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Here is a link to "Lawyertv" on you tube of some sampling of Scottish courts and oral presentation

Well, I just found another new online law school in the UK - Robert Gordon University/Aberdeen Business School.  Looks like they just started offering the LLB program online and reasonably priced at approximately $3900.00 per year.  You will need a Bachelor's Degree in specific majors as a pre-requisite.  I like their assessment of course work a little better than the Univ. of London and Northumbria.  They are also flexible as to what pace you want to study, their website says 2 to 4 years for completion. 

Remember, the reason why I post these non-USA schools is because you can qualify to take the Bar exam in some of the States in the USA if you have a qualified law degree from another Common Law country.  You can check out the other post for the link on Bar Exam requirements that passaroa25 posted titled "Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements."  Ok, here is the link

I recently read that Northumbria is the largest law school in Northeast England and has a good reputation for distance law school education.

Online Law Schools / Re: Online Law School
« on: July 08, 2011, 01:01:14 AM »
You need to read through the other posted topics in this section to get familiar with online law schools as there is plenty of information for you here!  No, you cannot take the General Bar after one year of instruction, but you can take the Baby Bar which is required by the California Bar for online and distance learning students.  My advice to you is to read through the other postings in this section, and there is also a link to the California Bar website where you can get more accurate information.  Keep asking questions, there is a good amount of help here!

Hi Everybody,

There was an interesting article written by the National Inflation Association regarding the cost of college education.  They give a good perspective on how colleges have hyper-inflated tuition etc...  Most of us have read, heard, or argued about the cost of a legal education these days.  We on this forum have promoted and encouraged online/distance learning methods in particular.  I personally believe that distance/online learning law schools are better in cost, content, and methodology.  I have a business background, and I have most of the time advised younger students, even my own children (I have eight), that colleges are businesses that exist at your expense, and now also have some sort of agenda/ideology attached.

If you are still in the brick and mortar mode of thinking in regards to a law school education, please read this article and read what others have posted regarding post law school employment and income statistics.

Read the full article here

Another reason I would not recommend the University of London is because they do teach Sharia Law, and I am more adamant about not supporting that now than I was in the past.  I don't know how many times England will shoot themselves in their feet, because many terrorists were being harbored in England due to their previous lax policy on immigration.  To offer Sharia Law is like committing societal suicide.  I don't think Northumbria offers Sharia law, but I'm not absolutely sure.

I thought it was very interesting that the University of Liverpool (England), does not require a JD or LLB to enter their LLM program.  I talked to a representative for the program, and she told me that a four year degree is required with a certain amount of work experience.  You can check them out at this link

The cost from what I understand for the full LLM program is around $21,000 and takes two to two and half years to complete online.  You can also contact Allison Yau for more information at 877-256-1937, ext. 7214.

Hi Fellow Online/Distance Law Students and Grads,

Read an excerpt from Calbar newsletter i.e. "ejournal" regarding a lawsuit brought against Thomas Jefferson School of Law (below in quotations).  For me it reiterates the fact that traditional brick & mortar law school tuition rates are ridiculously high and many students get into a lot of debt and false hopes in return.  The online/distance law school mode is revolutionizing legal education back to reasonableness  in cost, content, and teaching methods. 

"Anna Alaburda has brought the ivory tower discussion about law school transparency to the real world. More and more institutions and people -- the ABA, U.S. News & World Report, Sen. Barbara Boxer -- have spoken about the need for more detailed figures from law schools regarding the employment records of their graduates. But Alaburda, a 2008 honors graduate of Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego who passed the bar and can't find a job, has filed suit against her alma mater."

Here's the link for the full article

(See: And, my final project for Mid-Atlantic will be a hornbook on domestic violence in California.   Studying at Mid-Atlantic gives me the structure that I need to keep going.    I also intend to get my foot in the door by passing the Certified Legal Assistant exam in 2012.

Can you give me your link again, for some reason the link you gave supra did not work for me.  Can you please elaborate on what you meant by "getting your foot in the door by passing the CLA exam in 2012," i.e. what door are you talking about?

The school looks good, but what about having to memorize two justice systems to take a state's bar exam?

Remember, most of our common law came from England.  The experience I had at the University of London was very thorough, from the history of the legal system in England, the different levels of courts and how they work, and lots of free legal references online, to how to argue your case with practical wisdom.  The problems I had with their program were the requirements to memorize case citings verbatum (aside from knowing the case content) and only one exam at the end of the year (i.e. no homework, midterms, or other assessments) to decide your fate for the year - ridiculous!  The grading of the exams were very subjective where the essay required the student to express a lot of his or her own opinion, but the grader grades your opinion???

I also could only use a registered US college (registered with U of L) to go take my exams, over two hours driving one way, not very convenient as there are attorneys, judges, and other colleges nearby that could have been used for proctors.  Maybe I'm whining too much because I put a lot of time into the studies only to walk away at the end of the year with failing marks, which U of L has some expectation of those results and that's why they allow you to keep extending, but only to go through the same system again the following year!  I suggested taking a look at Northumbria, because they may be different in their approach to legal education.  By the way, the costs for either college is very, very, reasonable, about $2800 US dollars per year.

You get a good taste of the European Convention on Human Rights, which is the "constitution like" document for all of their member countries, which has helped their citizens protect their freedoms similar to our constitution but not as Christian based as our US Constitution.  Remember I posted a link on my other topic I started "Helpful Online Law Learning Resources - Free!," which takes you to the European Court of Human Rights website, with video recorded cases you can watch oral arguments.  It's good exposure for any serious student of law to see what another large free world justice system is doing.

From what I have read (you can google it or look at what you posted), most of the U of L graduates take an LLM program here in the USA before sitting for the Bar, but they don't have to in some states, as long as your LLB from a common law country qualified you to become a lawyer in that respective country.  I would say that a Bar Exam Prep Course would suffice for those LLB graduates from UK/England and similar common law countries.

It would be nice to see responses from students that actually were successful at U of L, Northumbria, or any other foreign online law program!

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