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May 31, 2003 | Jean Guccione, Times Staff Writer
One beautiful sunny day, Laura Collins grabbed a laptop computer and wandered into her backyard in Montecito to listen to Harvard law professor Arthur Miller speak on intellectual property. The lecture was part of her studies, in which she earned a law degree over the Internet. This week, Collins and five classmates made history when they passed the bar examination.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 2003 | Jean Guccione, Times Staff Writer
One beautiful sunny day, Laura Collins grabbed a laptop computer and wandered into her backyard in Montecito to listen to Harvard law professor Arthur Miller speak on intellectual property. The lecture was part of her studies, in which she earned a law degree over the Internet. This week, Collins and five classmates made history when they passed the bar examination.
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September 16, 1998
A company that helps people prepare for the law school admissions test said it has opened the first school offering a juris doctor degree wholly online. Los Angeles-based Concord University School of Law is owned by New York-based Kaplan Educational Centers. The school (http://www.concord.kaplan.edu) lacks accreditation, which means most graduates will be able to take the bar or practice only in California.
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March 15, 1999 | P.J. HUFFSTUTTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A virtual university recently has been accredited by the respected North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools, giving a boost to both the online scholastic venture and similar Net-based efforts as a whole. Jones International University, based in Colorado and founded in 1995, offers bachelor's and master's degrees in business communications. North Central Assn., one of six regional accrediting groups in the U.S., is responsible for colleges and schools in 19 states.
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January 28, 2001 | ARLENE LEVINSON, ASSOCIATED PRESS
It's usually late at night or Saturdays when Bambie Argyle shows up for graduate school at the University of Nebraska. Done with household chores and other duties, it's her turn at the family computer in a rugged Wyoming town called Mountain View. The Lincoln campus is 770 miles away. Argyle settles into the playroom and logs on to read lecture texts, get assignments, join class discussion by e-mail and take quizzes. She also does research, such as a required virtual museum tour.
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