Basically, what Distance Education wants to do is circumvent the modern day process of becoming a lawyer in the U.S.
At this point, there's really nothing I can say that won't come across as insulting or condescending to you. So, I'll leave it at this: best of luck to you.
Times change, and also technology changes the medium of instruction. Everyone has trouble accepting change, as has been apparent with your posts in this particular section of the forums, but change happens and does not stop.
I wanted to add some information, which may be useful or which may just serve to muddy the waters. I am an upper manager for state government, and part of my position is to oversee the licensing and certification of certain professionals in the state (not attorneys, but positions which require a Master’s degree). My position is, according to statute, given authority to administer this activity, overseen by a State Certification Board which meets three times a year. We consult loosely with other states, to keep required qualifications and CE roughly similar.In this capacity we not only accept distance education, we encourage it. We accept a diploma from a regionally or nationally accredited distance education program in exactly the same fashion as we accept a brick and mortar institution. If it is a university we are not familiar with we certainly WILL check to make sure they are accredited by an accrediting organization recognized by the US Department of Education. My final point - in this state it is accepted that a legitimate distance degree will be recognized in most fields, the notable exception being law. I feel that the field of law will eventually be forced to accept distance learning degrees, and accredit these schools. The ABA needs to realize that hiding its collective head in the sand won’t make this problem go away, and that they need to wake up and address this issue in a reasonable fashion – before the Supreme Court of some state forces them to do so. Just my .02 – feel free to disagree, but I likely won’t come back on and debate the issue.
Does someone need a hug, FalconJimmy? C'mon....****HUG**** Hey, even big meanies have feelings. And don't worry, there have been naysayers at every junction of Mankind's giant leaps. It won't float. It won't fly. It won't transmit. It won't transmit in color. It won't get out of the atmosphere. It will burn up on re-entry. There is no vaccine for Polio. No one will want a personal computer. And yet, here we are.
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