Online Law School - How to use degree after graduation

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Samara
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Re: Online Law School - How to use degree after graduation

Postby Samara » Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:12 am

wannabelaw wrote:
apollo2015 wrote:Wannabelaw, have you considered the California State Bar Law Office Study Program? Rather than studying at a law school you would study under a lawyer instead. Studying under your attorney sister's guidance could save you the 30k tuition that you would have otherwise spent on the online law school.

Since you would not be planning on getting much prestige out of going to an online school anyway, you might as well skip the official school portion entirely.



Would I receive a certificate/degree at the end of the program?

What difference does it make if you're going to practice in your sister's firm?

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Re: Online Law School - How to use degree after graduation

Postby apollo2015 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:29 pm

wannabelaw wrote:
apollo2015 wrote:Wannabelaw, have you considered the California State Bar Law Office Study Program? Rather than studying at a law school you would study under a lawyer instead. Studying under your attorney sister's guidance could save you the 30k tuition that you would have otherwise spent on the online law school.

Since you would not be planning on getting much prestige out of going to an online school anyway, you might as well skip the official school portion entirely.



Would I receive a certificate/degree at the end of the program?


No. The path that you are proposing to take is one based upon developing your legal skills without prestige. If you are serious about doing this, then you need to be comfortable in the knowledge that your success will entirely be upon you. A TTTTTT degree will not help you.

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Re: Online Law School - How to use degree after graduation

Postby romothesavior » Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:57 am

This sounds like a terrible idea.

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Re: Online Law School - How to use degree after graduation

Postby rayiner » Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:47 am

wannabelaw wrote:
apollo2015 wrote:Wannabelaw, have you considered the California State Bar Law Office Study Program? Rather than studying at a law school you would study under a lawyer instead. Studying under your attorney sister's guidance could save you the 30k tuition that you would have otherwise spent on the online law school.

Since you would not be planning on getting much prestige out of going to an online school anyway, you might as well skip the official school portion entirely.



Would I receive a certificate/degree at the end of the program?


You'll be eligible to sit for the CA bar, which is the only thing an online law degree will buy you. Indeed, given the stigma of an online law degree, it's probably better to not have the degree.




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