The Advantages of Attending Law School Online
Distance learning has been growing in popularity for decades now; in fact, millions of students in the US today are taking at least one course online—often in tandem with conventional college courses too. And while standard campuses may eschew the online classroom and continue to sell students on the virtues of being at school in person, growing numbers of courses are offered virtually. Distance learning allows students of any age added flexibility in schedule along with the simple economics of not having to commute (or even change out of pajamas for that matter!), not having to worry about childcare, and not having to worry about navigating an actual college campus or eat out for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
A recent study shows that students are continuing to explore online education, even when the economy has not been consistently thriving:
“No matter how much we think that there might be something slowing it down, it hasn’t happened,” says Jeff Seaman, co-director of the Babson Survey Research Group and a co-author of the study.
Enrollment continues to be on an upward trend, with private non-profit universities rising by 4.5 percent this year. Convenience is a major factor.
“The anytime, anywhere piece – they like that, at least for a portion of what they’re doing,” Seaman says. “The second reason tended to be scheduling; it made it possible to do the right courses to get your degree that you could not necessarily do – or do conveniently – if you were taking all on-ground courses.”
Law schools continue to grow in online popularity too, especially as more and more students in the US choose legal professions. And while there are a variety of different law degrees to choose from, for those seeking to become lawyers, a J.D. (Juris Doctorate) is required. Today, only California, Maine, Minnesota, and New Mexico recognize online law schools and allow their students to go on to take the bar, but as popularity grows, other states may also become more progressive.
As with other online and distance and learning programs, students are allowed much more flexibility in working from home; campuses such as the California Desert Trial Academy College of Law also offer the advantage of live streams for class, along with the opportunity to come to the school for Saturday writing workshops, meet with other students for support, and also attend weekly luncheons with students, attorneys, and judicial officers. Many of these programs are substantially more affordable also.
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