NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma College of Law is launching an online Master of Legal Studies (M.L.S.) degree in International Business Law, which will provide a comprehensive legal overview for non-lawyers in finance, business and taxation whose organizations engage in business beyond the borders of the United States. The program will enroll its first students in fall 2019.
“As the complexity of international commerce and the laws governing these activities has amplified, increased demand has emerged for business professionals with strong international legal skills and knowledge,” said OU Law Dean Joseph Harroz Jr. “OU Law’s M.L.S. in International Business Law was created specifically to provide the knowledge that will help advance the career of those in these fields – both for those just beginning their career and those who are seasoned professionals, but need a deeper understanding to progress in their careers.”
The M.L.S. in International Business Law is an accelerated 32-credit hour graduate degree that can be completed entirely online in 15 months. Online courses in the program are seven weeks long, and most students take two courses at a time to expedite completion.
The new master’s degree is the latest addition to OU Law’s portfolio of offerings in international business law – an area in which the college has emerged as a leading institution. preLaw Magazine recently named OU Law one of the top law schools in the nation for international law, an honor prompted by the college’s:
- variety of international law course offerings
- J.D. certificate in international law
- in-person, accelerated dual Juris Doctor/Master of Arts in International Studies degree option
- Center for International Business and Human Rights, the first of its kind at a U.S. law school
- and numerous real-world learning opportunities for students, such as international externships, study abroad opportunities and the college’s International Human Rights Clinic.
The addition of the new M.L.S. degree presents a unique online offering to students, focusing intensely on a deep understanding of the legal landscape of international commerce. The program follows the success of OU Law’s three other online master’s degree programs: Indigenous Peoples Law; Oil, Gas, and Energy Law; and Healthcare Law.
For more information on the M.L.S. in International Business Law, visit oulawonline.com.
Founded in 1909, the OU College of Law is one of the nation’s premier law schools. OU Law offers small sections and class sizes that encourage a strong sense of community; accomplished faculty with international expertise; and a state-of-the-art facility equipped with the latest technology. The OU College of Law is the academic home of more than 800 students enrolled in the juris doctor program, the John B. Turner Master of Laws Program, the master of legal studies program and various dual degree programs. For more information about OU Law, visit law.ou.edu.
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