Re: Online Law School
Posted by passer on 7/13/09
I went to NWCU and recently passed the bar on the first try.
I think it's a great way to get a law license if you are
self-motivated. You get more than what you pay for as far as
instruction, because the tuition is only around 3k/year. The
other side of that coin is that the quality of instruction is
not great. I thought the assignments were inefficient in
terms of learning the material. Still, overall I thought it
was a great value and I am very grateful to them for existing.
On 7/12/09, Barb in Georgia wrote:
> Okay... I am in my 40's and have been considering law
> school for a long time (20 years). I took LSAT 4 years ago
> and did horribly. I have been in the legal profession
> (paralegal) for 18 years. My Bachelor's Degree GPA is 3.69.
> However, because of the low LSAT, I could not get into
> either of the 2 law schools in Georgia that have evening
> programs. One of them, John Marshall, even lost its ABA
> So now I am researching the online law schools. I know I
> cannot sit for the Bar in Georgia if I go to an online law
> school but I am a CA native and may go back.
> So, what I have found is that Concord will cost me $40,000
> by the time I am done. Their percentages look pathetic.
> They come across as some great online law school, but their
> numbers say differently. I mean, they have the same status
> as any other correspondence law school. What am I getting
> for $40,000?
> I had looked into California School of Law, but they just
> started in 2007 so they don't have a Bar pass rate and what
> happens if they don't get another 5 year renewal. They are
> $6,000 a year but what I like about them is that you have
> to attend online class 2 nights a week for 3 hours. At
> least you get some classroom instruction without having to
> go to an actual class.
> I am considering NWCU because of price and the fact they
> have been around a while.
> I finished my BS degree online and I am working on my
> Masters in Law and Public Policy online (both at
> accreddited colleges) but it just doesn't make sense to
> rack up the debt for a Master's Degree when I know it is a
> law deree I want and I can do that without racking up debt.
> I do not work full-time so I have the time to spend
> studying, I just want to know which online school would be
> money well spent.
Posts on this thread, including this one
- Online Law School, 7/12/09, by Barb in Georgia.
- Re: Online Law School, 7/12/09, by Jack.
- Re: Online Law School, 7/13/09, by Marky Mark.
- Re: Online Law School, 7/13/09, by Legalette.
- Re: Online Law School, 7/13/09, by Pierre.
- Re: Online Law School, 7/13/09, by passer.