Online legal education program for non-lawyers gives business professionals an edge

ATLANTA, June 12, 2017 — Emory University School of Law is now making its Juris Master degree for non-lawyers available in an online format designed specifically for business professionals. The Juris Master (JM) program includes a concentration in Business Law & Regulation that offers students legal knowledge to help reinforce and advance their business careers. The deadline to apply for fall semester 2017 enrollment is June 30.

Whether helming a start-up or steering a multi-national company to the next level of growth, business leaders need knowledge of the law when facing issues relating to contracts, corporate finance, negotiations, privacy law, and more. Those who complete the Business Law & Regulation JM program walk away with a breadth of insight into these and other essential topics. Students come from varied disciplines, backgrounds, and professions, from C-Level executives and commercial lending officers to real estate developers and business consultants. 

“Business is becoming highly complex,” said Raymond Tsao, President and CEO of Covendis and JM student. “The JM program and the Emory Law faculty provide a solid understanding of the law that has a lot of practical application, whether negotiating deals or making important decisions for the business or organization.”

The program begins by equipping students with a strong understanding of the American legal system. Business professionals will acquire the ability to analyze, research, and communicate legal issues, while gaining a keen eye for the interpreting of contracts. Core courses cover alternate dispute resolution, administrative law, and a review of law and the legal profession.

Advanced coursework includes the study of the formation, financing, and management of business corporations; banking, securities, and financial regulation; risk management and internal regulation of business activity; fundamentals of deal-making; data management and protection; cybersecurity; and privacy regulations for public and private organizations.

The Juris Master program is a 30-credit-hour master’s degree that provides professionals with the legal knowledge and skills to navigate increasingly complex regulatory environments and contribute in more significant ways to their organizations. The new online format, which offers concentrations in health law and business law, can be completed in 18 months, and includes three 3-day sessions on-campus in a classroom setting. An on-campus program of study, which offers a wide range of concentrations, is also offered; it can be completed full-time in nine months or part-time in as long as four years. Scholarships and financial aid are available.

About Emory University School of Law

Founded in 1916, Emory University School of Law is an American Bar Association (ABA) nationally accredited law school. Consistently ranked as one of the premier law schools in the United States, Emory Law offers exceptional doctrinal and practical legal education with signature programs in advocacy, transactional law, technology and IP law, law and religion, and vulnerability studies.

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SOURCE Emory University School of Law

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