FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Shelley L. Dunck
Loyola University Chicago
Holly B. Hernandez
Concord Law School of Kaplan University
Loyola University Chicago School of Law Partners with Concord Law School to Launch New Master of Jurisprudence Program
CHICAGO, June 4, 2012—Loyola University Chicago’s School of Law is pleased to announce that it will partner with Concord Law School to offer a Master of Jurisprudence in Business and Corporate Governance Law online beginning September 4, 2012.
The 24-credit part-time program is specifically designed for business professionals who are seeking to enhance their understanding of the law. Students will learn how to effectively identify the interplay between legal and business concepts, and navigate in today’s regulatory and compliance-driven business environment.
“Our collaboration with Concord in establishing both the online LLM and MJ programs in Health Law through Loyola’s Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy, and the online MJ in Children’s Law and Policy through the Civitas ChildLaw Center has been extremely successful. It was an easy decision to further expand our online offerings so that business professionals may also benefit from this practical legal training,” said David Yellen, dean of Loyola University Chicago’s School of Law.
MJ candidates will enjoy a curriculum focused on current real world business and legal issues with an emphasis on corporate governance and ethics. All courses will be taught by Loyola University Chicago law faculty in an online-platform with Concord Law School.
“This new partnership enables Loyola to broaden its offerings to business professionals who are interested in enhancing their professional skills with a legal education that is both convenient and makes good business sense,” said Shelley Dunck, academic program director and co-director of the Business Law Clinic at Loyola.
Courses offered include Introduction to Business Law, Legal Research and Writing, Business Organizations, Business Ethics and Social Responsibility, Business Planning, Corporate Tax, Corporate Governance Law and Practice, Financial Institution Regulation I and II, and Securities Regulation I and II.
“We could not be more pleased that this unique partnership with Loyola University Chicago can offer so many professionals in a variety of disciplines the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the law as it relates to their work,” said Stephen Burnett, vice president for auxiliary businesses, Kaplan Legal Education.
About Concord Law School of Kaplan University
Concord Law School is the nation’s premier provider of online law degrees, opening its virtual doors in 1998. Concord has helped more than 1,500 graduates obtain their Juris Doctor or Executive Juris Doctor degree. Concord’s proprietary learning management system supports all the functions of a traditional law school while providing a robust curriculum and interactive learning environment. For more information, visit info.concordlawschool.edu.
About Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Loyola’s School of Law has been educating students across the country and around the world for 100 years. The school offers full- and part-time Juris Doctor programs, with specialized certificates available in advocacy, child and family law, health law, international law and practice, and tax law. For attorneys pursuing advanced legal education, the school offers Master of Laws programs in advocacy, business law, child and family law, health law, rule of law for development, tax law, and two programs in international law. In addition, the school offers an online Master of Jurisprudence for non-attorney professionals in business and corporate governance, child and family law, and health law, as well as two doctoral degrees focusing on health law and policy (SJD and DLaw).
About Loyola University Chicago
Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago is the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic university, with more than 16,000 students. Nearly 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 countries call Loyola home. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy, as well as a presence in Beijing and an academic center in Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The University’s 10 schools and colleges include arts and sciences, business administration, communication, continuing and professional studies, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, and social work. Consistently ranked a top national university by U.S.News & World Report, Loyola is also among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. To learn more about Loyola, visit LUC.edu, “like” us at Facebook.com/LoyolaChicago, or follow us on Twitter via @LoyolaChicago.