Online Law School Curriculum
At our recent Curriculum Development Committee, discussion abounded regarding one of the more interesting statistics to be included in the ABA’s first report on law school curriculum to be released in 10 years: The number of ABA accredited law schools offering online, synchronous (i.e., “real-time”) classes is up thirteen percent since 2002 and the number of distance education courses offered by ABA approved law schools in an “asynchronous” format is up fourteen percent. Unfortunately, an ABA approved online law school is not possible given the ABA’s refusal to accredit online law schools, but this is a very positive step in the right direction.
It’s great news for St. Francis law school students that online legal courses are becoming widely incorporated into the curricula of ABA approved law schools and we’re excited to continue to be on the leading edge of legal education.
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