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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

St. Thomas Launches Masters Programs in Compliance

USTThe University of St. Thomas School of Law has launched two masters programs in Organizational Ethics and Compliance:

The University of St. Thomas School of Law this fall will begin offering two graduate degrees in the field of organizational ethics and compliance. They are the master of studies in law (M.S.L.), for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree, and the master of laws (LL.M) for those who already hold the traditional law degree of juris doctor. ...

The move comes in response to employers who have answered increased government regulations by rapidly adding jobs for compliance professionals, even in times of high national unemployment. Large federal undertakings like the Affordable Care Act and the Dodd-Frank Act have further strengthened compliance professionals’ critical role within corporations.

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Of course, it is a rare compliance job that doesn't require 3-5 years' prior work in compliance, along with a host of series certifications, and it is a fairly common compliance job that explicitly states "No JDs, please," so it will be, um, interesting to see how this program turns out.

- Law school graduate who has been rejected for compliance interviews beyond the realm of counting.

Posted by: Unemployed Northeastern | Feb 18, 2014 4:18:46 PM