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Last August, the American Bar Association updated its standards to allow up to 30 credits of distance education towards the juris doctor degree, meaning that students can work toward a law career while rarely setting foot on campus.

Unlike other academic disciplines, law schools have been slow to embrace online coursework. But doing so could open the door to new and diverse students who are able to attain more robust networking opportunities out in the real world.

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Frank Ready

Frank Ready is a reporter on the tech desk at ALM Media. He can be reached at [email protected]

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