What Are Some Well-Known Online Law Schools?

Although no online law school is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA), students can still earn law degrees online. However, those choosing this route may not be eligible for state bar exams. Here are some of the well-known online law schools. Schools offering Juris Doctor degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Online Law Schools Overview

According to the ABA's ABA Standards for Approval of Law Schools 2013-2014, ABA-accredited law schools are limited in the number of credits they can offer to students via online study. These policies also limit the number of online credits that can be counted toward earning the Juris Doctor (JD) degree.

In addition, the ABA website notes that each state sets its own criteria regarding what preparation is needed to sit for its bar exam. Therefore, aspiring lawyers are encouraged to check with the state board of bar examiner or the state bar association in the state or states where she or he plans to practice to verify that an online law degree meets those standards.

Important Facts About Online Law Schools

Prerequisites Bachelor's degree and LSAT score
Concentrations Law and technology, criminal justice, innovation protection
Possible Careers Mediator, entrepreneur, professor, journalist, public interest advocate
Continuing Education Licensure awarded by each state; requirements available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners

Taft Law School

As a private postsecondary educational institution, Taft Law School provides online courses for students interested in pursuing law degrees. Taft Law School offers independent study and telecommunication courses for students interested in a law career. The degree programs can be completed online at the students' pace. All of the class discussions and assignments are completed online and transmitted electronically. Some of the courses that Taft Law School offers include administrative law, civil procedure, contracts and constitutional law, leading to the following degrees:

  • Juris Doctor-Attorney Track
  • Juris Doctor-Executive Track
  • Master of Laws with concentration in Taxation
  • Master of Laws with concentration in American Jurisprudence
  • Bachelor of Science in Law

Concord Law School

Concord Law School offers two online law programs that students can complete in three or four years on a part-time basis. The core curriculum centers on bar courses that teach legal techniques and methods. Students receive feedback from and interact with classmates and professors through interactive online courses. Students in the Executive Juris Doctor program can choose specific courses that suit their own needs to increase their knowledge and develop their skills. Concord Law School offers degree programs for:

  • Juris Doctor
  • Executive Juris Doctor
  • Small Business Practice LLM

California School of Law

The California School of Law provides students with online courses and live interactive classrooms where they can talk to the professor and other classmates. The Juris Doctor program includes courses such as torts, contracts, criminal law, legal methods and legal research and writing. California School of Law teaches in the Socratic Method where students are assigned cases and then discussed during class sessions.

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