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Accredited Online Law Schools with Program Overviews

Higher Education Articles February 28, 2013

Law schools are accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA), the only nationally recognized accrediting agency. In a majority of states, sitting for the bar exam is restricted to graduates from an ABA-accredited program. Currently, no online law schools receive American Bar Association accreditation and the law degrees that are offered to students through online schools may not be recognized by states. Nevertheless, online technologies such as Internet services, VPN, and video, are being used by several accredited law schools in imparting on-campus coursework.

Harvard Law School

Harvard Law School that is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts provide recordings of law classes for students who are undergoing clerkship interviews, individuals who are on a major holiday, and students with disabilities. The school also permits students to make audio recordings of classroom instruction to assist absent classmates, provided they have gotten prior permission from the instructor. The college also provides other online services such as internal websites, online registration services, online file management system, iCommons course management system and email accounts.

Contact Information
•Address: 1563 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
•Phone Number: (617) 495-3100

University of Michigan Law School

University of Michigan Law School located in Ann Arbor, Michigan has an audio-visual, network, and computing infrastructure that helps students improve their educational experience, conduct legal research, and communicate. Among the online services are class participation that allows students to login to a website and indicate they are prepared to participate in discussion for a specific class meeting. The examination administration functions provide students online access to pass/fail election and exam IDs along with allowing them download examination software.

Contact Information
•Address: 625 South State Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
•Phone Number: (734) 764-1358

Washington & Lee University School of Law

Law classes have been recorded for over thirty years by the Law Media Center at Washington & Lee School of Law in Lexington, Virginia. Currently, classes are recorded at the center only by request and after obtaining prior permission from the instructor; thereafter, the recorded classes are posted online and can be viewed by anyone who has a broadband connection. The recordings can also be viewed on-campus through the VPN network of the school.

Contact Information
•Address: Sydney Lewis Hall, Lexington, Virginia 24450
•Phone Number: (540) 458-8400

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