Blue Marble University Law School

A Prestigious J.D. Law Degree
For Business and Life

A Prestigious J.D. Law Degree
For Non-Attorney Careers

100% Online 3-Year Doctor of Laws (J.D.)

Tuition: $3450 USD/year with Payment Plan
Or, $3200 USD/year with Advance Annual Payment

Why spend well over $100,000  for a US law degree when you can get a J.D. degree right here with no Law School Admission Test (no LSAT) required? 

Build your own reality with a law degree from Blue Marble University. Our new J.D. Curriculum features modern topics not covered in any traditional law program:

Bitcoin and the Blockchain technology that is revising how permanent records will be kept, how banking will be overhauled, and how the future internet will be deployed. Learn how to do business and host websites on the blockchain.

Health Care Regulation and Health Care Management

Crowdfunding How it works, how to use it to raise money for yourself and others.

Representing CreativesHow to build a portfolio of talent that you can sell.

Operating a Small Business-An entire course on setting up and running a business

Lawyer vs Attorney

The Blue Marble University J.D. degree is an executive degree for lawyers. Although many times used interchangeably, persons are generally considered “lawyers” if they have obtained a J.D. degree, even though not licensed nor having passed any bar exam. “Attorneys” are those with J.D. degrees that have passed a State Bar Exam and have become licensed to practice law and to give legal advice. Many international law students that complete our Doctor of Laws program can practice law in their home countries depending on that country’s rules.

The Blue Marble University Law Program offers a way to obtain a J.D. degree without a traditional law school- an “Executive” J.D. as found in some California Law Schools…a Doctor of Laws Degree (JD) that can be completed entirely online in 3 years. This Distance Education law school program also accepts High School graduates and Home Schoolers into an accelerated 4 year program that concludes with the issuance of a combined BA/JD in Law. If you are looking for an exciting, affordable law degree program, we have it.

We offer a USA style law degree for those that want training in the law for one of the many careers not involving the practice of law as a licensed attorney. Please Note: Completion of this program does not qualify any graduate to become a licensed attorney in the USA. The purpose of our JD program is to offer Doctor of Law Degrees to students and working adults for purposes of career advancement and not for the purpose of becoming a licensed attorney in the USA.  Our program is not approved by the American Bar Association. Depending on your country, if you are an international student, our Doctor of Law degree (JD) may qualify you to practice law in your country.

The Blue Marble University J.D. Law degree is a great degree for women; and for everyone, it offers the means and opportunities to start a career, build on an existing career, or change careers altogether!

Admission Requirements: For the three year online Doctor of Laws degree (JD), applicants should have a minimum of a Bachelors Degree in any field, or its equivalent. For the four year combined BA/JD online degree program, applicants should have a High School Diploma or other indicia of having attained a secondary education. Home schoolers are always welcome.

How to Apply: Click Here for How to Apply Page

Our Blockbuster Curriculum is Here:

Blue Marble University law courses for Year 1. Online JD Degree Curriculum. 3-year online JD degree. Introduction to Law: Common Law vs Statutory Law; the Legal Method; Law from Religions of the World. Contracts 1: Formation of Contract, meeting of the minds, statue of frauds, third party beneficiary; Breach of Contract and Damages; law of conditions and discharge, contracts void by public policy. Civil Procedure and Evidence: Basic civil procedure is covered with emphasis on evidence, types of evidence, hearsay evidence and the like. Legal Research and Writing: How to find and report the law in Memoranda and Briefs; proper law citation. Personal Property: Distinguishing between real and personal property; ownership, leases, sales, basis for tax purposes. Agency and Partnerships: Who is an agent; the rights and liabilities of partners; Master and Servant. Representing “Creatives” and sports talent. How a Talent Agency works. Torts (1): Negligence law and liability for injuries. Torts (2); Intentional torts such as defamation, assault, invasion of privacy. Suretyship: The law of guaranty.

Blue Marble University law courses for Year 2. Online JD Degree Curriculum. 3-year online JD degree. Real Property: The law of land and improvements; system of estates; control of land via zoning and regulatory takings . Uniform Commercial Code: The course closely follows the UCC text, covering Sales, transactions in goods, breach of sales contracts, remedies, and the law of Warranty. Negotiable instruments are also studied. Labor and Employment Law: The course focuses on regulations relating to employment relationships, such as, wages, hours, benefits, health care, termination, employment contracts. Remedies: Types of remedies, particularly equitable remedies in the nature of injunction and specific performance as well as federal law remedies for breach of constitutional law. Criminal Law and Procedure: We cover examples of criminal law, common law vs statutory, with emphasis on evidence gathering and chain of custody; rights of the accused. Also covered is: Forensic Evidence: Types of forensic evidence with emphasis on scientific methods. Wills and Estates: The creation of Wills; types of Trusts; Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, probate and administration of Estates. Administrative Law and Procedure: Due process and right to hearing; rule-making; freedom of information; the hearing process and appeals from administrative decisions. Products Liability: The law of defective products is covered including breach of warranty; contract vs tort remedies are compared and contrasted. Insurance adjusting and claims: This course examines basic insurance contracts, fire, casualty losses; insurance adjusting is examined and negotiation of claims by claims examiners is covered.

Blue Marble University law courses for Year 3. Online JD Degree Curriculum. 3-year online JD degree. Business Associations and Company Formation: Types of business entities, sole proprietor, partnerships, limited partnerships, and corporations are studied. Securities Law: The elements of State and federal Securities laws are covered. The student will learn how to draft a securities registration statement under federal and state law. Exemptions from Securities Laws. Crowdfunding- The new way to raise money for yourself or someone else’s business. A review of Crowdfunding Platforms. Federal Regulation C, and the Form C are studied. Marketing a crowdfunding offering is also explored. State and Federal Tax (1): The Internal Revenue Code is studied, and the basics of state taxes personal and business are reviewed. We will work with actual tax returns, and will try also to cover the Federal Estate Tax Form. State and Federal Tax (2): Employment taxes relating to employees will be identified and the rates reviewed; Also covered is the monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting and depositing of employee taxes by a business owner/employer. Health Care Law: A variety of topics in insurance, liability, regulatory compliance, billing disputes and negotiation of health care bills are covered. Hospital Management: Administration of hospitals and medical facilities, doctors offices, is covered with emphasis on patient care and records. Bitcoin and the Blockchain Technology. How Bitcoin works and how the blockchain technology is being used in business with emphasis on the ethereum project. Doing business and web hosting on the blockchain. A comparison of Bitcoin wallets is also reviewed. Operating a Business: In this course we look at the entire process of owning and operating a business, using a law office business as our example. The course covers setting up the business, cost estimates, income projections, selecting the number and type of employees, marketing, use of the internet, software examples for employee tax withholding, planning for preparation and filing of tax returns, and sale of the business.


Blue Marble University is a foreign education institution. Our doctoral program in law comprises 81 trimester credits, the standard for a regionally accredited USA college or university law school. Graduates can, for a modest fee, have your doctoral degree from Blue Marble University reported as comparable to a regionally accredited USA college or university for employment purposes by a foreign credential evaluation service recognized by the USA Department of Education.

Who’s In Charge?

Walter P. Drake, J.D. is the Director and Principle Instructor for the Blue Marble University Law School online Juris Doctor (JD) program. He is the one in charge and is available to all law students. A practicing attorney, now specializing in Business, Crowdfunding, and Education Law, Mr. Drake brings all kinds of fascinating and useful tips to each course…Some career guidance tips as well. Although he is the principle Instructor and Mentor, he is assisted by other qualified staff, all of whom make for an exciting and fun program that will build your confidence and legal knowledge. No matter where life takes you, you will be well served by the J.D. Law Degree from the Blue Marble University Law School.


We take up the law of business…and the business of law.
What can you do with our degree in Law?
Probably a lot more than you thought!!

(A) Practice of Law as a licensed attorney? Our Law Degree program is similar to several California Law Schools that offer a popular Executive JD Degree in Law that do not require students to take the California Bar Exam. With a JD from Blue Marble, you cannot practice law as a licensed attorney in the USA. You can operate a law office, but only licensed attorney employees may advise clients and prepare legal documents. International students, depending on their country, may find our Law Degree extremely useful and may be able to use it to practice law as an attorney. In Thailand, which is just one example, a person may practice law and operate a law office with only a Bachelors Degree in law. There is no licensing required, except to become Judges or Trial Attorneys, and even then, this can be accomplished with only a BA in Law from anywhere plus some additional training. But the main thing to understand is that our Law Degree is not intended to be used for the purpose of practicing law in the USA as a licensed attorney, because our degree is not accepted in the USA for this purpose.

(B) Careers, Jobs, and Opportunities you can pursue with a Blue Marble University Doctor of Law Degree, without the need to become a licensed attorney:

— Careers in every industry, every business, and every governmental agency.

–Police Officers, and Police Department Management: A law degree gives an excellent background and training to become a Police Officer or to Manage Police Departments in small towns, federal state and local agencies, work as part of corporate security forces, work as private investigator, become an FBI agent, or join various other governmental police investigative departments.

–Hospital and Medical Management: Our degree prepares you for positions of management in a hospital or other medical facility because you will learn about medical insurance and other hospital management procedures.

–In House Attorney for corporate and small business law offices: You do not need to be a licensed attorney to work as an attorney in a corporate legal office, nor for most state and federal governmental agencies. In most states as long as you are an “in house” attorney, you are permitted without a law license to draft legal documents for your employer, to negotiate labor contracts or any kind of contract, to report on legal issues, and to hire and supervise outside legal counsel relating to court proceedings.

–Tax Attorney: Generally speaking, you do not have to be a licensed attorney in order to work as a tax attorney for the US Internal Revenue Department, and most State and local government tax departments. You cannot practice in the US Tax Court, of course, but there are many auditing positions, tax review positions, and other legal positions in tax agencies that do not require an attorney to be licensed. A typical position is that found in a tax agency office, managing tax accounts. A J.D. degree is needed for some top level IRS positions. For example, for the position as “Tax Specialist”, the IRS website states: “General requirements include US citizenship, plus a four-year degree or legal or tax accounting experience that required knowledge of federal tax laws and regulations. You could also be eligible for higher grades if you possess a JD.”

–Insurance Adjuster and Insurance Claims Manager: Every insurance company operates claims offices all over the USA which negotiate settlement of various kinds of insurance claims, such as claims for personal injuries, fire damage, workers compensation claims, property loss, or maritime losses. Insurance companies prefer law graduates for these positions, but because court work is not required, a law license is not essential. You will work with outside counsel as needed.

–Securities issuance and fraud: There are many state and federal agencies involved in the issuance of securities such as stocks, bonds, debentures, limited partnership interests and so forth. Lawyers are required for investigation, creation of securities, and issuance of securities. One is not required to be a licensed attorney to become employed in legal departments relating to the law of securities.

–Financial businesses and governmental offices involved in money. Financial firms, banks, treasury offices, governmental accounting offices, and governmental offices relating to finance regularly hire attorneys and no license is required.

–Debt Collections: Well, somebody has to do it. Many Debt Collection businesses need attorneys to advise them as to debt collection law. Most State and local governments need people with law degrees to write new laws and to manage debt collection departments.

–Own and Operate a Law Firm: Although you cannot practice law as a licensed attorney, you can in fact own and operate your own law firm. There are many law firms that are owned by non-attorneys. So long as you hire licensed attorneys to work for you and to handle the advice giving, you can have your own law business. Another entry avenue would be to joint venture with a practicing attorney as branch office for that attorney. The Blue Marble program will teach you how to operate a law business. There are some state laws regulating who can own a law office, but there is usually a legal workaround.

–Create a Legal Forms Business: Many successful lawyers don’t practice law at all, but rather, operate a legal forms business which delivers forms to customers, such as House Sales Contracts and the like. Many of these businesses can be created on the internet. Although this type of business is generally permissible, you should check your specific State’s rules for the limits on what you can and cannot do.

–Legal Research: You can do legal research and write law reports as a consultant or as a member of the various legal research firms which supply research reports to law firms and government, and also as an employee of the large law book services engaged in annotating, reviewing, and cataloging new court opinions. Usually a law degree is required for such positions, but licensing is definitely not.

–Human Resources: A law degree makes an excellent credential for work in Human Resources, Personnel Management, and Labor departments of corporations and government.

–Public Administration: A law degree prepares the graduate for a multitude of positions in public administration as well as administrative positions with private sector corporations.

–Military: Thinking of a military career?? A law degree will greatly enhance your promotion potential.

–Entrepreneurship: Activities such as starting a business, forming corporations, and running businesses successfully can all be enhanced by a law degree. Knowing about contract formation, labor laws, liability issues, and how to look at costs and profit all are improved with a law degree.

–Arbitration: You do not need to be a licensed lawyer to be an Arbitrator or Mediator for many groups and organizations, including most arbitration associations.

–Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Companies: These companies need attorneys for the drafting of documents, performing risk management, investigating regulatory compliance, and many other tasks. No license is required for these positions.

–Crowdfunding: Use this new platform to help others raise money and market their stock offerings.

You want more ideas? Check this out: Alternative Law Careers Handbook

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