Academic Program Proposal

Academic Program Proposal

Date
Proposal
Activated
Institution
and
Proposal
Degree
Awarded
Academic
Program
Name
Objections
Received
Decision
Deadline
MHEC Final
Action
Final
Decision
Date
9/6/2016University of Maryland Baltimore
Proposal
M.S.Homeland Security & Crisis Management Law11/5/2016
Homeland Security & Crisis Management Law Program Description
The Master of Science (M.S.) in Homeland Security and Crisis Management Law is designed for experienced, non-lawyer professionals who desire to enhance their careers by developing an understanding of and a competency in the law.  It will provide will students with an ability to understand the legal context for effectuating policy and program development, to recognize rules, statutes, and regulations that may apply when legal issues emerge, and to be more sophisticated directors and consumer legal services.  This program has not been designed to and will not permit graduates to practice law or otherwise undertake the legal representations of others. Foundational courses include a course in public law focusing on constitutional law and procedure as well as on key areas in administrative law, ethics and dispute resolution.  Graduates of the program will have the ability to recognize and understand the legal regimes and structures that regulate or otherwise affect their professional roles, including the complementary and sometimes conflicting rules of federal, state, and local law as well as the allocation of jurisdiction among federal and state courts and administrative agencies.