November 8, 2023

Concord Law School officially renamed Purdue Global Law School

Name change allows school to better position itself for long-term efforts 

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The renaming of Purdue Global Law School is now official.

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).

The renaming better positions the law school’s long-term marketing and accreditation efforts and aligns with Purdue Global’s overall branding. It also meets an expectation of the Indiana Supreme Court, which is reviewing a bar licensure petition to allow the online law school’s graduates to be eligible to sit for the Indiana bar exam and become licensed to practice law in the state.

“What the Indiana Supreme Court said it wants aligns perfectly with our own goals,” said Martin Pritikin, dean and vice president of the law school. “We were the original innovator in bringing legal education online, using technology to bring down cost and expand access. The new Purdue Global Law School name highlights our connection to the respected Purdue University system, a land-grant institution with its own well-deserved reputation for innovation.”

The law school is celebrating its 25th anniversary as the nation’s first online law school. One of the school’s goals is to expand access to legal education to increase the availability of legal services, particularly in areas and populations that are underserved.

About Purdue Global

Purdue Global is Purdue’s online university for working adults who have life experience and often some college credits. It offers flexible paths for students to earn an associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree, based on their work experience, military service and previous college credits, no matter where they are in their life journey. Purdue Global is a nonprofit, public university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and backed by Purdue University. For more information, visit

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