AN INNOVATIVE LLM WITH AN IN-DEPTH FOCUS
A New Kind of LLM Makes Earning the Credential Practical.
The Concord Law School Small Business Practice LLM is designed for practicing attorneys and recent law school graduates who seek an in-depth, practical knowledge of the legal issues unique to small business. The first of its kind, the LLM curriculum has been developed by practitioners and academics who have long seen the need for legal education focused on the concerns of the small business sector, an all-important segment of our economy that is often overlooked in traditional law programs.
As a law school, Concord is in a unique position to offer this program to attorneys who could benefit from its content and perspective. Concord was launched in 1998 as the nation’s first wholly online law school. Fulfilling its mission to bring legal education to mid-career professionals who for reasons of geographic location or work and family responsibilities could not attend a traditional law school, to date Concord has trained over 1000 graduates through its JD and Executive JD programs. Now entering its second decade, Concord delivers a sound program of legal education that is accessible and affordable.
Concord’s accessibility and flexibility, and the part-time nature of the LLM program, provide the opportunity for lawyers who live in suburban or rural communities, with little or no access to a graduate law school education, the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills to better serve small business clients while continuing their practice.
Concord has assembled an Advisory Board and a team of program developers and course directors from around the country with a clear goal: offer our LLM candidates the skills to help make them more competitive and more competent in serving the needs of small businesses which in the last 15 years have created 65 percent of the new jobs in America. (Remarks of the President on Jobs with Small Business Owners, Lanham, Maryland, February 5, 2010, http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/remarks-president-jobs-with-small-business-owners.)