Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Concord, the nation's first online law school based in California, was just awarded the inaugural Wolters Kluwer Leading Edge Prize for Educational Innovation for the school's work improving access to justice for low-income clients through a project called "Expanding Access to Justice and Practical Legal Training." BusinessWire has the details:
A team of legal educators and innovators coordinated by Concord Law School at Purdue University Global, the nation’s first fully-online law school, has won the inaugural Wolters Kluwer Leading Edge Prize for Educational Innovation for its work improving access to justice for low-income clients.
The award was given for the project Expanding Access to Justice and Practical Legal Training, a collaborative effort of two related start-up firms – Proboknow and Lowboknow – geared toward bridging the access-to-justice gap, especially prevalent among clients with limited access to affordable legal help.
The project team was brought together by Concord Law School Dean Martin Pritikin, who said the award reflects the school’s commitment to seek greater affordability, flexibility, and access to a law degree – and to legal services.
“Concord Law School continues to set the bar for developing and supporting innovating programs that revolutionize the way students can obtain a law degree,” said Pritikin. “We also believe strongly that greater access to affordable legal education will lead to greater and more equitable access to the legal system, especially in underserved communities.”
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