ABA Online Credit Increase A Step In The Right Direction

Law360 (September 4, 2018, 3:12 PM EDT) -- In August, the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association adopted a rule that increased the amount of credit hours that its law schools could offer through distance learning means. This is certainly a positive development — although it doesn’t go nearly far enough.

Prior Standard 306 of the ABA Standards for Accreditation of Law Schools limited law schools to offering no more than 15 credits to be taught online. Since most ABA programs are 86 to 90 units, this meant an online cap of about one-sixth of the total. The prior rule also prevented law students from taking any...

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