Online Law Schools: Benefits and Disadvantages 网上法律学校:好处和坏处

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There is a growing interest in online law schools , so I’m going to write some articles to guide people considering attending a correspondence law school online.有越来越多的兴趣, 网上法律学校 ,因此,我会写一些文章,引导人们考虑参加函授法学院线上。 Fortunately, law school today provides a number of options.幸运的是,法学院今天提供多项选择。

The interest in online law school or correspondence law school options comes from people who want to attend law school but cannot due to restrictions in their lives.利息在网上法学院或函授法学院选项是来自那些想参加法学院的,但不能因为限制在他们的生活里。 These restrictions may be based on where a person must live, commitments at work, family responsibilities, or other aspects that prevent someone from doing the traditional law school route.这些限制可能是基于那里的人必须住,承诺在工作,家庭的责任,还是其他方面,防止有人从做传统法学院航线。 Online law schools present accreditation and other challenges, but also provide opportunities for some.网上法律学校,目前的评审及其他挑战,但也提供了机会,为一些。

Online Law School is Good for Some, but Not for Everyone在线法学院是好一些,但并不适合每一个人

This article seeks to be objective.这篇文章的目的,客观的分析。 I believe online law schools are good for some people, but not all.我相信网上法律学校是好的,对一些人,但不是全部。 I also believe you should understand both the benefits and consequences of attending an online law school before making the important decision of whether to enroll.我也相信你应该了解双方的好处和后果出席一个网上法学院,然后才作出的重要决定是否录取。

Benefits of Attending Law School Online or by Correspondence好处出席法学院在网上或通过信函

Law students who are enrolled in an online law school cite a number of benefits:法律系学生,他们是参加一个在线法学院举多项好处:

  • Cost . 成本 Online law schools generally cost less than traditional law schools网上法律学校普遍成本低于传统法律学校
  • Location . 位置 Online law schools provide flexibility in where law students are located网上法律学校,提供灵活而法律系的学生分别位于
  • Time . 时间 Online law schools allow scheduling flexibility so students can learn at the times that are best for them, and take breaks at their own discretion.网上法律学校,让调度的灵活性,使学生能在学习的时代,是最适合他们,并采取休息,在他们自己的决定权。

Negative Aspects of Online Law Schools正反两方面的在线法律学校

Law students who attend online law schools also face a number of difficulties:法律系学生,他们参加网上法律学校也面临许多困难,包括:

  • Becoming Licensed to Practice Law. Most states will not allow new graduates from online law schools to become licensed to practice law as an attorney. 成为持牌执业的规定。多数国家不会允许新的毕业生从网上法律学校成为持牌执业法律作为代理人。 This is because most states require a law student to have attended an ABA approved (accredited) law school, and currently no online law school has been approved by the ABA.这是因为大多数国家需要一个法律系学生已参加了ABA的批准(认可) ,法学院,目前还没有网上法学院已获批准,由阿坝。
  • Learning Experience. Online law schools cannot replicate the classroom discussion, face-to-face interaction with professors and students, and law student study groups that occur on traditional law school campuses. 学习经验。网上法律学校不能照搬课堂讨论,面对面的互动,与教授和学生,和法律系学生研究小组说,发生于传统国际法的校园。 This arguably results in a different or worse legal education.这个结果可以说是在一个不同的或更糟的法制教育。
  • Training Experience . 训练经验 Online law schools do not offer the same experience with extra-curricular activities like moot court or legal clinics.网上法律学校并不提供相同的经历与课外活动,如模拟法庭或法律诊所。 A legal clinic is a course, supervised by a law school professor, in which students do real legal work for clients of nonprofit, government agencies, or private law firms, including public defenders, prosecutors, or others.法律诊所是一个过程,由一名法学院教授,在学生做真正的法律工作,为客户的非营利机构,政府机构或私人律师事务所,包括公设辩护人,检察官,或其他人。
  • Jobs. Although every employer is different, many employers may not give a job applicant as much credit for having attended a online law school rather than a traditional law school. 工作,虽然每个雇主都不同,但很多雇主可能不会给予求职者,因为大部分功劳,因为出席一个网上法学院,而不是一个传统的法学院。 This may make job-hunting more difficult for graduates of online law schools.这可能使求职更困难的毕业生,在网上法律学校。

Who Should Attend an Online Law School?谁应该参加网上法学院?

Whether online law school is right for you obviously depends on your interests and plans.无论是在线法学院是正确的,你显然取决于你的兴趣和计划。 The decision might easily be made through a process of elimination.该决定可能会很容易就可以通过淘汰程序。

You should not attend an online law school if你不应该参加网上法学院,如果

  • you want to be an attorney in your state an your state requires graduation from an ABA approved law school你想成为一名律师,在贵国一个你的国家都需要毕业,从阿坝批准法学院
  • you want the traditional in-class law school learning experience你希望在传统的一流法学院学习经验
  • you want practical legal training experiences, moot courts, or legal volunteering opportunities not offered at online law schools你想切实可行的法律培训的经验,模拟法庭,法律或志愿服务的机会,不提供在线法律学校
  • you want the strongest resume, so employers will respect your law degree without questions regarding it being from an online law school你想要最强的恢复,所以雇主会尊重你的法律学位,如果没有问题,它正在从一个网上法学院

You should not attend a traditional law school if你不应该参加一个传统的法学院,如果

  • you cannot afford to attend a traditional law school你不能再参加一个传统法学院
  • you cannot live near the law school你不能住近法学院
  • you don’t have time to attend law school because you have a demanding full time job你没有时间去参加法学院的,因为你有一个要求全职工作

What Do You Want to Do After Law School?你有什么想做的事情后,法学院?

Whether to attend an online law school, or for that matter, whether to attend law school at all, really depends on what you want to do after law school.是否出席一个在线法学院,或者可以说,是否参加法学院的一切,真的要看你想做的事情后,法学院。 Law school is only a means to an end.法学院只是达到目的的一种手段。 If you don’t have an end in mind, it will be difficult to figure out the right means.如果您还没有结束,有鉴于此,将很难计算出正确的手段。 So first figure out what you want to do after law school, and then decide if law school, and in particular, online law school, is the best way to achieve your goal.所以第一个数字是什么,你想做的事情后,法学院,然后再决定是否法学院,尤其是在线法学院,是最好的方式,以实现你的目标。

Did I go to an online law school?当时我去一个在线法学院? No. I attended a traditional law school and am now licensed to practice law.号我参加了一个传统的法学院,并相信现在持牌执业的规定。 My state does not allow a law school graduate from a Non-ABA approved law school to become a licensed lawyer.我的国家不容许法学院毕业,从一个非阿坝批准法学院成为持牌律师。 So if I went to an online law school, I could not practice law in my state.所以,如果我去了一个在线法学院但是,我不能实践法,在我的国家。

However, I have a number of friends who attended online law school.不过,我有一些朋友参加网上法学院。 They went to school in California.他们来到学校,在加州。 Some are now practicing attorneys in California.有些正在修炼律师在加利福尼亚州。 One practices at a large international law firm, a job he got through pre-law school connections with a lead partner.其中一个做法,在一个庞大的国际律师事务所工作,他通过前法学院连接起带头作用的伙伴。 Other friends who graduated from online law schools went into other occupational areas, and some of them pursued other advanced degrees, like one who obtained his doctorate in divinity and became a pastor.其他朋友的人,毕业于网上法律学校进入其他职业领域,他们中的一些追求其他先进的程度,就像一个人获得了博士学位,成为神,成为一名牧师。

A number of my friends who attended an online law school did not realize how difficult it would be for them to get law jobs after graduating.我的一些朋友们出席一个在线法学院没有意识到它有多么艰难,将让他们得到法律的职位毕业后。 They have been frustrated with the fact they cannot immediately practice law in most states, and even in the states that allow them to practice law, the competition for law jobs in fierce.他们已与沮丧的事实,他们不能马上实践法在大多数国家,甚至在美国市场,让他们练习法,竞争法工作,在激烈的。 Unfortunately, law firms, which are filled with attorneys who graduated from traditional law schools, often prefer graduates from traditional law schools.不幸的是,律师事务所,这是充满了律师毕业于传统法律学校,往往宁愿毕业生,从传统的法律学校。 As a result, graduates from online law schools have much difficulty getting hired at a law firm unless they have their own connections.因此,毕业生从网上法律学校有很大的困难越来越聘请一家律师事务所,除非他们有自己的连接。

Conclusion: Carefully Consider Whether Online Law School is Best for You结论:审慎考虑是否在线法学院,是最适合你

The benefits and disadvantages of attending an online law school affect the law school educational experience and, more importantly, the career prospects for law school graduates.好处和坏处出席一个网上法学院的影响法学院的教育经验,更重要的是,职业前景法学院毕业生。 Because of the long-term ramifications of a decision of whether to attend an online law school, prospective law students should carefully consider their career interests and how the advantages and disadvantages of online law school would affect them.由于长期的影响决定是否出席一个在线法学院,准法律系学生应慎重考虑自己的职业兴趣,以及如何的利弊在线法学院会影响他们。

Attending law school by correspondence, which is generally done online, can be a great option for some.出席法学院函授,后者通常是做在线,可以是一个伟大的选择一些。 It provides a legal education at a lower cost and with greater flexibility, often for law students who could not attend law school if their only option was to attend a traditional law school.它提供了一个法律教育在一个较低的成本和更大的灵活性,而且往往是法律专业学生,他们无法参加法学院的,如果他们唯一的选择就是参加一个传统的法学院。

But attending an online law school can also be a bad option for others, especially those who attend an online law school without understanding (1) the role of ABA approval of law schools and (2) how attending an online law school could affect the ability to practice law as a lawyer in states that require ABA approved law school graduation.但参加一个在线法学院,也可以是一个坏的选择,其他人,尤其是那些参加一个网上法学院没有理解( 1 )的作用,阿坝审批的法律学校和( 2 )如何参加网上法学院,可能影响能力实践法作为一个律师,在需要的国家提供阿坝批准法学院毕业。

Best wishes on this important decision!最良好的祝愿在此重要的决定!

How About You?如何你呢?

Have you attended, or are you attending, an online law school?你是否已参加了,还是你出席,在线法学院? If so, your feedback or observations would be valuable.如果是的话,您的意见或意见将是有价值的。 Please tell readers of this post your thoughts on this topic or your experience by leaving a Reply/Comment below.请告诉读者这个职位你的想法就这个题目或你的经验所留下的答复/评论如下。

Are you considering attending an online law school?你是否考虑参加一个在线法学院? If you have questions, please feel free to leave a Reply/Comment below.如果您有任何疑问,请随时留下一个答复/评论如下。 I would be glad to address your question in a future article discussing various aspects of online law schools.我会很高兴,以解决你的问题,在今后的文章讨论各方面的在线法律学校。

This article is one of a series of online law school articles. 这篇文章是其中的一系列线上法学院文章。 Read the series here: online law school . 经过一系列的位置: 网上法学院 For more information, visit our Online Law Schools section or this website: Law School Online . 如需更多资讯,请访问我们的网上法律学校科或本网站: 法学院在线


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