With the increasing popularity of distance learning, this method of education has now begun to gradually strengthen it’s roots and have spread its branches towards various streams of studies. One of the most popular lot is that of LLB or law. This enables many aspiring lawyers to opt for their desired career without bothering about the financial and location constraints.
The colleges and universities providing distance learning facility on law studies round the world. Previously there existed a prejudice, widely rampant among the common mass that the degree provided by the distance education courses are invalid. However, conquering this existing notion was merely a cake walk for distance learning. It has rightfully by its own efforts and prosperity established that not only are the degrees valid but they also enable the individual aspirant to emerge in life with flying colors. The market evaluates an individual not on the basis of his or her degree origin but on the basis of the quality and acumen present in the individual himself or herself.
Distance learning offers the LLB degree in both undergraduate and graduate level. Previously this degree was termed and known as liberal arts degree. The process begins with acquiring the theoretical knowledge on law first. The individual then needs to assist a lawyer who is both senior and experienced. This is required for gaining a first hand practical learning before one decides to start a career of one’s own. It hardly matters whether one has opted for distance education or regular course as far as the time period is concerned. It depends on the performance and not the mode of education.
Once one completes the graduation, and got the LLB degree, one becomes eligible for the membership of bar council, a law society. The application for membership can be either direct or via a qualifying exam. The process of licensing involves testing the responsibilities and commitment towards the profession and skills of the individual concerned. Both the distance learning and the regular curriculum include licensing exams, assignments, barrister licensing exams and solicitor exams. Once this session is finished, the individual is now given the recognition of a solicitor or barrister . The final step involves pledging an oath in a official ceremony.
One needs to have a in-depth knowledge of different topics like economics, philosophy, history and others to prosper in this profession. One should also be good at public speaking skills, analytical skills, research skills and decision making skills. It does not mater whether one is from distance learning or regular background. One must be a person of firm principles because one will be representing to protect one’s client. Now obtaining a LLB is not difficult even in distance education. As live interaction session are available for the benefit of the individual aspirants. This has undoubtedly attested not only the success of the individual but has also facilitated a better understanding. Therefore this mode of learning has enabled in the dream fulfillment process of individuals as far as their careers are concerned.