The University of Tulsa College of Law and Concord Law School of Kaplan University recently established an online Master of Jurisprudence in Energy Law 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.
The MJEL program is the first of its kind in the U.S. TU College of Law Dean Janet Levit explained, "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 degree established in 2010.
Stephen Burnett, vice president for auxiliary businesses, 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."
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. 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.