Stetson launches Master of Jurisprudence for non-lawyers

Stetson University College of Law is launching three Master of Jurisprudence programs designed for non-lawyers in the fall semester of 2018.

Stetson will begin offering a one-year Master of Jurisprudence in International and Comparative Business Law, a part time two-year Master of Jurisprudence in Healthcare Compliance, and a part time two-year Master of Jurisprudence in Aging, Law and Policy. Partial scholarships are available for qualified students and the GRE or GMAT test is not required with appropriate work experience. The deadline for domestic applications is July 1 and international applicants in need of a student visa should apply by April 1.

“Stetson Law’s Master of Jurisprudence programs give students the necessary edge for career enhancement and advancement,” said JR Swanegan, Assistant Dean of International and Graduate Programs. “The multidisciplinary nature of the programs, combined with teaching from academic and professional content area experts, will give an unmatched depth of understanding that will benefit students in their career as they progress through the curriculum.”

The one-year residency M.Jur. in International and Comparative Business Law, designed for business professionals, will prepare students with a greater understanding of the legal system and how it impacts the successful operation of a business across borders. Areas of study include legal compliance and contract law. A part time option is available for those that qualify.

The two-year online M.Jur. in Healthcare Compliance, designed for healthcare professionals, teaches concepts including healthcare laws and regulatory compliance issues related to healthcare practice, administration and clinical record. Areas of study include risk management, regulatory science, and healthcare law and compliance.

The two-year online M.Jur. in Aging, Law and Policy was created for non-lawyers including nurses, social workers, and human services professionals seeking an advanced understanding of elder law policies and ethics. Course instructors are legal experts in the field of aging law and policy. Areas of study include disability law, gerontology, guardianship, taxes and estate planning, and ethics in elder law.

The M.Jur. program does not qualify graduates to take the bar examination to practice as attorneys.

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