(PRWEB) June 07, 2012
The Center for Real Estate Law at The John Marshall Law School is offering attorneys and real estate professionals opportunities to specialize in their fields through two graduate degrees—the LLM in Real Estate Law for practicing attorneys and the MS in Real Estate Law for non-attorneys involved in commercial real estate.
The LLM curriculum takes a transactional approach to legal education, teaching real estate law in the context of actual deals. The LLM degree requires 24 credits, 10 of which are electives that allow students to focus their degree. Available concentrations include Finance, Sustainability and General Transactions. Degree candidates also have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through the Real Estate Legal Practicum, an externship in a private law office, corporation or government agency.
The MS curriculum is designed to give non-attorney real estate professionals the knowledge and skills to assess legal risks and address client needs in commercial real estate transactions. Students must complete 24 credits to earn the MS in Real Estate Law. After completing introductory legal courses in small cohort groups, students take the remaining courses with LLM students, allowing for a beneficial mix of attorneys and non-attorneys in the classroom.
Class schedules for the LLM and MS programs are designed to accommodate students who practice or work full time while earning their graduate degree.
The Center for Real Estate Law is hosting information sessions on the LLM and MS degree options at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Information sessions on the MS program are on Wednesday, June 13, and Tuesday, June 26, from 5 to 6 p.m. Information sessions on the LLM program are on Thursday, July 12, 2012 from 5 to 6 p.m. or Wednesday July 18, 2012 from noon to 1 p.m., and 5 to 5:45 p.m.
The John Marshall Law School is now accepting applications for the fall 2012 semester. To learn more, visit http://www.jmls.edu/realestate.
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 & World Report America’s Best Graduate Schools 2013 ranks John Marshall in the top tier of law schools. Its Legal Writing Program is ranked sixth in the nation; and Intellectual Property Law is 17th. John Marshall offers the nation’s only graduate Employee Benefits Program. 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.