I think that most of us who post on this discussion forum agree that attending a brick and mortar ABA approved law school is the most preferred method. However, one of the requirements for a law school to be ABA accredited is that the law school seeking ABA approval much charge an annual tuition amount in excess of a certain amount (in thousands of dollars). If there was a brick and mortar law school out there, in every state, that was ABA approved and charged 100 to 250 a month on a debit or credit card, for 12 months for all three or four years, there would be no need for distance education or online law schools. My only concern while attending such a school would be getting through 600 pages of reading a day; not whether my degree, upon graduation, would be worthless. And, I wouldn't be a member of the distance education section frantically searching for an alternative way to get a law school education.