(PRWEB) March 24, 2015
The American Bar Association now allows law school students to take up to 15 credit hours of online law courses toward their J.D. The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, a pioneer in legal distance education, offers more than 50 ABA-accredited law courses to law school students.
“John Marshall continues its commitment to be a leader in the field of online legal education, both for our own students here in Chicago and for visiting students who can take courses that they might not otherwise have an opportunity to take at their home institution,” said Chris Bevard, John Marshall’s Assistant Director of Educational Technology. “Because we’re continually looking for ways to incorporate new tools and types of interactivity into our new and existing online courses, students can be assured that they’re getting an experience that they won’t get anywhere else.”
Law students are taking online courses more than ever before. Online courses afford students the flexibility to round out their law school schedules with academic study, while conducting “real-world” work through clinical experience or externships. Online courses are open to candidates in their second and third years, and visiting students may apply up to six online hours transferable to a J.D. at their home institution, pending their school’s approval.
John Marshall offers innovative courses reflective of the school’s most distinguished programs, including new courses, Law & New Technology, and Computer Crime, Information Warfare and Economic Espionage. Law & New Technology has been designed in concert with federal law enforcement officials, to highlight the unique concerns new technologies pose from a legal and security standpoint. A full listing of John Marshall’s online course catalog is available at: http://www.jmls.edu/jdonline
John Marshall is investing in distance education in ways unseen at many other law schools. John Marshall’s online courses are produced in an in-house studio and in the field under the direction of media, instructional and resource specialists who, in concert with faculty, oversee both the production quality, as well as the course content.
In addition to its J.D. program, John Marshall provides practicing attorneys the options to earn LLM degrees in employee benefits, estate planning and intellectual property law online, and the law school offers online MS degrees in employee benefits and intellectual property law.
Select J.D. and LLM courses available at John Marshall this summer include:
- Cash or Deferred Arrangements
- Computer Crime, Information Warfare and Economic Espionage
- Constitutional & Military Law
- Cyberspace Law
- Elder Law: Intro; Financial Aspects & Planning (2 courses)
- Estate Planning I
- Estates & Trusts
- International & Comparative Sports Law
- IP in Start-Up Companies
- Law & New Technology
- Leasing Ownership & Management
- Real Estate Transactions
- Right of Publicity & Protection of Personality
- Survey of Federal Income Tax
For more information about John Marshall’s online courses, contact Christine Kraly at ckraly(at)jmls(dot)edu, or go to http://www.jmls.edu/jdonline