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December 29, 2014


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Thank you. What is also interesting is that distance learners have a higher pass rate that fixed site students at comparable schools. It may be that some students who could be admitted to ABA schools are choosing distance learning for its convenience.

Al Brophy

Pretty interesting to speculate about the differences in the student body between those groups, isn't it? The distance learning schools, like Concord, may be able to recruit students who aren't close to any bricks and mortar school (and who might very well have been able to gain admission to/afford to attend an ABA accredited school). Those students may also prefer the distance learning to correspondence courses. There's a lot to investigate about the students. I'd also add, though, that the pass rates vary widely across individual schools. For instance, California School of Law, a distance ed school, has a 65% pass rate for the FYLSE (N=20); Concord has a 21% pass rate (N=152); and Taft, a correspondence school, has an 11% pass rate (N=38).


Distance learning is not really suitable for law school. The Socratic method with a qualified professor guiding the discovery has proven itselfthe best way to learn the law.

Not only do bricks and mortars add value Rio students but they also add value to the communities that host the students.


Adding value to the communities that host students comes at a cost. It is time to stop ignoring costs to student. Professors can still ask questions, and maybe Socratic method could use tweaking.

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