I recently completed my MBA through a Calif. State. U and was able to earn a 4.0GPA. As a working professional this was quite a task. I am currently employed as President and COO of a medium sized A/R management company for close to 8 years now. Much of what we do nowadays is centered around legal actions, so getting a law degree makes since.
I am 38, married with three kids under 10. There is no way I could pack it up and move, quit my job, and attend an ABA school, so DL is really my only option, and frankly once I pass the bar I really don't think it will matter. We do have a BM law school somewhat closeby (San Joaquin School of Law-Fresno) which is still not ABA accredited I beleive, however their classes are M-Th 6-10:30. Say goodbye to the family!!
With all this, which DL programs should I investigate?
On a side note...I have read over this website and would like to make a comment. If you are currently attending an ABA school, congrats, you should be proud! If you are currently attending a DL school, congrats, you should be proud! Both of you have made a decision to better yourself and your mind and become an attorney. When both of you pass the bar and stand up in court someday, I am sure there will not be too many judges or opposing counsels that will point where out you went to school in court.
Everyone has different circumstances, and I would think that most DL students take this route as they have no other option...not because it is the easy way out.
I could see the arguement of a BS or MBA via DL, as the school dictates the curriculum and test standards (i.e. diploma mill), however we are talking about State created and administered Bar exams. If you pass it, who cares where you studied...am I right here?