I know when my freedom or life savings are on the line I'd much rather hire the lawyer from the online school. Get real people this is the electronic age.
I agree with everything OP says except that med students are the only ones that need to go to a physical school. If an online school is good enough to prepare future lawyers than why not future doctors?! With modern inovations such as the Nintendo Wii, surgury can be practiced from home at your own leisure. Moreover, famous doctors such as Hippocrates studied by themselves or through apprenticeship!