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Assistant Dean of Admissions
Florida State University College of Law

Jennifer Kessinger
law-jurismaster@law.fsu.edu
850-644-3787

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The online Juris Master is a 30-credit-hour master's in law that can be completed on a part-time basis. Students in the program gain a strong foundation in regulatory compliance and legal risk management. Based on your specific career needs and goals, you can choose one of three concentrations:

  • Financial Regulation and Compliance
  • Health Care Regulation
  • Legal Risk Management and HR Compliance

The curriculum is designed for professionals who regularly work with statutes and regulations. Students begin their studies by taking foundational courses in Contracts, Torts, Legislation and Regulation, Legal Studies and Research, and Regulatory Compliance. Beyond those requirements, students may personalize their curriculum within their chosen concentration. Each concentration has a menu of advanced course offerings to afford students a multi-faceted understanding of the laws impacting those areas.

Time or Location Requirements

Fully asynchronous and online.

Time to Completion

Approximately 5 semesters on a part-time basis

Core Courses

These courses may not be offered every semester.

  • LAW5000 Contracts (2)
    This course explores substantive and remedial aspects of business agreements including offer, acceptance, consideration, assignments, third-party beneficiaries, statute of frauds, legality, performance, and remedies.
  • LAW5522 Legislation and Regulation (2)
    This course introduces students to creation, interpretation, and application of statutes and regulations, and explains the central role that they play in modern American governance.
  • LAW5700 Torts (2)
    This course focuses on civil liability for harm to persons and property, including intentional torts and privileges thereto; negligence, causation, and defenses; strict liability, products liability, defamation, privacy, and interference with advantageous relationships. Required course.
  • LAW6786 Introduction to Legal Studies and Research (2)
    This course introduces students to the American legal system, the study of law, and effective legal research techniques. This course provides students with practical, hands-on experience with legal resources and research tools. This course emphasizes building the practical research skills required to succeed in an increasingly complex legal and regulatory environment.
  • LAW6856 Regulatory Compliance (2)
    This course introduces basic statutes, regulation, and administrative practices relevant to regulatory compliance by business entities, financial institutions, and healthcare organizations and practitioners. The course also introduces students to basic concepts of risk management.

Total Credit Hours

30

Application Procedures

For Admission Requirements and to apply online, please visit www.law.fsu.edu

Program Requirements

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, or will have earned a bachelor's degree prior to the commencement of classes in order to be eligible for consideration.

Fees

Contact the department for more specific fee information relative to student status and location.

Fall 2018 Course Offerings

  • LAW5000 Contracts (2)
    This course explores substantive and remedial aspects of business agreements including offer, acceptance, consideration, assignments, third-party beneficiaries, statute of frauds, legality, performance, and remedies.
  • LAW5522 Legislation and Regulation (2)
    This course introduces students to creation, interpretation, and application of statutes and regulations, and explains the central role that they play in modern American governance.
  • LAW5700 Torts (2)
    This course focuses on civil liability for harm to persons and property, including intentional torts and privileges thereto; negligence, causation, and defenses; strict liability, products liability, defamation, privacy, and interference with advantageous relationships. Required course.
  • LAW6548 Employment Law for HR Compliance (2)
    This course provides a basic overview of employment law as it relates to day-to-day employment practices. Students are guided through the entire employer-employee relationship?from the initial decision to fill a position to the ultimate decision to terminate the employment relationship.The course also offers guidance on how employers can minimize their potential liability in the workplace.
  • LAW6856 Regulatory Compliance (2)
    This course introduces basic statutes, regulation, and administrative practices relevant to regulatory compliance by business entities, financial institutions, and healthcare organizations and practitioners. The course also introduces students to basic concepts of risk management.
  • LAW6866 Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering Compliance (4)
    This course introduces students to Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering regulations and gives context to how processes for compliance with those requirements help financial institutions detect, prevent, investigate, and report financial crimes. The course studies statutory and regulatory requirements for record-keeping and reporting, sharing information with law enforcement and industry, and performing initial and ongoing due diligence over higher risk products, customers, and services.
  • LAW6870 Advanced Legal Research for Legal Risk Management and HR Compliance (2)
    This course introduces students to effective legal research techniques used in legal risk management and HR compliance in business entities. This course provides students with practical hands-on experience with legal resources and research tools. This course emphasizes building the practical research skills required to succeed in an increasingly complex legal and regulatory environment.
  • LAW6875 Broker-Dealer Regulation (2)
    This course provides an overview of the statutes and regulations governing broker-dealers. The course begins with a review of the foundational federal laws that regulate the securities industry and the sale of securities in the United States. The course covers topics such as broker-dealer registration, self-regulation, obligations of broker-dealers, and regulation of financial markets.
  • LAW6876 Conducting Workplace Investigations (2)
    This course examines the major regulations governing the workplace and the legal and practical approaches to planning, conducting, and documenting internal workplace investigations of employee complaints and suspected employee misconduct.
  • LAW6877 Drug Regulation and Compliance (2)
    This course provides an analysis of major legal issues in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. The course explores the FDA's regulation of these industries, including the FDA approval process, advertising and promotional regulations, and enforcement by the FDA and other regulatory entities. Other topics include product liability and FDA preemption, research, patient care and privacy, pricing and market access.
  • LAW6878 Economic Sanctions (2)
    This course examines the economic sanctions laws administered by the U.S. Treasury Department?s Office of Foreign Assets Control (?OFAC?). This course explores OFAC requirements for financial institutions? compliance programs, including risk assessment to identify high-risk areas and development of appropriate internal controls for screening and reporting. This course also considers OFAC examination of financial institutions? compliance programs, as well as OFAC enforcement actions.


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