Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The plan, which the school will implement this month according to the Florida Bar News, is to offer an LLM for both domestic and international law grads looking to work in the field of "transportation and logistics" as well as a certificate "degree" for non-lawyers looking for a career enhancer. Professor Rod Sullivan, the program's new director, told the Florida Bar News the following:
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 . . . .
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.
The business of transportation and logistics is one of the fastest-growing industries worldwide. Likewise, there is an increased demand for professionals who are educated in the laws and regulations governing this dynamic industry. Students who complete Coastal Law’s program in Logistics and Transportation will possess the regulatory knowledge as well as the management skills to work with government and environmental regulators, organized labor, and logisticians transporting goods.
Florida Coastal School of Law is proud to introduce a number of innovative online offerings, including certificates for lawyers and non-lawyers as well as the country’s first LL.M. in Logistics and Transportation. These programs will teach students about the operations, regulation, and litigation as it pertains to logistics and transportation.
Florida Coastal School of Laws logistics and transportation programs are designed for three different types of students:
- Those with a J.D. degree from either a U.S. law school or a law school outside of the U.S. who are interested in obtaining an LL.M. degree in Logistics and Transportation Law.
- Those with a J.D. degree from either a U.S. law school or a law school outside of the U.S. who are interested in obtaining a Certificate in Logistics and Transportation Law.
- Those who have a bachelor’s degree or significant work experience in the logistics and transportation field who are interested in obtaining a Certificate in Logistics and Transportation Regulation.