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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Distance Learning
« on: December 14, 2014, 12:38:26 AM »
LOL that's funny.  Well go for it, best of luck to you on pursuing your education.  Where are you in the process?  I just have 1 yr left and I got to keep my job and career in tack while pursing a legal education. As far as going to law school full-time that is not an option and would not be a smart move for my situation.

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Distance Learning
« on: December 13, 2014, 11:04:44 PM »
I posted this thread over a year ago, I was still pursing my LLB at the time.  Whelp!  I graduated  a few months ago.  I had my degree evaluated by agency approved by the California Bar Examiners and the evaluation of my LLB was a success.  I will be starting in Jan 2015 an LLM program at an approved ABA school.  I will also be receiving tuition reimbursement from my employer which will keep my cost down.  Upon completion of my LLM, I will be eligible for the Washington State and California Bar exam.

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: LLB (Graduate Entry)
« on: December 05, 2014, 10:54:04 AM »
Below are the 2014 -2015 tuition rates for Northumbria University LLB (Open Learning Program).  This is a 4 year program but if you have a college degree already you can apply for Accredited Prior Learning which allows you to complete the degree in 3 years instead of 4 years.  If you complete the degree in 3 years, your total cost will be 3,300.  This is about $5,200 USD give or take. 

The tuition has gone up slightly since I started the program 3 years ago. These fees can be verified by contacting the Admin Team in the Open Learning Department at la.llbopenlearning@northumbria.ac.uk

Student     Registration Fee              Assessment Fee          Total Fees
New Student*    750                  550                             1,300
Year 2                   450                 550                             1,000
Year 3                   450                  550                             1,000
Year 4                   450                  550                             1,000

TOTAL PAYABLE    4,300



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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: LLB (Graduate Entry)
« on: December 05, 2014, 10:21:56 AM »
Whether you like it or not I did pay 5k for my degree. I will post the current tuition rates straight from the 2014 - 2015 student handbook with contact info.  I sure did by pass the California First year baby bar and saved a ton of money. In regards to my LLB, we take the same exams as the full-time on campus students.  Exams are proctored by the Embassy or an approved University.

In regards to becoming a solicitor, I do plan on becoming one after I take the US Bar.  I plant to take the QLTS in England.  I started on this site in 2011 and every step of the way you said it couldn't be done but I have proven you wrong each step of the way.  I even went as far as to have my degree evaluated by an agency on the California Bar Examiners list before pursuing LLM.  I applied to 2
LLM programs at ABA schools and got accepted to both.  Upon completing my LLM, I will be eligible for the Washington State and California Bar exam.

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: LLB (Graduate Entry)
« on: December 05, 2014, 08:39:12 AM »
I live in the US and I did my LLB distance learning. I did it for a number of reasons, one is cost savings. I earned my degree and the total tuition was less than 5k for 3 years. This in it self was a bargain.  I don't know what the future will hold. I will be starting my US LLM in Jan 2015.


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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: LLB (Graduate Entry)
« on: December 05, 2014, 12:33:38 AM »
I always wanted to become a lawyer.  I have a successful career and I'm in my 40's.  Quitting my job and uprooting my family is not an option to go back to  the school the traditional way and spending 100K on law school is not an option at my stage in life.  I did my research well in advance and decided to get a my law degree from overseas which cost me slightly under 5K for the entire 3 yr program.  So I was able to get a degree from a well respected UK law school at a price that you will spend on a luxurious vacation.  I'm now going to get an LLM, and I'm going to use tuition reimbursement from my organization which will lower my out of pocket cost.  In a nut shell, I will have spent less than 20K for my legal education in which I will have received 2 law degrees for that price. 

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: LLB (Graduate Entry)
« on: December 04, 2014, 02:29:13 PM »
Northumbria University

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: LLB (Graduate Entry)
« on: December 04, 2014, 10:20:48 AM »
I've been accepted to an LLM program at ABA school. Also, I had my LLB degree evaluated from an approved agency on the California Bar Examiner list.  Yes, I was admitted to program with the distance learning LLB and no I didn't have to be a lawyer to be admitted to the program. 

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: LLB (Graduate Entry)
« on: November 24, 2014, 12:11:42 AM »
The current rules are pretty clear.   If you are a licensed attorney it can be common law or civil law you can sit for the Cali bar and by-pass taking the additional 1 yr education at ABA, California approved school, or the LLM.   If you have a foreign law degree and not a lawyer then you will need to complete the additional education requirements.  You also have to get your foreign law degree evaluated by one of the approved agencies on the California Bar Examiners list to determine your education equivalency. 

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: LLB (Graduate Entry)
« on: November 22, 2014, 09:49:41 PM »
I plan to attend a LLM at a ABA approved school.  For the California Bar, the LLM can be from an ABA approved school or a California approved law school.


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