Law School Discussion

LLB (Graduate Entry)

Re: LLB (Graduate Entry)
« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2014, 08:20:48 AM »
I've been accepted to an LLM program at ABA school. Also, I had my LLB degree evaluated from an approved agency on the California Bar Examiner list.  Yes, I was admitted to program with the distance learning LLB and no I didn't have to be a lawyer to be admitted to the program. 

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Re: LLB (Graduate Entry)
« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2014, 11:39:52 AM »
I've been accepted to an LLM program at ABA school. Also, I had my LLB degree evaluated from an approved agency on the California Bar Examiner list.  Yes, I was admitted to program with the distance learning LLB and no I didn't have to be a lawyer to be admitted to the program.
Which distance learning LLB did you attend?

Re: LLB (Graduate Entry)
« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2014, 12:29:13 PM »
Northumbria University

barprephero

Re: LLB (Graduate Entry)
« Reply #23 on: December 04, 2014, 10:14:47 PM »
Northumbria University
It is interesting how some nations allow that and it is considered equal to ABA still while here in America we don't allow that.
Someday I hope we do. I'd still do on campus myself though. What made you decide to not go on campus?

Re: LLB (Graduate Entry)
« Reply #24 on: December 04, 2014, 10:33:38 PM »
I always wanted to become a lawyer.  I have a successful career and I'm in my 40's.  Quitting my job and uprooting my family is not an option to go back to  the school the traditional way and spending 100K on law school is not an option at my stage in life.  I did my research well in advance and decided to get a my law degree from overseas which cost me slightly under 5K for the entire 3 yr program.  So I was able to get a degree from a well respected UK law school at a price that you will spend on a luxurious vacation.  I'm now going to get an LLM, and I'm going to use tuition reimbursement from my organization which will lower my out of pocket cost.  In a nut shell, I will have spent less than 20K for my legal education in which I will have received 2 law degrees for that price. 

barprephero

Re: LLB (Graduate Entry)
« Reply #25 on: December 05, 2014, 12:32:08 AM »
I always wanted to become a lawyer.  I have a successful career and I'm in my 40's.  Quitting my job and uprooting my family is not an option to go back to  the school the traditional way and spending 100K on law school is not an option at my stage in life.  I did my research well in advance and decided to get a my law degree from overseas which cost me slightly under 5K for the entire 3 yr program.  So I was able to get a degree from a well respected UK law school at a price that you will spend on a luxurious vacation.  I'm now going to get an LLM, and I'm going to use tuition reimbursement from my organization which will lower my out of pocket cost.  In a nut shell, I will have spent less than 20K for my legal education in which I will have received 2 law degrees for that price.
I'm missing a few steps here. Why are you moving to American then? Where you already in American when you did this foreign school?
What's the career? If its successful do you plan to quit it? If not, why go to law school at all?

Re: LLB (Graduate Entry)
« Reply #26 on: December 05, 2014, 06:39:12 AM »
I live in the US and I did my LLB distance learning. I did it for a number of reasons, one is cost savings. I earned my degree and the total tuition was less than 5k for 3 years. This in it self was a bargain.  I don't know what the future will hold. I will be starting my US LLM in Jan 2015.


Re: LLB (Graduate Entry)
« Reply #27 on: December 05, 2014, 07:36:55 AM »
I live in the US and I did my LLB distance learning. I did it for a number of reasons, one is cost savings. I earned my degree and the total tuition was less than 5k for 3 years. This in it self was a bargain.  I don't know what the future will hold. I will be starting my US LLM in Jan 2015.

Don't bother - it never makes any sense.  Just like the alleged 5K total cost for a three year law degree in England.  Common sense tells you the materials alone were 5K at $1 =  0.64 GBP.

The idea here is to take an English correspondence school degree in order to apparently avoid the California First Bar Exam and then take the one year LLM since the poster apparently has no intention of becoming a trainee solicitor.

But since the First Year Bar Exam is a good indicator of success on the very tough California Bar Exam, I think this game plan makes little sense.  Also English law is really quite different than US law.  I've studied both and passed the QLTT and can tell you it was just as difficult as passing the California Bar even with an open book exam!

Re: LLB (Graduate Entry)
« Reply #28 on: December 05, 2014, 08:21:56 AM »
Whether you like it or not I did pay 5k for my degree. I will post the current tuition rates straight from the 2014 - 2015 student handbook with contact info.  I sure did by pass the California First year baby bar and saved a ton of money. In regards to my LLB, we take the same exams as the full-time on campus students.  Exams are proctored by the Embassy or an approved University.

In regards to becoming a solicitor, I do plan on becoming one after I take the US Bar.  I plant to take the QLTS in England.  I started on this site in 2011 and every step of the way you said it couldn't be done but I have proven you wrong each step of the way.  I even went as far as to have my degree evaluated by an agency on the California Bar Examiners list before pursuing LLM.  I applied to 2
LLM programs at ABA schools and got accepted to both.  Upon completing my LLM, I will be eligible for the Washington State and California Bar exam.

Re: LLB (Graduate Entry)
« Reply #29 on: December 05, 2014, 08:54:04 AM »
Below are the 2014 -2015 tuition rates for Northumbria University LLB (Open Learning Program).  This is a 4 year program but if you have a college degree already you can apply for Accredited Prior Learning which allows you to complete the degree in 3 years instead of 4 years.  If you complete the degree in 3 years, your total cost will be 3,300.  This is about $5,200 USD give or take. 

The tuition has gone up slightly since I started the program 3 years ago. These fees can be verified by contacting the Admin Team in the Open Learning Department at la.llbopenlearning@northumbria.ac.uk

Student     Registration Fee              Assessment Fee          Total Fees
New Student*    750                  550                             1,300
Year 2                   450                 550                             1,000
Year 3                   450                  550                             1,000
Year 4                   450                  550                             1,000

TOTAL PAYABLE    4,300