Online Law Degree: Viable Option or Utopian Dream?
By Daniel June
The prospect of an online law school seems charming: you wouldn't have to relocate to a law school, you'd save heaps over the more than $100,000 typical law schools tuition, and you could come to "class" in your pajamas. Nevertheless, though this industry is booming in other fields, it runs into a unique set of problems with potential JDs.
Accreditation is the big thing. Not a single Online J.D. program is accredited, and what this means is that you have almost no other choice but to take the California bar exam, as California is the only state that allows correspondence grads to sit in on the exam. Getting any other state to let you sit in would be tricky or maybe even impossible. Once you've passed the California Bar, some states will then let you take their own bar, but others won't. You might have to practice law in California for a few years before you are licensed to transfer. So the entire advantage of correspondence school being "convenient" is made terribly inconvenient by the ABA.
What's worse, you might lose out on the Socratic teaching method that has been such an important part of legal teaching. There are two kinds of online classes, Asynchronous and Synchronous. Asynchronous means that you and your professor are accessing the web at different times; it gives you the advantage of showing up to "class" whenever you feel like it. But then you won't have the professor student interaction that you would with synchronous technology. After all, law is much more than passing the Bar. You have to do more than hack at a computer all night: you have to negotiate with judges, lawyers, and clients; it is unclear how internet junkies will learn how to network and make connections with real life people -- the kind they would be working for -- if they are sitting in a dark room at home listening to techno while sitting in "class."
Nevertheless, Donna Skibbe is optimistic. She is a spokesperson for Concord Law School of Kaplan University, the largest online law school, founded in 1998 with its first graduating class in 2003. She says "We live in a world where technology has become increasingly entrenched in corporate and social environments. More and more traditional law schools are providing online offerings to meet student demand. So, we believe that our innovative approach to legal education will one day be the norm, rather than the exception." It sounds hopeful, but then again, she's selling something.
The fact is the field is uber-competetive right now, and the JD whose transcripts come from an online university will stand out -- in the wrong way. Employers may share the sentiment of Donald Polden, dean of the Santa Clara University School of Law. "There's growing comfort with [online education] as a useful of offering a part of the law school curriculum. [But] for a high quality program, you have to have students together because of much of learning happens in that interaction in the classroom space."
This Chanel classic quilted flap bags is
derived from the Chanel 2.55 firstly designed
by Coco Chanel in 1955 and won the hearts of
thousands of hundreds of women, and is added
many new factors by Karl Lagerfeld which give
full play of the coach outlet charming
of the bag.This classic quilted flap bag in
Chanel Spring Summer 09 Pre-collection is
just as much an It http://www.coachpurseoutletss.com bag as the Chanel 2.55 bag always
was. The bag is made from fine quilted supple
lambskin with interlaced leather chain.
Therefore, you can http://www.louisvuittononlineshope.
com length the shoulder strap
to carry it one long shoulder strap. It is
the gold shinning CC clasp, the Valentine's
Day charms and the tender pink color that add
the most intrigue to the bag. Except for its
coach factory outlet
appealing outlook, the bag is also
functional: with open pocket on the back,
lipstick holder and zip pocket under the flap
louis vuitton Bags
outlet a 2-card slot pocket as
well as a long patch pocket; with a size of
19*13*7cm, the bag is smart coach factory outlet online
All in all, I like the bag very much for
not only its timeless style but also for the
romantic feeling it brings. Actually, in
coach purse outlet to
understand Coco Chanel and her fashion, I
watched the movie under her name again. coach purse outlet A 3
hour long film is more like a fashion lesson.
What Coco brings to fashion was a feeling of
comfort, casual and strength. This
originality is also embodied in this bag,
because its interlaced leather chain is to
give freedom to women's hands as well as
their body. Coco really knew what women want.
Ooh la la... The Chanel classic quilted
handbag is true Parisian chic, it just oozes
class and sophistication and no matter what
the current trends are, has a classic
timeless design that has lived through many a
fashion era. There's something about that
soft stitched leather and gold metal chain
that has created a signature style icon for
women all over louis vuitton bags
outlet the world.
Timberland are atmosphere mens
, and that is more plus
more well-known for mens environment. The
ideal of gentlemen cheep
positioned to offer men
good enough speace to demonstrate their vogue
brain. Mirrored in summer time models of
leisure portion or winter months heat kinds,
rland boots online
often research for
stability position to content customers'
demand. However, neat line incorporate into
manner model collide out attractive
Timberland boots at present. But review with
Ugg women of all ages boots, timbe
rland boots sale
gals models need far
more agreenment of vogue level.
The C levels of the ghost is indeed very
difficult, at least Cui Xinming himself had
not enough confidence to soothe her can full
She and the other ghosts, just appeared in
Q City, is directly attached to a small
building, not in the night wandering, find
their prey.The only thing she kills people,
that's the one small building discount coach purses
Her breath mask is very good, if Cui
Xinming is not in the vicinity of the old
coach outlet about this
strange thing, even can not find her!Cui
Xinming is also passed through a check, to
determine the existence of her -- this is a
horror legend is common red ghost, coach purse outlet but also
the most vicious hanged ghosts!
"The woman miserably, seems to be heard on
their wedding night, her husband strangled
alive, is to defraud the insurance!Oh, her
husband, is that the small building
owners.But the police investigation for so
long, also did not discover coach factory outlet
online her husband.They have an
alibi!"At that time, the old man is on the
Cui Xinming said: "she now is back for
revenge!Good and evil will be
reported......Is not reported,
coach factory not the
"This country from the escaped ghosts, and
the real world?"After listening to the words
of Cui Xinming, Chen Tao's brow wrinkled, in
this case, it was the first time that he
encountered.In reality, people do have souls,
but once the death, all disappear, do not
know to what place.
"An Laanla, she has not."!Anyway, the
captain you 'that coach outlet online
thing', put her away."Cui Xinming said to
Chen Tao: "before those purely in order to
try to complete the information, the old man
coach outlet store
online told me, is not
necessarily the right!How can there be so
clever things, coach factory outlet online
staged devils revenge?Not grudge."
Let's go. It's getting late.Indeed, now
have twelve points, which is the legendary
ghosts was rampant, and the strongest period
of time, if not Chen Tao their two art talent
coach outlet usa bold,
have enough confidence, really can not at
this time out the ghosts.
Due to dead people, small building has
been blocked by the police, Cui Xinming
didn't coach outlet know
where to get
Dark eyes, for example, work well with
dramatic black shop
or rich shades like
bronze.If you have a bit of weight to
conceal, don't feel you have to settle for a
black dress to look slimmer. While people
assert that black is "slimming," it isn't
always the case. What's more important is the
cut of your dress and how it is designed to
emphasize your best features. If you are
wearing a plus size shop for
, don't be afraid to
choose a bold color that complements your
skin or eyes.Ask a friend or relative to help
with a color test. Let a critical eye judge
which colors look best on you and transfer
that to the dress
choice.Regardless of your hair or eye color,
if you are pale or dark-skinned, there is a
color out there that matches your look.