LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The University of Tulsa College of Law and Concord Law School of Kaplan University recently established an online Master of Jurisprudence in Energy Law (MJEL) degree program. The program was designed to meet the expressed desire of energy professionals to gain a sophisticated knowledge of the laws and regulations that govern the energy industry. Enrollment is open on a rolling basis, and courses begin on August 26, 2013.
“Increased accessibility to legal education is a significant part of Concord’s mission. Bringing our uniquely-tailored legal education platform to The University of Tulsa enables them to further expand their online offerings and satisfy a growing demand for legal and regulatory knowledge among energy professionals.”
The MJEL program is the first of its kind in the United States. TU College of Law Dean Janet Levit explains, “Several law schools offer specialized curriculum in energy law for lawyers. This online Master of Jurisprudence in Energy Law is available to professionals who would benefit from a foundation in energy law. This program – available exclusively online – is the first of its kind.”
This is the second Concord collaboration with The University of Tulsa College of Law, the first being the online Master of Jurisprudence in Indian Law (MJIL) degree established in 2010. Stephen Burnett, vice president, Kaplan Legal Education, said, “Increased accessibility to legal education is a significant part of Concord’s mission. Bringing our uniquely-tailored legal education platform to The University of Tulsa enables them to further expand their online offerings and satisfy a growing demand for legal and regulatory knowledge among energy professionals.”
About The University of Tulsa College of Law:
Nestled in one of the nation’s traditional energy centers in a state rich in oil, natural gas, and wind resources, The University of Tulsa College of Law has built its reputation as a destination for energy law. In addition to energy, the college is also the national leader in Native American law, one of only a few schools in the nation to offer an LL.M. in Native American and Indigenous Law, and the first to offer an online Master of Jurisprudence in Indian Law.
The University of Tulsa College of Law, a private law school with a total enrollment of 350 students and a student to faculty ratio of 11:1, provides an academically rigorous, yet congenial atmosphere with opportunities for scholarship, leadership and faculty mentoring. Students develop practical skills through participation with student-driven legal journals, award-winning moot court teams, an on-campus clinic, and pro bono program. In addition to unique specialties in energy, environmental and Native American law, joint interdisciplinary degrees include a JD/MBA and JD/MTAX. TU’s Mabee Legal Information Center is recognized as one of the nation’s top university law libraries. For more information on The University of Tulsa’s College of Law, visit www.utulsa.edu/law. For more information on the Master of Jurisprudence in Energy Law (MJEL) visit www.energylawmj.com.
About Concord Law School
Concord Law School is the nation's premier provider of online law degrees. Since opening its virtual doors in 1998, Concord has helped more than 1,600 graduates obtain their Juris Doctor (JD) or Executive Juris DoctorSM (EJD) degree. Concord is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, a nationally recognized accrediting agency.
Concord Law School of Kaplan University is part of Kaplan Higher Education, which serves more than 74,000 students through more than 70 campus-based schools across the United States and abroad. Kaplan Higher Education is part of Kaplan, Inc., a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan, Inc. is a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO), and its largest division. For more information, visit info.concordlawschool.edu.