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The First Online Law Degree

Thomas Jefferson School of Law is making history, of sorts, by offering the first online degree from an ABA-accredited law school. As Elizabeth Amon reports at Legal Pad LA, the San Diego school now offers an LL.M. degree online through its Walter H. and Dorothy B. Diamond Graduate Law Program in International Tax and Financial Services. Amon writes:

"The program will be led by Professor William H. Byrnes, IV, a former associate director of international tax at the global tax and accounting firm now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers. 'Online interactive learning legal education is still a frontier, requiring a law school with a commitment to lead in uncharted waters, to be the creator of best practices for others to follow,' said Professor Byrnes."

The program may be online, but it will nonetheless cost you hard cash -- tuition is $1,000 per credit hour. But for that you learn all about such subjects as money laundering, international tax, offshore financial centers and cybercrime -- all from the comfort of your home or your Caribbean tax haven.

Posted by Robert J. Ambrogi on July 18, 2007 at 03:26 PM | Permalink | Comments (5)

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