This question is purely individual. The answer to it depends on the original education. For example, if it is the first for the student, then it will take 6 years to study for a lawyer. If the student wants to continue his education in graduate school, he will need to devote another 4 years to study. If this is a second education, then it will last 3 years, and postgraduate education will last the same term.
There is another significant plus of correspondence education. The fact that the daily form of the reception is held once a year in the spring. That is, in the event of certain circumstances, the future lawyer may not have time to file documents and he will have to wait another year to become a student. In the situation with the correspondence form of education, everything is a bit simpler. The fact is that you can apply for this form of training two times a year – in the spring and in the autumn. This excludes some of the failures that occur during the entry phase. Also this possibility can become profitable in many respects. First, there are situations when the student did not enter the first time, but on the day-time department the second chance he will receive only the next year. Secondly, if a student has submitted documents in the spring and started to study, he can simultaneously begin education at the second faculty if he repeatedly submits the documents in the fall. Thirdly, at the time of the first filing of documents, the student may not yet become unaccustomed to school specifics, but when he comes to file documents in the fall, he will be mentally ready for the exams.
In any case, each university has its own specificity of admission to the correspondence department, especially in law institutions. Before you decide exactly on the form of training, you should know in advance about all the subtleties of admission in the university where the documents were submitted. Only in this case it is possible to avoid a lot of inconveniences and difficulties.