dcsimg

Concord Law, America's First Virtual Law School

No more must potential law students send out a dozen lengthy and expensive law school applications and wait with bated breath for an opportunity to move across the country, uproot their families, give up their jobs and endure 80-hour weeks full of law classes, study groups and exams. Now, future lawyers need go no further than their computer to gain a fully accredited law degree and join the legal ranks. The South Florida Business Journal reports:

Distance education becomes instant learning. Concord Law School, created in 1998 as the country's first virtual law school, may rock the foundations of bricks and mortar legal education fortresses. Concord thinks it can radically change the way law is learned. Its strategy harkens back to the pre-bricks-and-mortar era, when the likes of Abe Lincoln and Huey Long of Louisiana "read the law." Only today, the reading and interaction is played out in cyberspace. Concord plans to extend legal education to all corners of the nation, and for that matter, the Earth. But it also continues to challenge the American Bar Association's traditional refusal to accredit distance-education schools. Even the ABA last month recognized the importance of high-tech distance learning in public statements. But it may be many years before it openly embraces Concord Law School. That, however, won't sideline Concord's first graduating class of Juris Doctors in November, at least a third of whom will be taking the California Bar exam in February.About two-thirds, however, are content knowing the law and applying it to their professions and businesses, the school's Los Angeles-based dean and founder Jack Goetz said. Besides the J.D. degree, Concord offers what it calls the Executive J.D. and L.L.M. in Health Law, tailored for those applying law in business, but who eschew entering private practice, Goetz said.

Whether students are interested in becoming lawyers or wish only to understand their legal rights and protect their business, online law schools are a great place to pick up a class or a degree. Concord Law School is currently featured at Online Degrees Today.com

Whether students are interested in becoming lawyers or wish only to understand their legal rights and protect their business, are a great place to pick up a class or a degree. is currently featured at Online Degrees Today.com

Related:
Criminal Justice Degree
Online Law Degree
Juris Doctorate, JD Degree


Refine School Matches
Hide filters
  • SUBJECT Clear All

    See More

  • DEGREE

    See More

  • PROGRAM TYPE

  • START TIME

    LOCATION
    Please enter valid US or Canada Zip.

Searching Searching ...

Matching School Ads
5 Program(s) Found
  • In Walden’s online PhD in Criminal Justice program, you’ll explore contemporary theory and practice as well as national and international issues in the administration of criminal justice.
  • Our PhD in Criminal Justice program gives you the opportunity to integrate scholarly research with your experience to create effective solutions to real-world problems.
  • Participate in four academic residencies designed to enhance both your development as a scholar-practitioner and your ability to effect positive social change.
  • Our program coursework focuses on criminal behavior theory along with technology, homeland security, and management skills applicable to the challenges facing the law enforcement community.
  • Online Courses
  • Financial Aid
  • Transferable Credits
2 Program(s) Found

About Capella University

An accredited online university, Capella University offers bachelor’s, master’s/MBA, doctoral, and certificate programs designed to take you to the forefront of your profession. Our competency-based curriculum delivers both foundational knowledge and real-world skills, so that what you’re learning in your courses is immediately applicable to your career goals.

  • Online Courses
  • Financial Aid
  • Transferable Credits
4 Program(s) Found
  • • Liberty University’s online programs ranked in the top 10 out of more than 2,100 colleges & universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility.*
  • 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level.**
  • Transfer up to 90 credits into an undergraduate degree program.
  • Up to 50% of your master’s degree can be transferred in to help you get the most out of your hard work and maximize the credit you previously earned.
  • *BestColleges.com Gold Medal of Distinction
  • **excludes licensure, certification, and some doctoral programs
  • Accredited
  • Online Courses
  • Financial Aid
  • Transferable Credits

Featured Schools