Working Group for Distance Learning in Legal Education Spring 2015 Meeting

Dates: Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 12:00PM – Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 12:00PM (PST)

Location: UC Hastings College of the Law (Registration and Welcome Lunch Sky Room – 100 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102) and (Presentations and breakout sessions-Alumni Reception Center- 2nd Floor, 200 McAllister Street)

The Working Group for Distance Learning in Legal Education is a loosely structured alliance of law educators collaborating to provide increased opportunities for faculty, students, and other participants to access high quality, innovative, and interactive online legal education.

Officially organized in November 2011, the Working Group is an outgrowth of the Program for the Legal Profession’s Future Ed Series. To date, the Working Group has focused on three major priorities:

  1. Providing model policies and information for law schools engaged in distance learning programs.
  2. Developing recommended practices and standards for emerging distance learning programs in legal education.
  3. Providing comments and policy recommendations for accreditation bodies that regulate distance learning in legal education, including the American Bar Association.

Members of the Working Group meet three times a year, with substantive meetings in the fall and spring, and an update gathering at the American Association of Law Schools annual meeting in January. Membership is open to academics and professionals associated with accredited law schools in the U.S., and others working in the distance learning field concerned with legal education are welcome to attend meetings and participate, as appropriate, in Working Group matters.

Please contact Ashley Dymond for further information at dymonda@uchastings.edu

Additionally, you may contact Julia Jackson during the March conference at 415-565-4888 and leave a voicemail for immediate assistance or send email at jacksonj@uchastings.edu.