Just wanted to remind you all that I started this topic only to make us all aware of the fact that we can escape the hassle of the baby bar in CA by spending the money to go to an ABA accredited law school for 1L, and then continue on with online legal education in a law school that is registered with the Committee of Bar Examiners in CA.
The baby bar can slow you down, like it has done for me, and at age 52, I am watching how quickly the years (and my mind) are going by. So, if you want to save time, and money, just go to a ABA law school for one year, pass, and then move on to the lower cost CA registered online law schools. If it's going to cost you just as much to do online as attending a traditional law school, then maybe go to the traditional law school.
Only you can determine the pros and cons of online law school vs. traditional law school e.g. time flexibility, work and family obligations, prestige requirements, your age, stage in career, etc...
This information is not intended for non-California jurisdictions.