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Working Group for Distance Learning in Legal Education


The Working Group on Distance Learning in Legal Education is a loosely structured alliance of law educators collaborating to provide increased opportunities for faculty, students and other participants to access high quality, innovative, and interactive online legal education.

Officially organized in November, 2011, the Working Group is an outgrowth of the Program for the Legal Profession’s Future Ed Series. To date, the Working Group has focused on three major priorities:

  1. Providing model policies and information for law schools engaged in distance learning programs.
  2. Developing recommended practices and standards for emerging distance learning program in legal education.
  3. Providing comments and policy recommendations for accreditation bodies that regulate distance learning in legal education, including the American Bar Association.

Members of the Working Group meet three times each year, with substantive meetings in the fall and spring, and an update gathering at the American Association of Law Schools annual meeting in January. Membership is open to academics and professionals associated with accredited law schools in the U.S., and others working in the distance learning field concerned with legal education are welcome to attend meetings and participate, as appropriate, in Working Group matters.

For more information, please email Rebecca Purdom.


Upcoming Events

September 18-20, 2014
Working Group Fall Meeting
William Mitchell College of Law
St. Paul, Minnesota

Please RSVP here.


Events Archive

MARCH 6-8, 2014
Working Group Spring Meeting
Washington University School of Law St. Louis
St. Louis Missouri

JANUARY 2-5, 2014 - Saturday, January 4, 2014
Working Group Annual Informational Breakfast
AALS Annual Meeting
New York, New York

SEPTEMBER 12-14, 2013
Working Group Fall Meeting
North Carolina Central Univeristy
Durham, North Carolina
Meeting Summary >

MARCH 28-30, 2013
Working Group Spring Meeting
Harvard Law School
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Meeting Summary >

Working Group Organizing Meeting
Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Agenda and Participants >

Working Group Breakfast
AALS Annual Meeting
Washington, D.C.
Agenda >

APRIL 2012
Working Group Spring Meeting
Dayton University School of Law
Dayton, Ohio
Meeting Summary >

Working Group Fall Meeting
Thomas Jefferson School of Law,
San Diego, California
Meeting Summary >

Working Group Breakfast
American Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting
New Orleans, Lousiana
More information >



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