LL.M. in Employment Law – Online
In today’s legal market, employment law specialists are called on to advise their clients on issues of increasing sophistication and impact. Emerging theories, new legislation, and the increasingly global marketplace, are only some of the challenges facing employment attorneys. Whether you are a new or experienced attorney, the LL.M. in Employment Law program will help you meet the needs of your clients. The curriculum is in-depth, provides practical applications, and anticipates future developments in employment law.
Program Flexibility and Convenience
The LL.M. in Employment Law will be delivered exclusively online so that busy practitioners can schedule their course work for the time most convenient for them. Using innovative distance learning technology, including the Moodle learning platform, professors will encourage a collaborative learning environment through use of group projects, discussion forums, real time chat, and student and faculty home pages and blogs. Professors may wish to schedule occasional live sessions when most or all of the students are available for synchronous audio/video discussions. However, these sessions will be archived for those who cannot participate or who wish to review them at another time.
Program Structure and Length
The unique structure of the LL.M. program allows students to earn their degree without taking time away from work. Classes will be offered consecutively so that you take onlyone class at a time. In the first two semesters, students will complete four credits by taking two consecutive 2 credit courses. Over the final three semesters, students will complete four credits of course work per semester and will earn an additional four credits through the successful research, writing, and presentation of a thesis of publishable quality. The Academic Calendar is structured with your schedule in mind, offering breaks between semesters.
Our experienced faculty brings a wealth of practical knowledge and scholarship to the LL.M. program. In addition to John Marshall’s full-time faculty, the LL.M. program will be taught by experienced attorneys with decades of employment law practice. These adjunct professors can give students a “real-world” perspective and can further help students develop professional competence through experiential learning.
Interaction With Fellow Students
Students will enter the LL.M. program as a member of a cohort of approximately 15 students and will remain with the same cohort throughout the five semesters of the LL.M. program. Every LL.M. program will begin with a two-day Orientation event at the AJMLS campus in Atlanta. At the end of the fifth term, the cohort of students will reconvene in Atlanta for 2-3 days to deliver their Masters Theses before a panel of classmates, faculty and practitioners. After completion of all their program requirements students may participate in the next scheduled AJMLS Commencement ceremony. The Academic Calendar contains the complete program schedule.
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Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School is fully accredited by the ABA and the ABA has granted acquiescence to the LL.M. in Employment Law degree.