Law school gets innovative with ‘hybrid’ online J.D.

Law schools are coming up with creative offers to entice prospective applicants to take the plunge into an expensive education with uncertain job prospects

St. Paul, MN-based The William Mitchell College of Law, which has produced Minnesota governors, members of Congress, and state and federal court justices, expects to offer a hybrid variety of education in 2015. The college will offer a first of its kind online and on-campus juris doctor program that has been approved by the American Bar Association (ABA).

"Our research demonstrates that when implemented thoughtfully, courses blending face-to-face and online instruction offer students the best of both worlds," said President and Dean Eric Janus, in a statement.

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