Why study the law of Transportation and Logistics?
Transportation and Logistics is a vastly growing field. International trade continues to expand each year, and the opening of the "New Panama Canal" will only increase this trend. Studying Transportation and Logistics will give graduates a specialized education and a thorough understanding of materials most applicable to potential employers in this field.
Who can take the program?
Florida Coastal School of Laws logistics and transportation programs are designed for both lawyers and non-lawyers.
Students with a J.D. degree from either a U.S. law school or a law school outside of the U.S. may earn an LL.M. degree in Transportation and Logistics Law by successfully completing 24 credits.
Students who have a bachelor’s degree or significant work experience in the transportation and logistics industry may earn a Certificate in Transportation and Logistics Regulation by successfully completing 12 credits.
What will students learn?
The Coastal Law Transportation and Logistics programs will generate well-rounded specialists who are skilled in three primary areas: private enterprise, government, and law. While students will choose one area of concentration, the curriculum has been developed to produce versatile graduates who will have specific as well as comprehensive knowledge of this field. For example, graduates who pursue careers in government service will possess the knowledge to understand and appreciate the problems of private companies.
What is the training like?
The program is completely online. Students may access their classes anytime, day or night, over the internet on a desktop or laptop computer, tablet device, or smartphone. Some classes are video lectures and some are power points with voice-over lectures. Professors are encouraged to “mix-it up” in order to keep things interesting.
Most individual classes are short, lasting only 20-30 minutes each. Although there are a lot of them, you can access them anywhere–during lunch, while waiting for an airplane, or early in the morning before going to work.
Students contribute to the class discussion on a bulletin board where they exchange ideas, and their personal stories with their professors and with other students. Students are encouraged to contribute news articles and video-links to help liven the discussion.
Each professor has his or her own policy on written assignments–how many and how long you have to complete them. Written assignments are submitted to the professor by placing them in a dropbox, or emailing them directly to the professor.
Are there any required courses?
Each student is required to take two required courses: International Business Transactions and Maritime Law. After the two required courses, students design their own curriculum from a wide selection of one and two-credit courses. Take a look at our course descriptions to get an idea.
What kind of organizations will hire someone with an advanced degree in Transportation and Logistics law?
Logistics and Transportation degrees appeal to companies which import and export goods to and from the United States, especially those with operations in China, Korea, Japan, Brasil, Canada, and Mexico. Other potential employers include cruise lines, port authorities, trucking and rail lines, and government agencies like the Army Corps of Engineers, the Coast Guard and the Department of Transportation.
Will I have library access online?
Each student will be provided with online access to Florida Coastal School of Law's library and legal research tools, including Lexis-Nexis.
How long does it take to complete a degree?
Each term lasts for seven weeks and there are six terms in each academic year. Each term begins with an orientation to your courses and ends with a final exam. Grades are posted two weeks after the final exam is given.
When can I be admitted?
Admissions are on a rolling basis and new students will be added each term.