I would think the professional world would look down upon you. Similar to a degree from University of Phoenix, SOME employers may have the attitude that a degree is a degree, but these will most likely be individuals who have no education; are in their position due to starting work the day the company opened.
All I know, is if I was doing the hiring, and someone was setting across the desk from me, who did their undergrad at U. of Phoenix, then got their JD by way of DL, there is no way I would consider offering them a job.
DL has it's place, and if you live in Juno, AK, then employers would be understanding of the circumstances. But beyond situations where DL was the only option, it just gives the impression of being lazy, or taking short cuts.
Grades wouldn't even matter, because it's simply not the same. It's not just the schooling, but the entire experience of going to law school that counts. The best analogy I can think of would be to think of the attitudes natural bodybuilders, who worked their butt off to get in the shape they are in, would have towards someone who got into the same shape in 3 months by taking roids.
I'm not saying any of this is 100% true, or that DL does not provide a good education. But the stigma of DL education is something to consider. The attitudes towards online degrees is definitely not good. And almost anyone who has earned the same degree by actually going to school, will think it is a complete joke. Sorry. I'm sure someone will repost with some story of someone they know, with an awesome job, etc; who went the DL route. But these people are the exception.
....By the way, the California Bar Exam is the HARDEST in the United States...actually the BABY BAR is harder than some states actual bar exam.
My understanding is that while you may come out of these schools with little or no understanding of the law, you are well rested because of DL schools' emphasis on "nap time" and are one hell of a finger painter.
Quote from: brewha on February 23, 2007, 07:25:52 AMMy understanding is that while you may come out of these schools with little or no understanding of the law, you are well rested because of DL schools' emphasis on "nap time" and are one hell of a finger painter. I'm in remedial finger painting at my brick & mortar school ... do you think I should sign up for supplemental classes at Novus?
the baby bar is not hard, the reason the pass rates are soo low is that DL and non aba schools admit anyone with a credit card. The whole I will pass the hardest bar in the nation argument is mute as very few dls ever pass the bar. Just do the math a huge portion do not pass the baby bar and of those that do a tiny portion pass the bar. Not to mention you can not go to another state as most require an ABA degree. If I was an old man having a midlife crisis I would invest in a red corvette not a fake law degree.