The American Bar Association’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar voted to send to notice and comment a proposal to increase the number of credits allowed for distance learning.

During its meeting in Phoenix on Friday, the council voted unanimously to advance the proposed changes to Standard 306, which would allow J.D. programs to offer 50% or fewer credits—versus the current one-third credits—via distance education without having to seek Council acquiescence under the U.S. Department of Education rules.

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