RICHARD L. HERMANN
received his JD from Cornell Law School, his MA from the New School University, and his BA from Yale and is a Concord Law School professor teaching the only legal career management course in the U.S. He co-founded Federal Reports, Inc., the leading provider of legal career information in the U.S., and AttorneyJobs.com. He is a legal career consultant with over 30 years of experience in career counseling of attorneys. Early in his career as an attorney, Hermann was a senior legal consultant to the U.S. Departments of Defense, Justice and Energy, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. He is the author of more than 20 books on legal careers.
KAPLAN LEGAL EDUCATION
Kaplan Legal Education (KLE), a unit of Kaplan University, is a premier provider of online law programs. Its proprietary Learning Management System provides an online delivery system developed specifically to support the requirements of a robust and interactive legal education. Concord Law School, part of KLE, was launched on the platform in 1998 and is today the leading online law school. In addition, KLE partners with bricks and mortar law schools to put their Master of Laws and Master of Jurisprudence degree programs online.
KLE, which also includes the University's School of Legal Studies, serves a wide range of students—from those beginning or continuing their postsecondary education with an undergraduate degree or certificate to those looking to enhance their credentials and gain expertise with a master's or law degree.
CONCORD LAW SCHOOL
Concord was the nation's first wholly online law school. From its beginning class of 33 students, Concord has grown into a law school with more than 1400. Concord students are mid-career professionals – the average age is 43 – and generally 40% have earned a graduate degree prior to enrolling in law school. Concord serves extremely well students who plan to blend their prior background and work experience with a legal education to enhance an existing career or start a new one. Visit the Concord Law School site here.
Concord offers a four year part-time Juris Doctor program which meets the legal education requirements of the State Bar of California and the Executive Juris Doctor℠ degree for individuals who want a legal education for career or personal goals, but do not intend to practice law.
For practicing attorneys or recent law school graduates, Concord offers a part-time online LLM program designed to help further develop their skills and knowledge to better serve small business clients.
KLE ASSOCIATED SCHOOLS
Loyola University Chicago School of Law’s Beazley Institute for Health Law
Loyola University Chicago School of Law’s Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy has associated with Concord Law School to deliver an online Master of Jurisprudence in Health Law degree program. The MJ degree provides health care professionals with the opportunity to gain a sophisticated knowledge of the laws and regulations that govern the health care industry. Additionally, The Beazley Institute offers an online LLM in Health Law program designed for attorneys who wish to specialize in the area.
Through the association, Loyola Chicago also offers a Master of Jurisprudence in Children’s Law and Policy and a Master of Jurisprudence in Business and Corporate Governance Law online designed for non-attorney professionals in the those fields.
SOUTHWESTERN LAW SCHOOL
The Donald E. Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute at Southwestern Law School associated with KLE to bring its Los Angeles based media and entertainment law expertise to attorneys throughout the country. The Entertainment and Media Law LLM Online launched in the Fall of 2010. Online courses are also available to attorneys on a "take-one"/single course enrollment.
THE UNIVERSITY OF TULSA COLLEGE OF LAW
The University of Tulsa College of Law offers a Master of Jurisprudence in Indian Law (MJIL) online in association with KLE. The MJIL is designed for individuals who work in a variety of disciplines and positions, which in some way require a solid knowledge of the field, but who do not require a law degree. The program is also open to attorneys.