Online course options gain popularity among law students

August 15, 2022

REUTERS — A new survey from the American Bar Association indicates that law students don’t find online class to be so bad after all, and may even at times prefer this approach. Slightly more than half of law students who participated in the survey—52%—said they would choose a Zoom class where everyone is remote over one that….

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Colleges partner with staffing firms to analyze remote work issues

August 9, 2022

INSIDE HIGHER ED — To address the legal questions and potential HR issues that can arise when employees move across state lines, some universities partner with third-party firms to keep employees on the payroll from afar.

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Law student perception of online education improves

August 8, 2022

INSIDE HIGHER ED — When the history of the COVID-19 pandemic is written, one takeaway may be that the crisis marked a positive turning point in which online learning in higher education gained more respect.

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ABA survey: Law students want more distance education classes

August 1, 2022

ABA JOURNAL — A recent survey of 1,394 students in their third year of law school found that 68.65% wanted the ability to earn more distance education credits than what their schools offered. The survey, which was compiled in February, is from the strategic review committee of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions….

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Law graduates receive warning that remote bar exam will not work on some newer computers

August 1, 2022

REUTERS — Some law graduates slated to take the bar exam on July 26 and 27 were left scrambling to secure older laptops after learning this week that the exam software will not work on certain newer machines. ExamSoft, the company that supplies the software used on the mandatory attorney licensing exam, told examinees in….

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Law student perception of online education improves

August 1, 2022

INSIDE HIGHER ED — When the history of the COVID-19 pandemic is written, one takeaway may be that the crisis marked a positive turning point in which online learning in higher education gained more respect. To be sure, in the early days of the pandemic, few were satisfied with emergency remote instruction, even if teachers displayed “heroic….

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The challenges of mentoring and supporting students in online programs

June 15, 2022

INSIDE HGHER ED — Effectively mentoring students online is hard. And given the increasing enrollments in online degree programs over the last decade, along with the number of students suddenly pushed online during the pandemic, university professors now face an unprecedented challenge: When you don’t see many of your students often in person, how do….

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Report: Students with disabilities experience discrimination during virtual testing

May 30, 2022

MASS LIVE — Courtney Bergan, who has PTSD, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and low vision, had approved accommodations to be able to take breaks between sections to use the restroom, eat and take medications during her LSAT. But her remote proctor told her she was not allowed to use the restroom and had to remain in camera view….

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Immunocompromised students fight for hybrid learning as some colleges aim to end it

April 21, 2022

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION — Johnny Ellsworth would like nothing more than to return to a classroom in a world without a pandemic, where the sophomore at Pomona College could “connect with people in a more intimate way than you might be able to over Zoom.”

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