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. By taking two courses per semester, the LL.M. may be completed in four semesters (fall, spring, fall, spring) Students may complete the program in three semesters (fall, spring, fall) by taking three courses per semester, but must obtain approval from the program Director.

All but one of the LL.M. courses (see note below) are taught using on demand 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.

Courses are divided into weekly units, and students have seven (7) days to complete each unit’s coursework. Students have 24/7 access to the course. This approach also means that students do not need to be "in class" at a specific time during each weekly unit to hear a professor's lecture.

Courses can be viewed anywhere that one has access to a computer that is connected to the internet. Our classes are also accessible on the majority of smart devices, via the Chrome browser or app or the Blackboard app. Because it can be viewed at different locations, on demand education permits students to view and participate with others without being constrained by geographic boundaries.

Note:  Students entering each Spring and 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 Stetson's National Conference on Special Needs Planning and 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.