Are Online Law Degrees the Next Big Thing?

As law schools shrink and face cash problems, many believe online LL.M programs are “the next big thing” and a good way for the schools to tap into new markets, the JD Journal reports. Schools shed their staff and faculty and ramp up enrollment with their virtual arm in order keep expenses low and avoid the fate of Seton Hall, Pacific McGeorge School of Law and Vermont School of Law, which had to dramatically downsize. Pepperdine Law professor Paul Caron added that the law degree does not significantly improve a job candidate’s resume, however, and that it doesn’t justify the costs.