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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

John Marshall to Offer Online Estate Planning LL.M.

John MarshallJohn Marshall Law School (Chicago) will begin offering an entirely online LL.M. in Estate Planning in the Fall 2012 semester:

This new LL.M. program has a comprehensive curriculum designed to help students master the theoretical and practical aspects of estate planning.  The program is structured to produce practice -ready graduates who will be able to begin practicing in the estate planning arena upon receiving their degrees.

Program courses will be developed for online delivery and taught by experts from around the country. The faculty will include both law school professors and academics and practitioners. This will ensure that students receive a firm theoretical founding in the legal fundamentals as well as a thorough understanding of how to apply what they have learned.

Since the courses will be offered online, there will not be any set class meetings that must be attended. Thus, students will be able to create their own academic schedules that meet their particular needs.  Additionally, online delivery will enable students tend to their studies at work or at home and at any time of the day.

It is anticipated that the flexibility provided by online delivery will result in a diverse student body, with participants from throughout the country.  This dynamic will make the online class discussions more interesting and educational as students share perspectives from their respective geographical regions.

To earn the degree students must satisfactorily complete 24 credit hours, all of the required courses, and a comprehensive estate planning project assigned by the director.

The National Jurist:

The John Marshall Law School ... new online LL.M. in Estate Planning ... will be the 17th online LL.M. at an ABA-accredited law school. ... This is only the third LL.M. in estate planning, with traditional programs at University of Baltimore and University of Miami.

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