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Loyola University Chicago School of Law Partners with Concord Law School to Launch Part-time Online MJ in Children’s Law and Policy

LOS ANGELES, August 8, 2011 – Loyola University Chicago’s School of Law announced today that it will partner with Concord Law School to offer a Master of Jurisprudence in Children’s Law and Policy online beginning September 6, 2011.

The 24-credit part-time Loyola degree program is specifically designed for professionals who are committed to promoting children’s health, safety, education, and well-being, and who wish to enhance their professional skills, achieve their career objectives and advocate more effectively for children and youth. All Loyola courses will now be offered online as part of the collaboration with Concord Law School and its technology.

Loyola’s Civitas ChildLaw Center is one of the nation’s premier law school programs in Children’s Law. The curriculum includes Introduction to the Study of Law and the Legal System, Introduction to Children’s Law, Policy and Practice, Leadership Development, and such electives as Education Law and Policy, Child Welfare Law, Juvenile Justice, Family Law, Mental Health Law, Poverty and Public Benefits, Conflict Resolution, and more. All courses will now be offered online as part of the collaboration with Concord Law School.

“We have been extremely pleased with our collaboration with Concord in establishing a LL.M. program in Health Law through the Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy last year,” said David Yellen, Dean of Loyola’s School of Law. “This new collaboration enables our Civitas ChildLaw Center to expand its mission by reaching child advocates and professionals who are unable to attend classes in Chicago.”

“Increased accessibility to legal education is a significant part of our school’s mission, and we are very pleased to be part of this project,” said Stephen Burnett, Interim Dean of Concord Law School. “This partnership with the Loyola University Chicago School of Law brings their first-rate curriculum to a broader audience, providing opportunities for more students and greater understanding of this critical legal field.”

About The Civitas ChildLaw Center
The Civitas ChildLaw Center was established in 1993 to address the unique legal needs of children and their families. It accomplishes its mission of preparing lawyers and other leaders to be effective advocates for children through a program of teaching, scholarship, service, and law reform. The Center and its faculty are the recipients of numerous awards in the field of child advocacy and children’s rights. For more information, please visit: www.childlawmj.org.

About Loyola University Chicago
Committed to preparing people to lead extraordinary lives, Loyola University Chicago, founded in 1870, is the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic university. Enrollment is nearly 16,000 students, which includes almost 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 countries. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy. Loyola also serves as the U.S. host university to The Beijing Center for Chinese Studies in Beijing,
China and now features an academic center in Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Loyola’s 10 schools and colleges include arts and sciences, business administration, communication, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, continuing and professional studies, and social work. Loyola offers 71 undergraduate majors, 71 undergraduate minors, 85 master’s degrees, and 31 doctoral degrees. Loyola is consistently ranked among the “top national universities” by U.S.News & World Report, and the University is among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations, such as the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. For more information about Loyola, please visit LUC.edu. You can also follow the University on Twitter (@LoyolaChicago) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/LoyolaChicago).

About Concord Law School
Concord Law School of Kaplan University is the nation’s premier provider of online law degrees. Since opening its virtual doors in 1998, Concord has helped more than 1,300 graduates obtain their Juris Doctor (JD) or Executive Juris DoctorSM (EJD) degree. Concord is the only online law school to be part of a regionally accredited institution of higher education, Kaplan University, which is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Concord is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

Concord Law School of Kaplan University is part of Kaplan Higher Education, which serves more than 92,000 students through more than 70 campus-based schools across the United States and abroad. Kaplan Higher Education is part of Kaplan, Inc., a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan, Inc. is a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO) and is its largest division. For more information, visit http://info.concordlawschool.edu.




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