In May, Florida Coastal School of Law will start a number of programs in logistics and transportation law, including a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree, as well as graduate certificates for lawyers and non-lawyers interested in transportation law.
The programs are offered online and can be completed on the student’s schedule any time. The first term for all programs starts May 6.
“Our goal is to train ‘solution brokers,’ well-rounded transportation and logistics professionals who can communicate with carriers, regulators, labor, and lawyers to resolve legal disputes before they enter litigation,” said Rod Sullivan, director of the Logistics and Transportation Law programs, and a professor of law at Florida Coastal. “International transportation and logistics is one of the fastest-growing businesses worldwide and there is an increased demand for professionals who are educated in the intersection between operations, regulation, labor and law.”
Sullivan said the program will give students “cutting-edge” training in the practical and regulatory aspects of the operations of ocean carriers, rail carriers, truck and air carriers, supply-chain managers, the governmental agencies which regulate them, and the labor unions which serve them. Global climate change and other environmental aspects of transportation are also key components of the industry and of Coastal Law’s programs, he said.
The logistics program
is open to both U.S. and international students. Students working towards an LL.M. degree must complete 24 credits. Lawyers or non-lawyers working towards a Certificate in Logistics and Transportation Law must complete 12 credits. The certificate program is open to graduates with a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. college, or the equivalent from a foreign university.
During each fall, spring, and summer semester, there will be two seven-week terms followed by a one-week exam period. It is expected students will complete the program in no more than four years.