Dayton Law has received a variance from the ABA allowing it to offer a hybrid in-person/online JD program. Students will be required to come to campus for one week each semester. One particularly interesting feature of this program is that it's being offered in partnership with 2U, a tech/education/marketing company that is active in the Master of Legal Studies space, paired with law schools at Washington University in St. Louis and Pepperdine. I'm curious to understand the details of the ABA variance - to understand, among other things, the percentage of student credits that can be earned online as well as the breadth of upper level courses Dayton intends to offer online.
Big changes in ABA online education regulations for all law schools may also be in the offing - if the ABA adopts modifications to Standard 306. But these changes do no appear to go as far as what the ABA has approved here for Dayton.