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On November 8, 2023, Concord Law School changed its name to Purdue Global Law School. Check out the articles below to learn more about the law school's history, activities, and accomplishments.

Health care executive, Purdue Global Law School alumna encourages new grads to take opportunities, give back to others

May 10, 2024 Health care executive, Purdue Global Law School alumna encourages new grads to take opportunities, give back to others. Read more.

Champion for access to justice, Purdue Global Law School dean continues to move law school forward

April 24, 2024 Martin Pritikin, dean and vice president of Purdue Global Law School, advocates for opportunities for all students pursuing law degrees as he pushes law school into the future. Read more.

Purdue Global Law School’s rural law course helps address legal deserts

April 22, 2024 The Rural Law Practice course (CL817) is designed to provide students with a foundation of knowledge to understand issues affecting rural law practice, including differences in demographics and socioeconomic status that affect potential clients. Read more.

Indiana Supreme Court decision moves Purdue Global Law School forward

February 16, 2024 The Indiana Supreme Court has approved an amendment to Admission & Discipline Rule 13 that creates a path for Purdue Global Law School graduates to become eligible for the state’s bar exam. Read more.

Purdue Global Law School launches AI course

December 11, 2023 Purdue Global Law School has introduced a new course to address the evolving artificial intelligence landscape and the challenges and opportunities it presents for society and the law. Read more.

Concord Law School officially renamed Purdue Global Law School

November 8, 2023 The Purdue Global Board of Trustees in August voted to change the name of Concord Law School to Purdue Global Law School, effective Wednesday (Nov. 8). Read more.

Purdue Global Law School to present ‘The Mind of a Serial Killer’ during upcoming Distinguished Speaker Series event

November 3, 2023 The Law School will host a live discussion titled “The Mind of a Serial Killer” on Nov. 14 for the next installment of its Distinguished Speaker Series. Read more.

Purdue Global trustees approve renaming law school

August 4, 2023 The Purdue Global Board of Trustees voted Friday (Aug. 4) to change the name of its law school to Purdue Global Law School, effective in November. Read more.

Concord Law School at Purdue Global to present ‘The Battle Over Religious Liberty in the Courts’ in next Distinguished Speaker Series event

May 30, 2023 Concord Law School at Purdue Global will present a live discussion titled “The Battle Over Religious Liberty in the Courts” on June 21 for the next installment of its Distinguished Speaker Series. Read more.

Backed by his family, Williams discovered Concord Law School at Purdue Global, Purdue's online university for working adults

April 19, 2023 Concord Law School grad Dolan Williams shares lessons learned – and his commitment to family. Read more.

Concord Law School launches new class to address rural legal issues

April 19, 2023 Concord Law School is launching a course this summer, Rural Law Practice, to empower students who are considering rural law practices. Read more.

Concord Law School celebrates 25 years of audacity

April 12, 2023 Concord’s online format makes it an attractive option for nontraditional students who might not otherwise be able to attend law school. Read more.

Concord Law School celebrates 25 years since becoming the nation’s first of its kind

February 27, 2023 Concord Law School was granted full accreditation by the State Bar of California. Read more.

Global Concord Law School to discuss how technology can promote access to justice in next Distinguished Speaker Series

January 9, 2023 Concord Law School at Purdue Global will present a live discussion titled “Leveraging Access to Justice With Innovative Technology” for the next installment of its Distinguished Speaker Series. Read more.

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2022

Purdue Global Concord Law School names inaugural associate dean of experiential learning

November 1, 2022 When Martin Pritikin began searching for someone to fill the new position of associate dean of experiential learning for Concord Law School at Purdue Global, he didn’t have to look far. Read More.

Purdue Global Concord Law School to discuss expeditionary law with New York Times ‘super lawyer’ in next Distinguished Speaker Series

June 13, 2022 Concord Law School at Purdue University Global will present a live discussion titled “Expeditionary Law: Foreign Dealmaking and the Problem of Corruption” for the next installment of its Distinguished Speaker Series. Read More.

Purdue Global Concord Law School recognizes 2021 graduates, award winners

March 7, 2022 Concord Law School at Purdue University Global celebrated its 2021 graduates on Feb. 24 in Los Angeles. Read More.

Purdue Global Concord Law School to discuss health law with Illinois congressman in next Distinguished Speaker Series

February 15, 2022 Concord Law School at Purdue University Global will present a live discussion titled “Health Law Today: A Congressman’s Perspective” for the next installment of its Distinguished Speaker Series. Read More.

2021

Concord Law School still the front-runner in online legal education

November 9, 2021 COVID-19 forced traditional colleges and universities to transform their teaching and learning methods to an online format. Read More.

Purdue Global Concord Law School to focus on the First Amendment in schools for next Distinguished Speaker Series discussion

June 22, 2021 Concord Law School will host a live discussion titled “Divisive Concepts, Targeted Speech, and Safe Spaces: The First Amendment in Schools” for the next installment of itsDistinguished Speaker Series. Read More.

Purdue Global Concord Law School to focus on ‘The Power of Black Women in the Law’ for next Distinguished Speaker Series discussion

March 10, 2021 To commemorate Women’s History Month, Concord Law School at Purdue University Global will present a live discussion titled “The Power of Black Women in the Law: Past, Present, and Future Perspectives” for the next installment of its Distinguished Speaker Series. Read More.

2020

Concord Law School Fully Accredited by State Bar of California

August 24, 2020 Concord Law School was granted full accreditation by the State Bar of California. Read more.

Concord Law School at Purdue Global to present Law Day webinar on May 1

April 23, 2020 As part of Law Day on May 1, Concord Law School at Purdue Global will present the next installment of its Distinguished Speaker Webinar Series. Read more about the webinar.

Concord Law School graduate to speak at Purdue Global commencement ceremonies

February 20, 2020 Dolan Williams, a graduate of Purdue Global’s Concord Law School, will provide the keynote address at two commencement ceremonies for Purdue Global on Feb. 27 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Read more about the speaker here.

2019

Concord Law School at Purdue Global commencement celebrates 20th anniversary of nation’s first fully online law school

March 6, 2019 Concord Law School at Purdue Global, the nation’s first fully online law school, honored 69 graduates while celebrating its 20th anniversary on Feb. 28 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.  Read more.

Consortium for Access to Justice and Concord Law School Collaborate to Promote Greater Legal Access

January 25, 2019 Concord Law School will provide the Consortium for Access to Justice (CA2J) with strategic, educational, and administrative support and resources to help CA2J gain awareness of its services on a national scale. CA2J's mission is to promote legal incubators, not-for-profit law firms, and other programs addressing the justice gap. Read more about the collaboration.

Concord Law School Wins American Bar Association Louis M. Brown Select Award for Legal Services

January 23, 2019 In recognition of being the first fully online law school to join an incubator program, Concord Law School was awarded the 2019 Louis M. Brown Select Award for Legal Access by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services. Read more here.

2018

Associate Dean of Academics Shaun Jamison Assesses the Pros and Cons of a National Data Privacy Law

December 6, 2018 CPO Magazine published Shaun Jamison’s contributed article “Creating a National Data Privacy Law” discussing the pros and cons of a national data privacy law, the challenges to creating a national data privacy law, and how business can greatly benefit from it. Read more.

Project Led by Concord Law School Wins Award for Expanding Access to Justice

December 4, 2018 A team of legal educators and innovators coordinated by Concord Law School at Purdue 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. Read about the award.

The Associated Press Shared Concord Law School’s 20th Anniversary Announcement

November 8, 2018 Concord Law School’s announcement about celebrating 20 years since it opened its virtual doors in 1998 was featured in the Associated Press.

Concord Law School at Purdue Global Marks 20th Anniversary

November 8, 2018 Concord Law School at Purdue Global, the nation’s first fully-online law school, is celebrating 20 years since it opened its virtual doors in 1998. Read more here.

National Jurist Published Dean Pritikin’s Article on the Increase in Law School Applications and the Job Market

October 9, 2018 National Jurist published Dean Pritikin’s Q4 piece “People Are Flocking to Law School Again. Will There Be Jobs?” as part of his ongoing column.

Dean Pritikin’s Article on the ABA’s Online Credit Increase Published in Law360

September 4, 2018 Law360 published Dean Pritikin’s byline article “ABA Online Credit Increase a Step in the Right Direction” discussing why the ABA is taking a step in the right direction in the proposed rule for online classes. Read the article.

eCampus News Published Dean Martin Pritikin’s Article on Expanding Legal Education and the ABA

July 31, 2018 eCampus News published Dean Pritikin’s contributed article “It’s Time to Expand Online Legal Education” discussing the ABA’s proposal of more online credits for legal courses and how they can do more with offering online education in the future. Read more.

US News & World Report Interviewed Associate Dean of Faculty and Professor of Law Shaun Jamison

June 22, 2018 U.S. News & World Report published the story “10 Things to Do Immediately After Your Identity Is Stolen,” including comments from Shaun Jamison on the things to do if your identity is stolen. Read the interview.

Dean Pritikin’s Article on Automation in the Legal Industry Published in Ross Intelligence

May 11, 2018 Ross Intelligence published Dean Pritikin’s contributed article, “Automation in the Legal Industry: How Will It Affect Recent Law School Grads?” on their website.

JD Journal Published an Article Based on Dean Pritikin’s National Jurist Article on Law School Curriculum

May 9, 2018 JD Journal published an article based off Dean Pritikin’s story in National Jurist. Read the article.

Dean Martin Pritikin’s Article on Law School Curriculums Published in National Jurist

May 8, 2018 National Jurist published Dean Pritikin’s article “Are Law School Curriculums Preparing Students to Succeed?” discussing the curriculums at law schools and whether they truly help law graduates develop the skills to thrive as lawyers. Read more.

ABA Journal Interviewed Dean Pritikin About the Purdue Global Transition

April 18, 2018 ABA Journal published an article featuring Dean Pritikin titled “Concord Law Dean Sees Benefits With Acquisition by Purdue University.” The article discussed the Purdue Global transition and the benefits of the acquisition. Read the article.

The Indiana Lawyer Published an Article About the ABA Featuring Dean Pritikin’s Comments on Online Education

April 4, 2018 Indiana Lawyer published an article titled “ABA Proposal Would Allow Law Schools to Offer More Classes Online” that featured commentary from Dean Pritikin on the best practices and benefits of online education. Read the article.

2018 Graduate Linda Smithies’ Award Announcement Published in The Columbian

March 28, 2018 Linda Smithies’ Sue Lane Award from Concord Law School was announced in The Columbian’s “Neighbors” section today. Read her award announcement.

Associate Dean of Faculty Shaun Jamison Writes About Cybersecurity Frameworks in Law Firms

March 28, 2018 Law360 published Shaun Jamison’s byline “We Need a Cybersecurity Framework for Law Firms” discussing the importance behind law firms creating a cybersecurity framework, the challenges that come with it, and examples of existing frameworks in place. Read more.

Richmond-News Published 2018 Graduate Announcement for Simina Stuparu 

March 19, 2018 Richmond-News published Simina Stuparu’s award announcement in their print edition today. Read the announcement on page A16 of the print edition posted online.

2018 Graduate Kari Nelson Flores’ Moot Court Award Announced in The Daily Record

March 19, 2018 The Daily Record published the award announcement for Kari Nelson Flores, who received Concord Law School’s Moot Court Award. Read the announcement.

2018 Graduate Linda Smithies, Recipient of Concord Law School’s Sue Lane Award, Featured in The Daily News

March 14, 2018 The Daily News in Washington published Concord Law School 2018 graduate Linda Smithies’ award announcement in their “People” section. Read the announcement.

National Jurist Published Dean Martin Pritikin’s Article on Automation and the Legal Industry

March 8, 2018 National Jurist published Dean Pritikin’s contributed article, “Automation in the Legal Industry: How Will It Affect Recent Law School Grads?” It discussed the impact technology has made on the legal profession and the potential impact it will have on the future for individuals hoping to pursue a career in law. Read more.

ABC News Published an Article Featuring Concord Law School’s Live Webinar

February 13, 2018 ABC News published the article “Lawyer for 'Making a Murderer' Subject Wants Supreme Court to Review Case,” featuring the Facebook Live webinar with “Making a Murderer” lawyer Steven Drizin and Dean Pritikin. Read the article.

USA Today Network Published Information About Upcoming Distinguished Speaker Series Event With Steven Drizin

February 6, 2018 Post Crescent, part of the USA Today network, published Concord’s Facebook Live event information for the upcoming discussion between the “Making a Murderer” attorney, Steven Drizin, and Dean Pritikin. Read more.

Graduate Dolan Williams Wrote an Op-Ed for the Times of San Diego

February 4, 2018 Times of San Diego published the op-ed, written by Concord Law School graduate Dolan Williams, titled “Opinion: How to Balance Your Priorities to Pursue a Dream Career,” which reflected on his career change journey. Read more.