Hybrid: Professor Duhl

Professor Gregory M. Duhl named academic director of new hybrid program

William Mitchell College of Law Professor Gregory M. Duhl has been named academic director of the law school’s new hybrid program.

Professor Greg Duhl

Professor Gregory Duhl

In his new role, Duhl will lead the academic program design and implementation for the new hybrid option, a first-of-its-kind program that allows students to earn their J.D. from an American Bar Association-approved law school while completing the majority of their foundational coursework each semester using digital technology.

Students will spend the first 12 to 13 weeks of each semester taking classes online. At the end of each semester, they will travel to William Mitchell’s campus in St. Paul, Minn., where they’ll participate in simulations that allow them to use the skills and knowledge they’ve gained through their courses in skill-building exercises designed to mimic the real-world activities of lawyers.

Professor Duhl led the team that developed the innovative hybrid program proposal, which was submitted to the ABA for review and approval. He is an energetic leader who is nationally recognized for his teaching, scholarly work, and commitment to making legal education more practical.

“As lawyers increasingly rely on technology in their practices, William Mitchell has been committed to preparing students to use those technologies by introducing them in our curriculum,” Duhl said. “Our experience with both e-learning and intensive skills training enables us to pioneer the next chapter in legal education: the hybrid program.”