Law Grads Online, Bar None
from the here's-your-degree,-you-can't-practice-anywhere dept
The first class from an all-online law school is about to graduate. For four years, the inaugural class of Concord Law School have been watching professors over streaming video, debating legal points in chat rooms, and taking tests online. Now, they're graduating, but the school still isn't accredited, so they may not be able to do much with the degree. Both the American Bar Association and the California Bar Association saying that the students couldn't possibly learn the law online. However, the students will be taking the California bar exam next year - and it will be very interesting to see how well they do. Many of the students are apparently using the legal knowledge they've gained to help them with existing jobs, rather than to move into a new career as a lawyer.