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John Marshall offers more than 50 online courses

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The John Marshall Law School has expanded its catalog of online courses to more than 50, the school recently announced.

The distance-learning courses are open second- and third-year students, as well as visiting students from other schools, pending their school’s approval. Visiting students can apply up to six hours transferrable to a J.D. at their home institution. Current ABA rules allow J.D. students to take up to 12 credit hours total through online learning.

“Our goal is to provide interactive, robust online courses that engage students on the same level as being in the classroom and that means leveraging new technology in a variety of ways,” said Chris Bevard, John Marshall’s Assistant Director of Educational Technology. “Student experience is the No. 1 priority when it comes to our online courses.”

John Marshall is investing in distance education in ways unseen at many other law schools. John Marshall’s online courses are produced in an in-house studio and in the field under the direction of media, instructional and resource specialists who, in concert with faculty, oversee both the production quality, as well as the course content.

“Our online students are every bit as much a part of the John Marshall community as our students here on campus, and we’re continually enriching our online student experience by offering access to virtual events, technology training, social media – all of the things that online students have come to expect from an institution committed to distance education,” Bevard said.

Courses offered in summer 2014 included: Constitutional & Military Law, Elder Law: Intro; Financial Aspects & Planning, Employee Benefits Law,  International Business Transactions, International & Comparative Sports Law, IP in Business Organization,  Technology & the Law, Video Game Law.