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Online Law Degree Programs: A New Road to Law School Success

By Peterson's Staff updated on Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Being a lawyer is often considered synonymous with working in a prestigious, difficult, and well-paying field. It's not easy, but then how many things that are worth time and effort really are easy? The biggest hurdle to entering into the field is typically law school. For those who would love to become lawyers, the costs, both in time and money, of law school are often prohibitive.

Fortunately, times have changed. Online degree programs have made education more accessible than ever, and online law degree opportunities, in particular, help remove those prohibitions and open up law school for any interested would-be students. An online law degree program can offer flexibility and the opportunity to connect and study with people from all around the world without having to leave your busy personal life behind.

Searching for Online Law Degree Programs

Finding the online degree program that is the best fit for you is a key component of online learning. You'll want to examine the course curriculum, faculty expertise, practical training opportunities, and availability of specializations to make sure they meet your goals and interests.

You will also want to make sure that the online degree program you choose is offering up the style of education that you are most interested in. If you're the type of person who learns best by talking to a professor, then you probably wouldn't be interested in a program which featured recorded lectures and pre-planned, automated lessons instead of any kind of communication or interaction with a teacher.

If you're the type of person with an incredibly strict or tight schedule, though, then a program which offers you the greatest amount of flexibility, such as one with those aforementioned recorded lectures and pre-planned lessons, would likely be much better for you.

To get started, try this online law degree program search to discover potential schools and programs. Also, you can use our keyword search or the list of related programs to explore your options.

Meeting the Requirements of an Online Law Degree Program

Online law degree programs will likely be similar to attending school in person in many ways. Academics, faculty members, and extracurricular opportunities will often be the same whether you are an on-campus or online student. However, one major difference is likely to be the format of the classes.

Online law degree courses may be offered in a variety of ways, using Web-based tools, video conferencing, or other methods. Before selecting a school, be sure that you can meet the technological requirements and will respond well to the particular teaching style of the program you choose.

Other Online Learning Topics

If you're interested in other online learning opportunities, check out the options below.

For other undergraduate options, see our main online learning section.

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