Thursday, September 18, 2014

Stetson to offer accelerated LL.M. degree in advocacy

Since August of last year, Stetson has been offering an online LL.M. degree in advocacy though its Center for Excellence in Advocacy.  According to a press release published by the PreLaw Magazine blog, next spring Stetson will also begin to offer an accelerated joint J.D.-LL.M. degree that allows students to shave a semester off what otherwise would be a 4 year, 8 semester commitment.  Of course this also means students can save some serious tuition money by adding the LL.M. for half the cost. 

PreLaw has a few more details about the program set to start in spring 2015.

The Florida based law school’s new program will apply 12 hours of J.D. courses towards the LL.M. degree. Students must also complete an additional 12 hours of LL.M. coursework. This will allow students to earn their LL.M. degree in six months rather than twelve.

“This innovative new program allows Stetson to build on our strengths as America’s top-ranked law school for advocacy, offers students a focused learning environment to further develop skills that lawyers use every day, and distinguishes our students in an increasingly competitive legal marketplace,” said Stetson Law Dean Christopher Pietruszkiewicz. “It provides students with the opportunity to earn a second degree within a shorter time and with less expense than the traditional path for obtaining these two degrees.”

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You can continue to read the press release at PreLaw here or jump here to learn more about Stetson's Center for Excellence in Advocacy and here to read about its online Advocacy LL.M. program.


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