On-line LL.M. in health law from Concord

Discussion in 'Nursing and medical-related degrees' started by John Bear, Nov 6, 2001.

  1. John Bear

    John Bear Senior Member

    Concord University is introducing a 100% on-line LL.M. in health law, for practicing lawyers. Concord is owned by the Kaplan test people, who are in turn owned by the Washington Post. Not ABA-accredited, but approved by the California bar.

    I was interested to note that Concord used to have chat rooms where students and professors typed back and forth. This has changed: the students type, but the professors ("reluctant to type quickly and make a mistake," according to a Concord VP) now record voice messages.
  2. David Yamada

    David Yamada New Member

    This is a very interesting program, one that I hope meets its apparent promise. Recently I sent away for info about this program simply because it sounded so interesting, even though realistically I doubt that I would have time/resources to enroll.

    I'll reiterate my reservations about the application of DL to J.D. programs -- I think J.D. programs need *more* hands on, face-to-face, personalized instruction, not less -- but I think DL is a tremendously promising vehicle for LL.M. programs. Only hidebound attitudes within traditional realms of legal education have prevented ABA schools (with one exception) from looking into this.
  3. Nosborne

    Nosborne New Member

    I wonder if Concord Law Center could qualify for DETC accreditation? The LLM is technically a Master's degree, not a doctorate, and the Law Center seems to be separate from the Law School.
  4. John Bear

    John Bear Senior Member

    DETC is doing doctorates now, in two ways. One is accrediting 'professional' doctorates (like the JD) so Concord already has their accreditation; the other is officially (I guess) ignoring the doctorate-granting portion of a school, which is how University of South Africa and Open University, which offer doctorates, got DETC accreditation earlier this year.

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