Is Oak Brook College of Law a correspondence school, or distance-learning school? Is there a difference?
The California Bar has two designations for non "brick and mortar" law schools: correspondence and distance learning. To qualify as a distance learning law school, the school must provide interactive classes and require students to participate in at least 80% of such interactive classes. While OBCL programs do have interactive components, OBCL desires to offer students the maximum amount of flexibility with their studies. Consequently, OBCL is currently considered a "correspondence" law school, even though most of the coursework and exams are done through electronic means. For example, Oak Brook College does utilize online coursework in the form of downloadable lectures, streaming video, online course management software (we use Moodle) and live chats.