The John Marshall Law School Offering MS and LLM Degrees Online

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The John Marshall Law School in Chicago continues to expand its distance education programs with its online MS and LLM degree programs in Employee Benefits and Intellectual Property Law, and an LLM degree in Estate Planning. The master’s in law or advanced online degree programs offer practicing attorneys and non-attorney professionals an opportunity to specialize in specific areas of law. John Marshall’s online education platform, eCourses, offers flexibility to take law courses anytime, anywhere.

The John Marshall Law School in Chicago continues to expand its distance education programs with its online MS and LLM degree programs in Employee Benefits and Intellectual Property Law, and an LLM degree in Estate Planning. The master’s in law or advanced online degree programs offer practicing attorneys and non-attorney professionals an opportunity to specialize in specific areas of law. John Marshall’s online education platform, eCourses, offers flexibility to take law courses anytime, anywhere.

The John Marshall Law School in Chicago is using the latest in academic technology to make traditional law courses available for credit, and as part of advanced online LLM and MS law degrees, for the increasing number of students interested in learning outside the traditional classroom.

The Higher Learning Commission has reviewed and approved the law school’s specially designed online MS and LLM degree programs in Employee Benefits, Intellectual Property Law and Estate Planning. The master’s in law or advanced online degree programs offer practicing attorneys and non-attorney professionals an opportunity to specialize in specific areas of law. John Marshall’s online education platform, eCourses, offers flexibility to take law courses anytime, anywhere.

“Lawyers and other professionals will now have new opportunities for learning that they otherwise may not have had,” said June Liebert, director of Distance Education, who has been teaching online and studying distance education for more than a decade. “Students will have the flexibility to learn on their own schedule, and our online format can accommodate different student learning styles.”

Both the online MS and LLM in Employee Benefits, allow lawyers and human resource professionals to obtain a further understanding of ERISA law. The John Marshall MS and LLM in Employee Benefits are the only online degrees of this kind in the country, and are led by Professor Kathryn Kennedy, director of the Center for Tax Law and Employee Benefits..

The online MS and LLM degrees in Intellectual Property Law offer a range of copyright, trademark and patent courses. The John Marshall Intellectual Property program is ranked 17th in the country by U.S. News and World Report.

John Marshall began offering attorneys an online LLM degree in Estate Planning in the fall 2012 semester. It is the first John Marshall law degree to be offered only online. Graduates of the Estate Planning program will be able to protect clients’ wealth and assets for future generations.

John Marshall’s “eCourses” are offered on an asynchronous basis, so students can log in at any time in order to participate in the class. Graduate students sign onto their online class websites to interact with their professor and fellow classmates using tools such as chat, discussion boards and email.

Students enjoy several advantages, including: added assessment during the semester (unlike traditional law courses that tend to depend on one final exam); classes that can be watched several times to help students absorb the material; and individual and group assignments, quizzes, downloadable lectures and weekly chats that allow the professor to engage the students in their law course material while providing them the flexibility to take their classes anytime, anywhere.

Visit ecourses.jmls.edu for additional information about the upcoming spring 2013 schedule.

About The John Marshall Law School

The John Marshall Law School, founded in 1899, is an independent law school located in the heart of Chicago’s legal, financial and commercial districts. U.S. News and World Report America’s Best Graduate Schools 2013 ranks the law school’s Legal Writing Program sixth in the nation. The publication also ranked the Intellectual Property Law Program17th. John Marshall offers the nation’s only graduate program in employee benefits. Its program in Information Technology and Privacy Law remains the only graduate law program in the country that emphasizes privacy as part of its core curriculum. And, The John Marshall Law School is one of three law schools in the country offering graduate programs in real estate law.

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