December 26, 2006
Distance Education in the Law School - # 2
A Mini-Conclave on Legal Education, put on by the ABA Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, held in Naples, Florida, had a thoughtful panel on distance eduction. Dean Joseph Harbaugh (Nova) moderated the panel, with panelists being William Adams (Nova), Johnny Burriss (Nova), Barry Currier (Concord) and Craig Gold (Concord). The panelists demonstrated some distance learning capabilities including one speaker who engaged with the audience from across the United States. The discussion following the presentation posed interesting questions for consideration, such as: what should be the ABA limit on distance learning courses; is the limit today arbitrary; should all courses be allowed to be taught via distance education; and can you replicate a live classroom using distance education. One conclusion that was agreed upon by all present is that distance education needs to be examined further.
Prior discussion related to distance learning here (discussion of ABA Standard)