Hi all -Thought I'd bring this discussion full circle back to the Concord discussion. . .I'm really interested in your thoughts on my dilemma.I am a full-time online professor. I've been teaching online for about six years, FT for about a year. As others have posted in this and other threads, without a doubt, online courses are just as (if not more) challenging than F2F ones. I went to a "brick and mortar" school for undergrad and graduate school and have taught a myriad of courses both online and F2F. Alternately, I realize that there is still a stigma about online ed.So, here's my dilemma. . .If I do not wish to practice law and only want the JD because of the need for a terminal degree in upper-level administrative positions within higher education is Concord the way to go? As all of you, I'm quite busy (FT career, young kids, etc.) so a "traditional" law program is out of the question, but recognize that I cannot move much higher in my career without a doctorate degree. Alternately, I am much more interested in law course work than the courses required within a doctorate in education, psychology, etc.I look forward to seeing your thoughts on this; thank you in advance.
Technically, the JD degree does not entitle the holder to the title "Doctor." The law degree that entitles the holder to that title is the Doctor of Juridical Science. If it is the title you are after and you going to stay in academia, there are several online PhD programs. Personally, I think the JD degree gives you more flexibility. If you don't want to practice law, then Concord (or one of the other online law programs) would be the way to go.
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