Online LLM Degree
The John Marshall Law School’s Center for Tax Law and Employee Benefits began offering an entirely online LLM in Estate Planning in the fall 2012 semester. This new LLM 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 are developed for online delivery and taught by experts from around the country. The faculty includes both law school professors and academics and practitioners to ensure that students receive a firm theoretical foundation 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 to tend to their studies at work or at home and at any time of the day.
The flexibility provided by online delivery allows for a diverse student body, with participants from throughout the country. This dynamic makes 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.