Law Under An Evening Sky
Just a few decades ago, if working spouses or parents wanted to attend law school, their choices would be limited to attending a school with a traditional morning-afternoon schedule. Also, unless they lived in a large urban area or college town with a law school, commuting was not an option. Thus, many prospective students, especially those in smaller remote locations such as the Inland Empire and Coachella Valley, would have to quit their jobs and travel or temporarily move just to attend law school. But times have changed, and there are now options for prospective law students all over America, even in the Inland Empire and Coachella Valley.
While most undergraduate universities have offered night classes for many years, law schools have observed a rigid morning/afternoon academic class schedule patterned according to the traditional school day. As a trendsetting educational institution, the California Desert Trial Academy, located in Indio, offers legal education during the evening, thus permitting those whose schedules would not permit otherwise, the opportunity to become a lawyer and attorney-advocate.
Because of regular work and family-related responsibilities, some people do not have the time to pursue a legal education. Many of these students have long wished for an academic program designed specifically for them. A program that enables them to study at their own pace according to their own schedule.
The CDTA schedules weekday classes from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., thus, allowing working students to attend each class with little or no interference with their daily responsibilities. If students still miss a class, CDTA’s extensive online resources contain a complete class archive that is available to students 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Many CDTA students work long 40-plus hour work weeks that don’t allow adequate time for study. Others are stay-at-home caregivers who still wish to pursue academic and professional goals. CDTA affords them the opportunity to study at night, earn a professional degree, and become an attorney-advocate.
This approach to higher learning represents a profound change from attending class at one pre-designated time and accessing learning materials that are only available for one or two hours a day, a few days a week. In the digital age, access is contemporaneous rather than first-come first-served.
The CDTA approach to legal education is for people who need to study at their own pace according to their own schedule. CDTA tries to provide important curriculum-based activities according to a schedule that considers the responsibilities of job and family.
Workers and caregivers use the California Desert Trial Academy’s schedule to access a thorough study of California Bar test subject areas. The CDTA supplements traditional law school curriculum with both hard and soft skills, as well as the values and historical perspective that equip students to be lawyers on the day that they graduate from the CDTA. Students can achieve this without having to deviate from their normal, daily schedules to attend class. They may do so “under an evening sky” at the CDTA.
The California Desert Trial Academy meets the needs of modern law students. Those who are looking for a different approach to legal education need not look any further than the CDTA. Our four-year Juris doctorate program allows working adults of the Coachella Valley the opportunity to obtain an excellent, well-rounded legal education. Call us today at (760) 342-0900 or find out more online here.