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Should Texas Allow Online Law Degrees?

Seriously? An online law degree? That’s a proposal from a Texas Legislator (a non-lawyer of course). Here are excerpts from an article in Texas Lawyer:

What if you could skip those grueling law school classes, hit up the Internet for a law degree and still become a licensed lawyer in Texas?

Rep. James White, R-Woodville, filed House Bill 2446 to call upon the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to study “the future of online law schools and the licensing of attorneys in this state who obtain law degrees through online or correspondence law schools” or get law licenses in other states “through apprenticeship programs.”

If the Texas Legislature passes HB 2446, the THECB would have to study other states’ online or correspondence law schools, apprenticeship programs and “alternative methods” of accrediting law schools. The THECB study would have to discuss ways to license lawyers who obtained their law degrees and law licenses through such methods.

White, a nonlawyer, serves on the House Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Committee.

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Bob Kraft

I am a Dallas, Texas lawyer who has had the privilege of helping thousands of clients since 1971 in the areas of Personal Injury law and Social Security Disability.

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