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LL.M. in Elder Law - About Electronic Education

By offering the LL.M. in Elder Law through electronic education, attorneys will be able to continue their current jobs while using technology to earn the LL.M. The LL.M. is designed to be completed in three semesters (fall, spring and fall semesters) by students taking a full course load of three classes per semester. Students who wish to take only one or two courses per semester will need four or five semesters to complete the degree.

All but one of the LL.M. courses (see note below) are taught using asynchronous electronic education, which means that students access the course lectures on the Web through a link provided to the students by the professor. Students must have high-speed Internet access for this program of study. Because it is asynchronous, students will have 24/7 access to the course. This approach also means that students do not need to be "in class" at a specific time to hear a professor's lecture. In addition to it being "anytime" learning, the course can also be viewed "anywhere" that one has access to a computer that is connected to the Internet. Our classes are also accessible on the iPad, iPhone and newer generation iPods and some Android devices. Because it can be viewed at different locations, asynchronous education permits students to view and participate with others without being constrained by geographic boundaries.

Note: Students who enter each fall are required to take one three-day course on campus in October. This course, Select Topics in Elder Law, is offered in conjunction with the annual Special Needs Trusts conference. Although no tuition is charged for this one-credit course, students are required to pay a registration fee to attend the conference.

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