California allows non-accredited law schools (interpret that as internet/correspondence courses) or a similar lawyer-supervised reading program. You need to pass the "baby bar" in your first year of study before they will give you credit for what happens later.
In actuality, it's easier to just go to law school. As a matter of fact, if you actually want the best employment opportunities, either go to a big name law school OR the state university law school in the state in which you intend to practice. They all tend to command pretty good respect in their own state.