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Thinking about attending an online lawschool? Any advice? Any things to consider?Have anyone here attended an online lawschool?

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Thinking about attending an online lawschool? Any advice? Have anyone here attended an online lawschool?

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I am a big proponent of online/non-traditional education (I received by BS through home study) but I don't think online law schools are the best way to go. Law school is not like other courses of study where you just pass on information (which would be suitable for online), it's a way of thinking....and I think that is a skill better acquired in person.

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I've heard of on-line colleges but not law schools. Is it accredited? How does the job market view it? That is a major question to ask. How do its graduates do job wise?

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I had a number of friends in undergrad who debated whether it was better to be a big fish in a small pond (go to a small law school with lesser reputation and do extremely well) or a small fish in a big pond (go to big school with better reputation and struggle to compete). I am not sure which, if any, pond you would be in by attending on line. Plus, what is the job placement, what employers would seek you out, if you are planning on being a solo practioner, who will mentor you. Iron sharpens iron.
Would you trust your car to an on-line mechanic, a school bus to an on-line driver, your kitchen to an on-lime plumber. How about your heart to an on-line doctor, or your mind and sanity to an on-line psychologist.

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