F.A.Q.s - Logistics and Transportation

Are There Jobs In Logistics And Transportation?

Many of our students are already working in the logistics and transportation industry, while others are seeking to enter this growing field.  Lawyer and Statesman recently recognized Transportation Law as 1 of the 10 “fastest changing practice areas” that “face a shortage of attorneys who fully understand the issues” and Coastal Law’s online Logistics and Transportation programs were recognized in the article.

A growing industry means a growing need for trained professionals in global risk compliance, domestic and international distribution, warehousing, international business transactions, maritime trade (passengers, freight and marine construction),rail and trucking, aviation (aircraft and airport), government contracts and procurement, and military logistics.

Government regulation of Logistics and Transportation is growing in the U.S. and internationally.

There are also new and cutting age topics studied: International Climate Change Regulation, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), and Regulation of Driverless cars, trucks, ships and aircraft, to name a few.

How Long Does The Program Take To Complete?

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) Program can currently be completed in approximately one year.

The Certificate Program can be completed in approximately ten months.

Students pursuing either the LL.M. or Certificate can study on a part-time basis and can take as long as 3 years to complete the program.

Can I Continue Working While In The Program?

Yes, in fact most students in the program are working in full-time jobs in logistics and transportation. Students typically view their lectures, and complete any assignments and exams, during non-working hours.

How Many Terms Are There Each Year?

There are three semesters per year (i.e., Spring, Summer, and Fall). Students can begin the program during any semester. We are currently accepting applications for the Fall 2017 semester that begins on August 22, 2017. 

How Many Courses Are Offered Per Semester?

Four to six courses are offered per semester. Most courses are two to three credits, and are designed for students to work at their own pace during each semester. This allows busy industry professionals to obtain targeted instruction in specific fields related to Logistics and Transportation, while still working full-time.

How Do I Access My Classes?

Students access their classes through the Desire-2-Learn (D2L) learning management platform. All software and access to online courses and online exams is included within the cost of the tuition. There are no additional student fees.

Can I Drop Or Add Courses?

Yes. Students have a drop/add period at the start of each term. This allows students to access the course and course content (including lectures, supplemental materials, discussion boards, etc.), review the syllabus, and interact with the professor before having to decide if they want to remain enrolled in the course and pay for the course. Students are financially liable for tuition for the course only after the drop/add period has ended.

What Are The Courses Like?

The courses are completely online and asynchronous (i.e., pre-recorded), meaning that you can access them anytime, day or night. In order to encourage interaction with the professor(s) and between students, professors can also hold live “review sessions” with students.

Are There Required Courses?

Yes, although only a few. All students, both LL.M. and Certificate, are required to complete a minimum of two credits of courses in administrative law.

There are many administrative law courses to select from including the following: Customs Law, Immigration Law, Fines and Penalties, Judicial Review, Public Private Partnerships, and Rulemaking/Licensing.

Masters (LL.M.) students are also required to take two credits of International Business Transactions.

How Are Students Graded?

Our curriculum is designed around skills-based courses that focus on the skills most valued/needed by clients and employers in the Logistics and Transportation Industry.  During the semester, students have multiple opportunities to reinforce the concepts covered in class and engage with their professors by completing practice written assignments and posting on class discussion boards.  The final class grade is based, primarily (90-100%) on an end of semester final exam or final written project.

Where Do I Obtain Textbooks?

Logistics and Transportation is a specialized area of law. Most of the courses are so “cutting edge” that there is no textbook written to address the topics taught. As such, all reading materials are available online and included within the cost of the tuition.

Will I Have Library Access Online?

Every student is provided with online access to the Florida Coastal School of Law library and to leading legal databases, Lexis-Nexis and Bloomberg Law.

When Can I Be Admitted?

Students may matriculate into the program only at the start of each semester (Fall, Spring, Summer).

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