Good luck, Big Daddy. Please keep us posted on your experience.
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« on: August 08, 2013, 04:19:42 PM »
Concord is the most expensive--their tuition is available online (in fact, I'm not aware of any CA DL JD school that does not post tuition).
Taft is more reasonable and is (also) DETC accredited which should mean it is a nationally recognized degree (not for Bar purposes, but as an education degree). It also has federal financial aid possibilities like most "real" colleges. Many employers that reimburse require "accredited" degrees, which DETC should meet that purpose.
NWCU is probably the oldest and arguably most successful at producing lawyers over the years. It is not DETC accredited, but offers the cheapest tuition for a school that continually produces lawyers.
Oak Brooke probably has the highest FYLSX and GBX pass rates and very reasonable tuition, if you can maintain the moral standards.
Good luck. Please keep us posted as to what you decide. Someday I may make the same decision you do!
« on: July 14, 2013, 10:38:27 PM »
Good point on all the additional requirements, Maintain. Don't forget about the library, too. The ABA likes to see well stocked, well funded, well staffed libraries. I have no idea how any distance school would get around this requirement. Even if they had a library (which would be of no value to the students) you're talking millions and millions of dollars to create and maintain it. I don't see any amount of students being able to fund something like that.
Thanks for the interesting observations. Not everyone believes education is a business, but when it boils down to it, almost everything is run to some degree by bean counters.
Please keep us posted on your progress.
Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Well... I did it.... I started school at NWCU-- online of course« on: February 25, 2013, 09:21:45 AM »
Good luck, and thanks for the update.
Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Well... I did it.... I started school at NWCU-- online of course« on: February 07, 2013, 11:36:55 PM »
Please keep us posted along the way if it isn't too much trouble.
Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Mid-career professional thinking about attending a correspondence school« 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.
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