13 Feb Benefits of Online School for Working Adults | ALU
Traditional law schools are usually organized into three-year full-time programs or four-year part-time programs, and have students taking up to four courses concurrently as they study. Even some online distance learning law schools require students to take multiple classes at the same time.
While this scheduling may work fine for some, it is designed for those who have little commitment other than to study. Those law students who are also working a full-time job, raising a family, or faced with other obligations can find difficulty in programs that require enrollment in three or four classes at a time, because between attending lectures and study time, it can be like another full-time job.
Abraham Lincoln University, an online law school offering a Juris Doctor degree program and preparing students to sit for the Bar Exam in the State of California, takes a different approach. At ALU, students take one course at a time. Two lectures a week and a weekly chat session for the same class, along with self-study time, allows students to focus on one particular area of study, which decreases the amount of study time necessary to master the material and infringes less upon other commitments students might have.
The result is a program ideal for many working adults. While the amount of time spent in class might be the same at other online schools whose schedules instead have students enrolled in multiple classes at the same time, the study time for multiple classes at once dramatically increases.
The faculty and staff at ALU understand that studying the law while working full-time is a difficult commitment. That’s why the school has designed its program to cover the same curriculum as other schools offering part-time four-year programs, but using the one course at a time model. Learn more about the online law school curriculum here.