Should I Get an Online Law School Degree? 我应该得到一个在线法学院的学位呢?

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Update: Here are some additional resources on online law schools and online law degrees . 更新:这里有一些额外资源,对网上法律学校网上法律学位课程

Have you ever wondered whether online law schools are scams?你想知道是否在线法律学校是骗局? To date, the American Bar Association has not approved any online law schools.迄今为止, 美国律师协会没有批准任何在线法律学校。 Recently, advertisements on Law Student have included Google ads for online law degrees.最近,广告, 法律系学生 ,包括Google广告在线法律学位课程。 We can’t easily prevent these ads, but we can evaluate them.我们不能轻易地防止这些广告,但我们能够评估他们。

What is wrong with online law degrees and online law schools? 有什么不对网上法律学位课程和在线法律学校?
Google ads promote Concord Law School , California School of Law , and The Novus University . Google广告,促进和谐法学院加利福尼亚州法律学院以及新闻大学 Many other online law schools exist, such as the William Howard Taft University and the Oak Brook College of Law and Government Policy .许多其他在线法律学校存在,如威廉霍华德塔夫脱大学橡树布鲁克大学的法律和政府的政策

The problem is these online law schools are not approved by the American Bar Association , and as a result, very few states will allow graduates of these schools to take the bar exam required to become a licensed attorney in that state.问题是,这些网上法律学校是不获批准,由美国律师协会 ,和作为一个结果,极少数国家将允许毕业生,这些学校采取律师考试须成为持牌律政司在该国。 In other words, students can get online law degrees, but they can’t practice law in most states.在其他换句话说,学生可以得到网上法律学位,但他们不能实践法在大多数国家。

California is the Exception for Online Law School Admission 加州是个例外在线法学院入学
California is one state with an exception.加利福尼亚州是一个国家与一个例外。 California does not require students to have degrees from an ABA approved law school before taking the California bar exam.加利福尼亚州并不要求学生有度,从一阿坝批准的法学院,然后才采取加利福尼亚州律师考试。 However, passing the California Bar Exam is very difficult.然而,加利福尼亚州通过律师考试是非常困难的。 And statistically, students from law schools not approved by the ABA fail the California Bar Exam more often than other students.和统计,学生从法律学校不获批准,由阿坝不合格的加州律师考试,往往比其他学生。

Other California Challenges: Passing the Bar and Getting a Job 其他加州的挑战:通过大律师公会和找工作
Once students from a law school not approved by the ABA pass the California Bar Exam, they have other problems.一旦学生从法学院不获批准,由阿坝通过加利福尼亚州律师考试,他们还有其他的问题。

First, these students can generally only practice in California, but some states make exceptions after the student practices law in California for a few years.首先,这些学生可以普遍的做法,只有在加利福尼亚州,但一些国家作出例外后,学生的做法在加利福尼亚州的法律为几年。

The next challenge is getting a job.未来面临的挑战是找工作。 Students from a law school not approved by the ABA will automatically be categorized as less qualified than other law school graduates, which is especially a problem in a tough job market with many law students seeking legal jobs.学生从法学院不获批准,由阿坝将自动被归类为合格的少,比其他法律学校的毕业生,这是一个问题,尤其是在一个艰难的就业市场,与许多法律系学生寻求法律的工作。

Deception of Online Law Schools and Students’ Reliance on the Deception 欺骗的在线法律学校和学生的'依赖于欺骗
The problem with online law schools is they advertise themselves using terms like “ accredited ,” “recognized,” or “ registered with the State Bar of California .” This misleads prospective students into believing an online law degree has the same credentials and standing as a law degree from an ABA approved law school.问题在线法律学校,是他们宣传自己使用的条款,例如“ 认可 ” , “承认”或“ 注册与国家的大律师,加州 ” ,这误导学生,以为一个在线法律学位,具有相同的全权证书和常委会作为法律学位,从阿坝批准的法学院。 In reliance on this, students invest thousands of dollars and years of their lives only to experience great disappointment upon realizing the limitations of an online law degree.在依赖于这一点,学生的投资数千美元和年他们的生活,只有经验非常失望后,实现的局限性,网上法律学位。

On the Other Hand 在另一方面,
Of course, there are students who realize the limitations of an online law degree.当然,有学生谁认识的局限性,网上法律学位。 Also, some students wouldn’t be able to get any law degree if they couldn’t get an online law degree.此外,有些学生将无法获得任何法律学位,如果他们无法得到一个网上法律学位。 Further, students may not want to practice law, so they don’t care about not being able to take the Bar Exam.此外,学生可能不希望以法律的做法,所以他们不关心不能够采取律师考试。 Finally, some students of these schools are happy with their online law degree.最后,有些学生在这些学校很乐意与他们的在线法律学位。

While all these things may be true, two concerns remain:而所有这些事情也许是真的,两个仍然令人担忧:

  1. Most students seeking online law degrees probably don’t know how limited their degree is, and they don’t know the challenges they face.大多数学生寻求网上法律学位课程,可能不知道如何有限,他们的学位是,他们不知道它们所面临的挑战。
  2. Even if students know the limitations of an online law degree and don’t intend to practice law, they may change their mind about this after it’s too late.即使学生知道的局限性,网上法律学位和不打算在实践中的法律,他们可能会改变主意,关于此之后,它的为时已晚。 They will have spent thousands of dollars and years of their lives on a degree that fails to allow them to practice in the exact area they have been trained.他们将已用了数千美元和年他们的生活就一定程度上不能让他们在实践中的具体领域,他们已接受训练。

Conclusion: Enroll in Online Law Schools with ALL the Facts 结论:在网上报名参加法律学校的全部事实

I have no axe to grind with online law schools.我没有斧头磨与网上法律学校。 But people considering an online law degree deserve to enroll with their eyes wide open.但是,人们考虑的一个在线法律学位,值得参加与他们瞪大眼睛。 Online law schools should not mislead students into thinking their law degree is equivalent to a law degree from an ABA approved law school.在线法律学校不应误导学生,以为他们的法律学位,相当于法律学位,从阿坝批准的法学院。

This article is one of a series of online law school articles. 此文章是一了一系列的在线法学院的文章。 Read the series here: online law school . 经过一系列的位置: 在线法学院

For more information, visit our Online Law Schools section or this website: Law School Online . 如需详细资讯,请访问我们的在线法律学校节或本网站: 法学院在线


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  3. Shaphan Says: 沙番说:

    What about STETSON university in Florida?什么史泰特森大学在佛罗里达州的呢? It is ABA accredited and it is online as well…right?这是ABA的认可,这是在线以及…对不对? Have I been duped into hope?我被欺骗到没有希望了吗?

  4. Law School Editor Says: 法学院编辑说:

    It appears that Stetson has an online LL.M.看来,史泰特森有一个在线法学硕士 program. See www.stetson.edu/administration/marcom/media/spring07/law.pdf. However, I don’t believe LL.M.程序。 www.stetson.edu/administration/marcom/media/spring07/law.pdf 。不过,我不相信法学硕士 programs are regulated under ABA’s JD approval standards.程序的规管下,阿坝的联合声明批准的标准。 Most states require a JD degree from an ABA approved law school to practice law in that state.大多数国家需要一个联合声明的程度从一阿坝批准法学院实践的法律在该国。

  5. Lou Says: 说:

    Thanks-informative and concise.感谢-翔实和简洁。 I appreciate the info.我很欣赏信息。

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