Florida Coastal launches logistics, transportation online law programs
Florida Coastal School of Law announced Thursday it plans to launch programs in logistics and transportation law, including a Master of Laws degree and graduate certificates for lawyers and non-lawyers interested in transportation law.
The programs will only be offered online and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The first term begins 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, Florida Coastal professor and director of the logistics and transportation law program.
"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 in a news release.
The goal of the program is to provide students training in practical and regulatory aspects of operations of ocean carriers, rail carriers, truck and air carriers, supply-chain managers, the governmental agencies that regulate them, and the labor unions that serve them, Sullivan said.
The program is open to U.S. and international students. Students working toward a Master of Laws degree must complete 24 credits, while attorneys and non-attorneys working toward a certification must complete 12 credits.
During each fall, spring and summer semester, there will be two seven-week terms followed by a one-week exam period and 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," Coastal Law Vice President of Strategy and General Counsel Terri Davlantes said in the release.
"There is no other place in the country as qualified as Jacksonville to host such an innovative curriculum," she said.