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Advantages of Online Law Degrees

If you have dreams of being the next Perry Mason then you will need a law degree from an accredited college or university. The problem with most people is that earning a degree in law requires a lot of time that your family may get in the way of. Besides the time requirements that may get in your way, there is also a massive financial requirement from you to just take the courses needed. There is however a silver lining to this rather dark cloud, it is called an online law degree. There are many advantages to getting your law degrees online.

The first obvious advantage to having a degree from an online school, is the fact of having more at home time with your family. For anyone who has made the attempt to do any kind of degree program at a college they know the amount of time that can be taken away from their keeping up a household. Now there are a couple of paths that you can take in obtaining credits for a law degree. The first is what is called the "bar track," this is where you will enroll in a four program that on completion will enable you to take your states bar exam. If on the other hand you do not plan of becoming a lawyer then you can take the other track that will still give you all the knowledge only in three years and you will not be able to take the bar exam in your state or any others as well.

The next thing that needs to be looked at when getting an online law degree is the cost. Law school is never cheap, however with an online law degree you can save some money because you won't have to pay for such things as room and board or buy into a meal plan. Obtaining your law degree from a distance just makes good financial sense, as in these troubled times people are looking for any way to save money that they can find.

One of the most important things that you need to ensure is that the online law degree program that you are going after needs to be accredited by the American Bar Association, without this accreditation you may find yourself after spending four years of your time and money that you have a law degree that is completely useless to you if you want to practice law.

In the end you just need to weigh the pros and cons of distance learning, I for one am a big supporter of these distance learning classes as they most times fit into you hectic schedule. You will need to determine if you want to pursue your degree on campus or if you would prefer an online law degree. I hope this article has been of some use in helping you decide which method is right for you, who knows I might one day need your legal advice to get out of a speeding ticket.
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