't even sufficient to get you past the baby bar.
No offense taken! But don't confuse my limitations at age 51 with my probabilities of passing the Baby Bar on first attempt at an earlier age. So, if we are judging the school by the failing of the Baby Bar by one of it's students, then what does that say about the many that passed the Baby Bar and General Bar on first attempt, from the same school? Therefore, if the teaching is the same for all students, which is the case more consistently with online and distance learning, because we are not subject to hearing different lectures of the same course, by the same instructor, then I would say the determinative is not the content as much as it is the student's perseverance, and cognitive and intellectual abilities.
If you remember from my post, I also mentioned that I usually interview all lawyers who want my business or business with my clients. The reason I interview prospective lawyers, is because I know from experience, that they are not all competent, and I don't ask them where they went to school, I want to know the quality of their work and their intentions with my client. I learned more about Estate Planning, a very complex area of expertise, from a non-lawyer, and in this area of my practice, I make darn sure the lawyer I choose knows what he is doing otherwise he has no business with me or my client.
I believe that traditional law schools are over-rated, and the more esteemed ones, seem to be more liberal (now I'm revealing some of my political persuasion). My contentions are not against the student of law as much as it is against the inflated cost of the system of education and exam method used to make lawyers by traditional methods. I guess if I needed the status of a traditional law school, I may have chosen that avenue, but I would still be gambling at the outcome. But I'm beyond that now, I am a Registered Investment Adviser, Tax Accountant, Financial and Estate Planner, and Business Consultant, and I thank God that he had me go down that path first, otherwise I would be a starving and desperate young law school graduate. So, now after a 20 year waiting period, I want to add the Attorney license to my practice so I can continue on with complimentary work, and therefore a traditional school I don't need.
So maybe the point is employability for those who are not in a law related profession yet? I don't know, I'm not in those shoes! Maybe someone who has graduated from a distance or online learning law school can speak to the issue of employability. I re-emphasize from my perspective, I will do business with an online or distance learning law school graduate who can demonstrate competence in Estate Planning and Tax Law. Nice chatting with you!