Finding the best online law schools is difficult with all the misinformation on the web. We previously compared the options of attending a traditional law school vs. an online law school. Now let’s consider how to approach online law schools when deciding which one is best for you.
Which online law schools are the best? Which online law schools are ranked highest? These are loaded questions. Not everyone will agree with the answers. But lets try to tackle these questions.
Before answering which online law school is best, there is a bigger issue. What does “best” mean? Asking about the “best online law school” raises a number of questions:
- Best online law school for whom?
- Best online law school in what ways?
- Best online law school measured by what standards?
- Is there a best online law school?
Best Traditional Law School Rankings
These are the same questions being raised by deans of traditional law schools that are ranked each year. Many law school deans disagree with ranking systems because the ranking attempts to suggest which law school is best using a set of criteria. Law school deans argue that law school students are different, law school students’ needs are different, law school students’ goals are different, and these differences mean that no single law school will best address the unique characteristics of each and every law student.
Online Law School Evaluations
The same arguments hold true for online law schools. But where does that leave potential law students who are evaluating online law schools? Law schools teach law students to (1) judge, (2) be critical thinkers, (3) balance multiple factors, and (4) weigh inferior and superior options. Even a good consumer knows that before spending $100,000 or more on an education, the consumer should compare options.
Thus, we can conclude that (1) prospective online law students need information comparing online law schools, but (2) an all-encompassing rating system that determines the “best online law school” for every student is over-reaching at best.
Best Online Law School Factors
To determine which online law school is best for you, I will be examining, comparing, and discussing attributes of the various online law schools. The important factors will be examined. Are there certain online law schools that you want to know about more than others? Are certain factors in selecting an online law school more important to you than other factors? If you have suggestions, please leave a comment here. I would be glad to focus on the online law schools that you are interested in hopes of helping you and similarily interested students figure out which online law school is “best.”
Best Online Law School for You
The best online law school for you may not be the best online law school for someone else. Rather, the best online law school will be the online law school that matches your needs, interests, and goals.
NOTE: If you are a student at an online law school, or if you have some useful information for students selecting an online law school, please don’t hesitate to share that information as a Comment here.