Study Finds That Students At Lower-Ranked Law Schools Prefer Online Classes More
A new study found that students from lower-ranked law schools, older students, caregivers, and students in racially underrepresented groups are more receptive to online law school classes than their counterparts at more elite schools.
Thirty-five percent of surveyed students attending law schools ranked 150th or below by U.S. News & World Report said they prefer attending classes online. Only 24% of surveyed students from schools ranked in the top 50 said they prefer online courses, according to a recent report by AccessLex Institute, a nonprofit that advocates for accessibility and affordability in legal education.
Those findings suggest that broadening access to remote classes could make law school more accessible to older students and those with caregiving responsibilities, the authors said.
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