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Liberty University Announces Applications Open for LLM in International Legal Studies

Most graduated law students start immediate internships and in some cases full-time jobs as soon as they finish college. This limits their options when it comes to continuing their education.

Liberty University has created the LLM in International Legal Studies to be a fully online program. They’ve thought about the availability and time restrictions of busy legal professionals and created a program which allows them more leeway when it comes to scheduling and attending classes.

This online LLM degree is perfect for professionals whose career trajectory is taking them towards a regular legal work that includes interactions between foreign and domestic law. International law experts are highly sought after by businesses around the world due to the increased level of globalization of both business and trade. Being that this trend is only expected to grow we can expect that this demand will remain relevant for decades to come.

This LLM can be completed within a one-year period.

In order for students to be eligible to take this course, they need to hold a Juris Doctor degree from one of the accredited US Universities or an LLB degree (or its equivalent) from a foreign University. This University is accredited Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Liberty University has not changed the prices for the tuitions for almost half a decade now and while the price of education is going up as a general rule they are keeping their courses affordable.


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Liberty University names new provost for online programs

LYNCHBURG, Va. (PRWEB) February 15, 2019

Akers has served as vice provost since June and was dean of Liberty’s Helms School of Government from 2010 to 2018. Akers started his time at Liberty over a decade ago at the School of Law, where he continues to serve as an adjunct professor. Prior to joining Liberty, Akers spent several years working as an attorney and practiced law in Louisiana at the state and federal levels, including the Louisiana Supreme Court.

“We are proud to welcome Shawn Akers to this new role,” said Liberty President Jerry Falwell. “Liberty University remains a world leader in online education, and as our programs continue to grow and meet the need of an adult population, we will rely on the professional experience and outstanding leadership of Akers and his staff.”

Akers holds a juris doctor from Regent University School of Law and a master’s degree in public policy from Regent University.

“There is simply no more exciting place to work or study than Liberty University,” Akers said. “Under President Falwell’s leadership, Liberty has become a household name and the gold standard in online education. I am extremely honored to serve in this new role and look forward to all that the future holds for the university and our students around the world.”

Reporting directly to President Falwell as part of his executive leadership team, Akers will be responsible for reviewing and recommending organizational structures as well as appointing personnel to manage and execute the functions of the university’s online academic programs. He will assess the purposes, effectiveness, and quality of current and proposed online programs and oversee the appointment and evaluation of faculty members and academic leadership.

Liberty announced the appointment of Scott Hicks as university provost in January. Hicks will manage provost duties for Liberty’s residential programs, working closely with Akers to develop and implement the vision and values of the university across all academic disciplines.

Liberty offers over 400 programs of study online and is ranked in the top 1 percent of online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility (

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