Florida Coastal starts online LL.M. and graduate certificates in Transportation law

Florida Coastal School of Law has launched a number of online programs in Logistics and Transportation Law, including an LL.M. degree, as well as graduate certificates for lawyers and non-lawyers interested in transportation law.

“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.”

This is the first known program in this area of law. Sullivan said the goal of the program is to 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 program is open to 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. Non-degree holders who have significant relevant work experience in civilian or military transportation and logistics are eligible to apply and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
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.

“We look forward to the launch of what we imagine will be a very successful program,” said Coastal Law’s Vice President of Strategy and General Counsel Terri Davlantes. “There is no other place in the country as qualified as Jacksonville to host such an innovative curriculum.”

The first term for all programs began on May 6, 2013.