Logistics and Transportation Program Application



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Florida Coastal School of Law

Logistics and Transportation Program Application

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Application Instructions
Logistics and Transportation LL.M. and Certificate Programs
This program is designed for three different types of students:

  • Those with a J.D. degree from either a U.S. law school or a law school outside of the U.S. who are interested in obtaining an LL.M. degree in Logistics and Transportation.

  • Those with a J.D. degree from either a U.S. law school or a law school outside of the U.S. who are interested in obtaining a Certificate in Logistics and Transportation Law.

  • Those who have a bachelor’s degree or significant work experience in the logistics and transportation field who are interested in obtaining a Certificate in Logistics and Transportation Regulation.

We are now accepting applications for students interested in enrolling in Summer or Fall 2013. We have rolling admissions and will matriculate students in the Summer, Fall, and Spring semesters.

Classes for Summer Term 1 begin on May 6, 2013.

Classes for Summer Term 2 begin on July 1, 2013.

Classes for Fall Term 1 begin on September 2, 2013.

Classes for Fall Term 2 begin on October 28, 2013.


Application Instructions
For U.S. educated applicants, you may choose to submit an application in one of two ways:

  1. Print and complete the application from the Florida Coastal School of Law website at www.fcsl.edu/logistics. Scan and email the application to Admissions@fcsl.edu or mail to Coastal Law, 8787 Baypine Road, Jacksonville, FL 32256. Be sure to include your response to one of the three questions on Attachment 1. Have your transcript(s) sent to the FCSL Admissions Office (J.D. for lawyers, undergraduate, master’s, or doctoral degree for non-lawyers).

  2. Complete the application using the LSAC Document Assembly Service. The fee for the LL.M. Document Assembly Service is $75.


For foreign educated applicants, complete the application using the LSAC Document Assembly Service. The fee for the LL.M. Document Assembly Service is $75. The electronic application, your response to one of the three questions on Attachment 1, and your TOEFL or IELTS score must be submitted through LSAC.

Admissions


Admission to the program is competitive and not automatic. Seats are limited. Applicants must have an academic record that indicates a likelihood of success in the program. They must also demonstrate why an LL.M. or Certificate in the Law of Logistics and Transportation will advance their careers.
Tuition
The tuition for both the LL.M. and Certificate programs is $1,200 per credit hour.
About the Program

The Logistics and Transportation Program is an entirely online program. The courses will be offered in an asynchronous format meaning that students may log in to the course at their convenience to access materials, listen to lectures, take tests, complete assignments and interact with the professor and other students in chat rooms or discussion boards. In addition to the flexibility provided by asynchronous courses, many students enjoy this format because it provides them time to formulate their thoughts or responses without being pressured or overshadowed by spontaneous thinkers or fast typers.

Students working towards an LL.M. degree must complete 24 credits and maintain a 2.3 cumulative GPA.

Students with a J.D. who are working towards a Certificate in Logistics and Transportation Law must complete twelve credits and maintain a 2.3 cumulative GPA. These students have the option to work towards an LL.M. degree by continuing to take courses and completing 24 credit hours.  

Students with a bachelor’s degree (or significant relevant work experience approved as a substitute by the Director of Graduate Programs) who are working towards a Certificate in Logistics and Transportation Regulation must complete twelve credits and maintain a 2.3 cumulative GPA.

During each fall, spring, and summer semester, there will be two seven-week terms followed by a one week exam period.

Full-Time (FT) students will take a total of eight credits each semester (two terms). Part-Time (PT) students take four credits each semester (two terms). FT students working towards their LL.M. will complete the degree in one year (six terms). PT students can complete the degree in two years. Any student may elect to take fewer courses each semester; this will extend the date for completion of the program accordingly. It is expected that students will complete their degrees no later than four years from the date of matriculation.

All students must complete two required courses: Administrative Law for Transportation Professionals and International Business Transactions for Transportation Professionals. There are a wide variety of elective courses which reflect the broad field of logistics and transportation regulation. Students may choose to take those elective courses which best meet their personal and professional needs. Some students may choose to take a liberal arts approach by taking a variety of courses while others may choose to focus on one particular area such as the law surrounding ground transportation. Most courses will be offered for two credits, but a few will be one credit courses.

While an externship will not be required, it will be strongly encouraged as a way for students to develop their skills. Students may arrange an externship on their own or select from one of those posted on the Coastal Law Symplicity web page. Students may earn a maximum of four credits for an externship. For each credit earned, the student must spend 45 hours in the performance of law related duties. Externships must be approved by the Director of Graduate Programs.
For further information about the Logistics and Transportation Programs, please contact:
Prof. Rod Sullivan

Director of Graduate Programs

rsullivan@fcsl.edu

Telephone: 904-256-1240



Florida Coastal Law

Biographical
Prefix First name Middle name Last name Suffix Previous (other) name

Preferred first name

Date of birth Place of birth: City Place of birth: Country Place of birth: State/Province Gender



LSAC account number


Race/Ethnicity

Florida Coastal School of Law is an equal opportunity employer and educator which does not discriminate based upon national origin, race, religion or ethnicity.  Various governmental and non-governmental regulations require us to gather certain demographic data, but your provision of this data is optional. Your decision not to respond to requests for information about your national origin, race, religion or ethnicity will not affect the application in any way.

Please check all that apply:
____American Indian/Alaskan Native ____Hispanic Latino

____Asian ____Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander

____Black/African American ____Puerto Rican

____Chicano/Mexican American ____White Caucasian

____Cuban American ____Other/Multiracial__________________________________
Citizenship/Immigration Status
For U.S. Residents/Citizens--Current status:

____US Citizen

____US Permanent Resident

____Non-resident Alien


Visa/SEVIS number______________________________________

Permanent resident number________________________________

Permanent city__________________________________________

Permanent state/province__________________________________

Permanent country_______________________________________

Native language_________________________________________


English Proficiency
Note: The profession of Logistics and Transportation is an international one, and we encourage international students to apply, even if they have limited proficiency in English. It is our philosophy that improvements in technology and communications, including translation programs and other language services, will make language barriers easier to overcome in the future. Our professors are primarily interested in the quality of thought expressed by students for whom English is a second language, and not their ability to express those thoughts in grammatically correct English.
We ask students for whom English is their second language to provide us with some information about their English proficiency so we can judge whether they can fully understand the instruction we provide.
If you have taken the TOEFL or IELTS within the past two years, please request that the score be reported to LSAC. If English is your second language, you must submit either a TOEFL or IELTS score unless one of the exceptions below applies:



  • You are a graduate of a law school located in a country where English is an official language.

  • You are a graduate of an undergraduate or non-law graduate degree program in a country where English is an official language. If you fall into this category, Florida Coastal Logistics and Transportation Program may, at its discretion, require that you conduct a phone or online interview with Prof. Rod Sullivan, Graduate Programs Director.

Have you obtained a law degree from an institution located in a country where English is an official language?



Yes

No

Have you taken the TOEFL or IELTS exam within the past two years?



Yes

No

Have you obtained an undergraduate degree or non-law graduate degree from an institution in a country where English is an official language?



Yes

No


Contact Information
Current Address
Country Street address--line 1 Street address--line 2 Street address--line 3 City State/province Zip/postal code

Permanent Address


Country Street address--line 1 Street address--line 2 Street address--line 3 City State/province Zip/postal code
Current mailing address good until date Day phone Evening phone

Permanent mailing address good until date Day phone Evening phone



Contact Information continued
Other Contact Information
Primary e-mail address: Secondary e-mail address: Mobile phone:

Florida Coastal School of Law may send text messages to my mobile phone



Yes

No


Education
List ALL colleges, universities, graduate and professional schools attended. If you are a U.S. educated student, please have your official transcripts for each institution sent to: Admissions Office, Florida Coastal School of Law, Logistics and Transportation Program, 8787 Baypine Road, Jacksonville, FL 32256. If you are a foreign-educated student completing the application through LSAC, you will be required to submit your transcripts as part of the Document Assembly Service.

Institution type High School Undergraduate Graduate Law Other Post Graduate Institution name Major Country Start date State/Province End date City Degree GPA Date degree granted Rank


Institution type High School Undergraduate Graduate Law Other Post Graduate Institution name Major Country Start date State/Province End date City Degree GPA Date degree granted Rank



Education continued
Institution type High School Undergraduate Graduate Law Other Post Graduate Institution name Major Country Start date State/Province End date City Degree GPA Date degree granted

Rank

Institution type High School Undergraduate Graduate Law Other Post Graduate Institution name Major Country Start date State/Province End date City Degree GPA Date degree granted



Rank
Have you ever attended any law school?

Yes

No
Did you leave the law school under less than good standing?

Yes

No
List the academic honors, awards, or other recognitions you have received and explain the reason(s) for which these awards were made.

Education continued

Employment
List all employment including internships.
Employment type Full-time Part-time Internship Unpaid Internship
Employer Position Country Hours per week State/Province Start date City End date

Description of responsibilities


Reason for leaving

Employment type Full-time Part-time Internship Unpaid Internship


Employer Position Country Hours per week State/Province Start date City End date

Description of responsibilities

Reason for leaving

Employment type Full-time Part-time Internship Unpaid Internship


Employer Position Country Hours per week State/Province Start date City End date

Description of responsibilities

Reason for leaving

Employment continued
Employment type Full-time Part-time Internship Unpaid Internship
Employer Position Country Hours per week State/Province Start date City End date

Description of responsibilities

Reason for leaving

List your extracurricular, community, or other activities in the order of their importance to you. Give a brief description of your involvement, including any special responsibilities or leadership positions held.

List your extracurricular, community, or other activities in the order of their importance to you. Give a brief description of your involvement, including any special responsibilities or leadership positions held.

Military
Have you served or are you now serving on full-time, active military duty?

Yes

No
Date of entrance (month/year) Date of discharge (month/year) Rank

Branch Discharge type


Have you ever been separated from any branch of the Armed Forces under less than honorable conditions?

Yes

No
If you have been separated from any branch of the Armed Forces under less than honorable conditions, explain the circumstances.

Character & Fitness

If your answer is "Yes" to any question, explain in a separate electronic attachment that includes all relevant information, including dates.

Disciplinary Record: Have you ever been the subject of a disciplinary investigation or action under an honor code, student conduct code, or any other disciplinary code, at any post-secondary educational institution you have attended?

If yes, attach an explanation on a separate attachment, including dates.



Yes

No
Have you ever been arrested, detained or restrained, taken into custody, accused formally or informally of a violation of law or ordinance? You should disclose each instance even though the charges may have been dismissed, or you were acquitted, adjudication was withheld, or a conviction was reversed, set aside, or vacated. Minor traffic citations that did not involve alcohol or drugs and did not result in a jail sentence, suspension, or revocation of a driver’s license, or a fine of less than $200 do not need to be reported. If your records have been expunged or sealed pursuant to applicable law, you are not required to answer “yes” to this question with respect to that particular charge. It is your responsibility to know whether your records have been expunged or sealed pursuant to applicable law.

If your answer is "Yes," explain in a separate electronic attachment that includes all relevant information.



Yes

No
Are there any charges of violating the law currently pending against you?

If your answer is "Yes," explain in a separate electronic attachment that includes all relevant information.



Yes

No
Have you ever been subject to a military disciplinary action, including non-judicial punishment or involvement in a formal court martial proceeding, as part of any military service or disciplinary action with respect to any professional license you hold or have held?

If your answer is "Yes," explain in a separate electronic attachment that includes all relevant information.



Yes

No
Have you ever been subject to discipline with regard to your law or other professional license, or have you ever been denied admission to practice law in any jurisdiction?

If your answer is "Yes," explain in a separate electronic attachment that includes all relevant information.



Yes

No

Bar Memberships

List all jurisdictions in which you are currently a member of the bar:

List professional associations or certifications related to logistics and/or transportation:




Technology Skills
Are you proficient in using a computer? Yes____ No_____

Are you proficient in navigating the Internet? Yes____ No_____

Have you ever taken an on-line course? Yes____ No_____

If yes, did you have a positive experience in this course? Yes____ No_____

If no, please explain: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_______________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________________
Application
Please list the program for which you are applying:
____Logistics and Transportation LL.M.

____Logistics and Transportation Certificate for Lawyers

____Logistics and Transportation Certificate for Non-Lawyers
Please indicate whether you are applying for the Full-time or Part-time program:

____ Full Time

____ Part Time
If applicable, which one of the following Internet sources prompted you to apply to Florida Coastal?

____ LSAC Website

____ Florida Coastal Website

____ N/A


____ ABA Website

____Other website

____ Florida Coastal email

­­­­


If applicable, which of the following print sources prompted you to apply to Florida Coastal School of Law?

____ Florida Coastal Publication

____ Other Advertisement

____ News Story

____ N/A

____ US News & World Report

____ ABA-LSAC Official Guide

____ Princeton Review


If applicable, who referred you to apply to Florida Coastal?

____ N/A


____ Alumni

____ Florida Coastal Faculty Member

____ Relative

____ Admission Recruiter

____ Legal Professional

____ Pre-Law Advisor

____ Current Student

____Client

____Professional Organization
If applicable, what event prompted you to apply to Florida Coastal?

____ LSAC Forum

____ Law School Fair

____ International Forum

____ N/A
Certification
By signing this application or transmitting it electronically, I certify that the information herein is complete and accurate and that I will notify Florida Coastal School of Law of any subsequent changes, even if such changes occur after I have completed this application or enrolled. If accepted, I agree to abide by the policies, rules and regulations of Florida Coastal School of Law. I understand that failure to provide full and accurate information may result in denial of admission and, if discovered after admission, in disciplinary action, including dismissal or degree revocation.

_______________________________________________ _______________________________________

Applicant’s Printed Name Date

_______________________________________________

Applicant’s Signature

Attachment 1



Please choose one question and prepare a response of at least 500 words, but no more than 1000 words, explaining your answer. Your response may be either hand-written or typed. If English is not your first language, you may use a translation program to translate your essay into English.

  1. You are the Regional Director of a governmental agency regulating environmental policy, and your agency is preparing an environmental impact statement regarding a dredging project.  How you would balance the local environmental impact of the project against the global benefits of increased world trade.  Is the environmental cost worth the benefit?




  1. You are part of a U.S. delegation sent to Cuba to plan for the reopening of trade between the two nations.  Describe the importance of developing a cost-effective means for transporting goods both from Cuba to inland destinations in the U.S. and from the U.S. to inland destinations in Cuba.




  1. You are the CEO of a major cruise line and one of your vessels, the Funship Alliance, has suffered an engine room fire which strands 3000 passengers aboard the ship for four days without air conditioning, running water or hot food. Your cruise line ticket provides: “In the event of fire or mechanical breakdown of the vessel, the sole responsibility of Funship Cruise Lines shall be to return the passenger to the port of embarkation.   All cruise fares shall be deemed to be earned by the cruise line upon departure from the port of origination, and passengers shall not be entitled to any refund or rebate of the fare in case of interruption or early termination of the voyage, regardless of the cause.” You have decided to both refund to each passenger the full cruise fare and to offer them a full fare ticket on another Funship cruise to be used at a later date. The cost of the refund and free tickets will put your company in financial difficulty for at least the next two years. Write a letter to your shareholders explaining the reasons for your decision.


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