Why study the law of Logistics and Transportation?
Logistics and Transportation is the movement of goods and passengers in interstate and international commerce. It is a field which is growing at the rate of 23% per decade.
Logistics and Transporation also includes the study of new areas of the law: Regulatory compliance to address Global Climate Change, LNG/CNG Regulation, and the study of litigation and regulation of AVs (Autonomous or "Driverless" Vehicles).
Who can take the program?
Both law school graduates and non-law school graduates may enter into the program.
Students with a J.D. degree (or a comparable degree from a college outside of the U.S.) may earn an LL.M. degree by completing 24 credits.
Students with a bachelor’s degree (or significant experience in the industry; e.g. a CTL or military service) may earn a Certificate in Logistics and Transportation Regulation by completing 12 credits.
What will students learn?
Logistics and Transporation law includes the study of litigation (prosecution and defense of trucking, rail and maritime accidents); regulatory compliance with international and national regulatory bodies; international contracting; customs; immigration; and criminal law.
What is the training like?
The program is completely online and asynchronous.
Students receive access to three recorded lectures each week. They may access the lectures anytime, day or night.
Students should expect to interact with their professors and fellow students at least twice a week on the class bulletin board (some professors prefer Facebook). Students are encouraged to share their personal insights on the bulletin board. They may also contribute news articles and video-links.
Students should expect to complete one written exercise each week. Students should expect to learn one new skill a week.
Written assignments are submitted to the professor by placing them in a dropbox, or emailing them directly to the professor.
What kind of firms and companies hire someone with an advanced degree in Logistics and Transportation law and regulatory compliance?
LL.M. degrees in Logistics and Transportation appeal to law firms, and in-house counsel, which provide litigation services or regulatory advice to companies operating or contracting for ships, aircraft, trucks, and railroads.
Certificates in Logistics and Transportation Regulation appeal to ocean carriers, air carriers, shippers, trucking companies, rail carriers which are required to comply with international and national regulations regarding transportation.
Will I have library access online?
Each student will be provided with online access to Lexis-Nexis.
How long does it take to complete a degree?
There are six terms in each academic year. Each term lasts seven weeks.
Studying full time, the program can be completed in one year.
Students who are working full time are encouraged to take just two classes at a time, in which case the program can be completed in two years.
When can I be admitted?
Students are admitted three times a year. Application deadlines are as follows:
Dec. 15 Terms 1 and 2
April 24 Terms 3 and 4
Aug. 23 Terms 5 and 6