Full Steam Ahead: Effectively Navigating Graduate Programs for Lawyers and Non-Lawyers

This session examines how to conceptualize and actualize new law school programs for graduates and non-lawyers, with an emphasis on developing these programs in the online space. Included will be how to assess third party graduate program relationships, includes the deal terms of these understandings.  The speakers will provide practical examples of aggregated and disaggregated models; fees or income/cost share models; the duties of the school and the vendor regarding students (particularly support), administration, marketing, and student recruitment services; and a comparison with ‘going it alone’ upfront or after a buildup period with a third party partner. The session also covers how to navigate the agreement waters within the university, and speaks to the considerations that must be paid to services, such as career services, ESL, and student support.

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