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Loyola to offer online law degree

Posted by loyolastudentdispatch on June 4, 2012

Loyola University Chicago’s School of Law will be offering an online degree in business and corporate governance through a partnership with Concord Law School, it was announced Monday.

Here is the news from a university press release:

Loyola University Chicago’s School of Law is pleased to announce that it will partner with Concord Law School to offer a Master of Jurisprudence in Business and Corporate Governance Law online beginning September 4, 2012.

The 24-credit part-time program is specifically designed for business professionals who are seeking to enhance their understanding of the law. Students will learn how to effectively identify the interplay between legal and business concepts, and navigate in today’s regulatory and compliance-driven business environment.

“Our collaboration with Concord in establishing both the online LLM and MJ programs in Health Law through Loyola’s Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy, and the online MJ in Children’s Law and Policy through the Civitas ChildLaw Center has been extremely successful. It was an easy decision to further expand our online offerings so that business professionals may also benefit from this practical legal training,” said David Yellen, dean of Loyola University Chicago’s School of Law.

MJ candidates will enjoy a curriculum focused on current real world business and legal issues with an emphasis on corporate governance and ethics. All courses will be taught by Loyola University Chicago law faculty in an online-platform with Concord Law School.

“This new partnership enables Loyola to broaden its offerings to business professionals who are interested in enhancing their professional skills with a legal education that is both convenient and makes good business sense,” said Shelley Dunck, academic program director and co-director of the Business Law Clinic at Loyola.

Courses offered include Introduction to Business Law, Legal Research and Writing, Business Organizations, Business Ethics and Social Responsibility, Business Planning, Corporate Tax, Corporate Governance Law and Practice, Financial Institution Regulation I and II, and Securities Regulation I and II.

“We could not be more pleased that this unique partnership with Loyola University Chicago can offer so many professionals in a variety of disciplines the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the law as it relates to their work,” said Stephen Burnett, vice president for auxiliary businesses, Kaplan Legal Education.

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