Stetson University College of Law will offer new online LL.M. program in Advocacy starting in the fall. Courses will be offered part-time during two years through a distance-learning platform, and there will be limited in-person participation.
“We focus on preparing our students for the practice of law, providing them the skills, knowledge and confidence to be as comfortable before the bench as they are drafting a brief for a case or interviewing a client,” said Charles Rose, director of the Center for Excellence in Advocacy and Professor of Excellence in Trial Advocacy at Stetson. “Stetson gives students the skills they need to conduct the business of law in the real world.”
The program is designed to meet the needs of busy legal practitioners.
Stetson already offers an online LL.M. in Elder Law, a degree that is designed to help attorneys distinguish themselves in the area of estate planning, trusts, retirement planning, guardianship and other legal areas affecting our aging population.
It also offers a traditional LL.M. in International Law, an intensive one-year course that leads to an advanced legal degree with concentrations in either international public law or international private law. Foreign-trained attorneys in Stetson’s LL.M. In International Law program also participate in a two-week orientation course and take special courses on the U.S. legal system.
Applicants for admission to Stetson’s LL.M. programs must have a law degree from a U.S. law school or a law school approved by the appropriate authority outside the U.S.