Paul L. Caron

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Northeastern Is Thirteenth Law School To Offer Hybrid Online J.D.

Northeastern Law Launches Part-Time, Online and On-Campus FlexJD Option:

Hybrid JDNortheastern University School of Law is launching a part-time, online and on-campus FlexJD, the first hybrid JD program in the school's history of delivering top-quality legal education. The school is accepting applications for this blended learning legal experience to begin in fall 2021.

Students in the FlexJD program, currently pending acquiescence by the ABA, will benefit from Northeastern’s time-honored, practice-driven Juris Doctor (JD) conveniently delivered in a part-time schedule through both online and in-person instruction. The FlexJD program is ideally suited for well-qualified, working professionals with strong academic backgrounds who intend to continue their full-time employment while in law school. The FlexJD allows students to complete flexible remote coursework on their own schedule combined with optimized, required in-person instruction one or two days per week on their Boston campus. ...

Courses in the FlexJD program will be spread over four years rather than the traditional three-year JD program, allowing students to balance their professional and personal commitments with pursuing a law degree. Students will experience the same foundational first-year curriculum as Northeastern Law’s full-time JD program students, with the advantage of receiving more hours delivered online. 

FlexJD students will have access to the same broad range of opportunities as full-time JD students to build their professional skills and can take the same upper-level courses, including clinical courses and a long list of skills-based courses that includes offerings in areas such as alternative dispute resolution and transactional drafting. JDFLex students will take advantage of Northeastern Law’s signature Cooperative Legal Education Program, and participate in numerous programs offered by the school’s Center for Co-op and Career Development.

Northeastern Law has partnered with iLaw, part of BARBRI Global, the leading provider of online JD, post-JD and international programs for law schools in the US for the development and delivery of this program. 

(Hat Tip: Jason Jarvis) Prior TaxProf Blog coverage:

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