Can moving online solve for law schools’ enrollment slump?
Reported by Education Dive, The University of Dayton School of Law is one institution moving to a mostly-online hybrid program, with on-campus intensive sessions one week each semester. This is an attempt to partially solve for the 13% slump in J.D. enrollment between 2013 and 2018.
One reason law programs have been online laggards has been the emphasis on back-and-forth exchanges required in law classes. But video technologies and learning platforms are mature enough to handle this bandwidth reality.
The takeaway? While some programs feel like they may be a better fit for on-campus study, in order to serve the student, and hit our enrollment numbers, we need to figure out how to get creative and make online work.
May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.
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