Emory Law Juris Master

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  1. JoshD

    JoshD Well-Known Member

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  2. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    "Juris Master" sounds more posh. Otherwise, apparently nothing.
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  3. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

    I first learned about the J.M. degree through Liberty University Online.

    I compared the curricula of Seton Hall's MLS in Healthcare Law and Liberty's J.M. in Healthcare Law. Many of the courses were the same, albeit by slightly different names.

    I found it interesting that only the J.D. is awarded by Liberty School of Law.

    • Juris Doctor (J.D.)* – Residential
    • Juris Master (J.M.) – Online
      • Juris Master (J.M.), Compliance – Online
      • Juris Master (J.M.), General – Online
      • Juris Master (J.M.), Health Law – Online
    • Juris Master in American Legal Studies (J.M.) – Online
    • Juris Master in International Legal Studies (J.M.) – Online
    • Master of Laws (L.L.M.) in International Legal Studies – Online

    *The J.D. degree is issued by Liberty University School of Law. All other degrees are issued by Liberty University.
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  4. JoshD

    JoshD Well-Known Member

    That is...different. Seeing as how they are all law courses, I wonder why they separated the JM?
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    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    Wow! The program is nice; especially, focusing on data, privacy, and technology law (URL: https://law.emory.edu/academics/degrees/juris-master/jm-data-privacy-and-tech-law.html). Also I live about 10 minutes away from the main campus, and next to the Medical School campus. The program helps to enhance an attorney (J.D. holder) to understand more about specific laws for knowledge and skills. Or Maybe someone is working at corporate HR that wants to avoid practicing. Any paralegal may help the attorney to prepare for the case. But if your goal is to start your own litigation practice properly, it is not a good route.
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    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

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  7. MaceWindu

    MaceWindu Active Member

    Seems there is no difference except the naming used for the degree? Law Schools or other schools within an university can award the degree. Underlining is mine to make those words stand out.

    “A Master of Studies in Law (M.S.L.), also Master of Science of Law or Master of Legal Studies (M.L.S.) or Juris Master (J.M.) or Masters of Jurisprudence (M.J.) or Master in Law (M.L.), is a master's degree offered by some law schools to students who wish to study the law but do not want to become attorneys. M.S.L. programs typically last one academic year and put students through a similar regimen as first-year Juris Doctor (J.D.) students but may allow for further specialization. Despite having similar names, an M.S.L. is distinct from a Master of Laws (LL.M.), which is a postgraduate law degree.”

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