« on: October 20, 2012, 08:34:31 PM »
I just finished my first year at Northumbria School of Law via distance learning. I did my homework in researching distance learning law schools. I'm glad I chose Northumbria, for the money you spend it is an unbelievable value, total cost less than 5k for 3 yr program. You have access to online lectures, PowerPoint presentations, additional readings, etc. You have to make an assessment of your situation. I have a successful career and make a decent living and still have a lot of up rise in my career. However, I have a burning desire to get a legal education but paying 100K to go to law school is not an option for me at this stage of my career. If you decide to go the distance learning LLB track, California will be the best place to take the bar. Once, you pass the California bar, there will be more options to enter other states. However, once you complete a LLB, you must then enroll in an LLM program in American Legal Studies / US Legal Studies or complete one year at a California law school. There are 3 good online programs that gear their program for students to take the California bar. The law schools that offer the online LLM are Florida Coastal, Regent University, and John F. Kennedy Law School. They all offer the required courses that meets the California requirements. I hope this helps.