Distance Learning in Legal Education: A Summary of Delivery Models, Regulatory Issues, and Recommended Practices

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on February 14, 2013

“The Working Group for Distance Learning in Legal Education is pleased to have the opportunity to present this Blue Paper – Distance Learning in Legal Education: A Summary of Delivery Models, Regulatory Issues, and Recommended Practices – A Summary of Delivery Models,
Regulatory Issues, and Recommended Practices. This Blue Paper is intended to provide law schools and interested parties a summation of distance learning opportunities, tools, and considerations. Unlike other sectors in higher education, law schools have little experience with distance learning or online education. Recent technological advances, as well as economic exigencies, have lead several law schools to contemplate launching one or more online programs. To date, a handful of schools have distance learning LLM programs and a few offer non-JD masters programs. As the American Bar Association considers loosening distance learning restrictions, and traditional law schools consider diversifying beyond their JD program, distance learning becomes one intriguing option. This Blue Paper attempts to guide those schools beginning to explore distance learning opportunities. We recognize three fundamental questions, and attempt to provide a discussion—if not answers—to each.” [April M. Barton]

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