The University of Tulsa College of Law has partnered with Concord Law School of Kaplan University to offer an Master of Jurisprudence (MJEL & MJIL) degrees online. Concord pioneered the development of Internet-based legal education when it launched in 1998. Its proprietary learning management system (LMS) is an online delivery system developed specifically to support a robust and interactive legal education. Each student receives a customized home page to access their Indian Law courses and connect with all the people, services, and administrative offices in The University of Tulsa’s virtual hallways.
Each course is organized into interrelated topics called modules. Modules function as an interactive syllabus. Assigned and supplemental materials are prepared for each module topic. During the term, each student progresses at her own pace through the modules following a detailed syllabus. Modules may contain reading assignments, bulletin board assignments, quizzes and writing exercises. Lectures accompany the module materials online and are also downloadable.
In addition to the pre-recorded module lectures, candidates and professors come together periodically for live online classroom discussion. The synchronous live classes are generally held five to ten times per semester for each class. If a candidate misses a class or wants to review a class, the sessions are archived.
Candidates do not have to be technology gurus to go to school online in the Master of Jurisprudence program. There is a step-by-step orientation to the learning management system as well as ample help to guide new students. Once students are familiar with it, the site is easy to use and – when assistance is needed – it is readily available