« on: January 07, 2013, 08:43:49 PM »
I'm in almost the same situation. Same age, been interested in law for years, gainfully employed, but no where near a law school. I am currently in the midst of some other time commitments, but I have been seriously considering the California distance thing myself. There is a possibility I will begin this fall.
I've read as much as I can get my hands on, and there are many naysayers. However, you and I sound like perfect candidates. I have no interest in practicing law, but I've always wanted to go to law school and passing the bar would be the proof that I really made it. The California correspondence option is very affordable and people do actually pass the bar, although the pass rates are very, very low. If you are serious about being a student, I say go for it!
The only question in my mind is whether or not to go through NWCU (the longest by far with one of the best track records) Oak Brooke (some of the best FYLSX and Bar pass rates) or Taft (DETC accredited). I know the Taft accreditation means nothing in the legal world, but it does means something in the education world--low interest loans, loan deferments, employer funding, etc.
Good luck and please keep us posted.