If you are looking to practice as an attorney, you need to earn your J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree and pass the bar. The biggest thing to look for is what schools are accredited by the ABA in your state --- because the bar exam contains 2 parts federal law and state law, it is up to the state you wish to practice in which institutions they grant accreditation. In order to sit for the exam you need to have gone to an accredited law school.
In California only (at this time) can you to sit for the bar after completing a Juris Doctor program at an online law school. The first wholly online Juris Doctor degree, is Concord Law School of Kaplan University's Juris Doctor Degree. This program has gotten a lot of attention and good reviews. To many it is helping give access to those who need to work for a living and cannot afford other pricey law school programs.
Has anyone completed this program? Know more about it? Or, have an opinion about earning law degrees online?