In May, Florida Coastal School of Law will launch a number of programs in logistics and transportation law, including an LL.M. degree, as well as graduate certificates for lawyers and nonlawyers interested in transportation law.
The programs are offered entirely online and can be completed on the students’ schedules 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The first term for all programs 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, director of the logistics and transportation law programs, and a professor of law at Florida Coastal. “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 added the goal of the program is to give students “cutting-edge” training in the practical and regulatory aspects of the 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. Global climate change and other environmental aspects of transportation are also key components of the industry and of Coastal Law’s programs, he said.
The program is open to U.S. and international students. Students working towards an LL.M. degree must complete 24 credits. Lawyers or nonlawyers working toward a certificate in logistics and transportation law must complete 12 credits.
The certificate program is open to graduates with a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. college, or the equivalent from a foreign university. Non-degree holders who have significant relevant work experience in civilian or military transportation and logistics are eligible to apply and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
During each fall, spring, and summer semester, there will be two seven-week terms followed by a one-week exam period. It is expected students will complete the program in no more than four years.