Emory Universtiy School of Law, Atlanta. Handout Photo

Emory University School of Law has announced it will offer online LLM programs in business and health law starting in the spring semester of 2018.

The online LLM program is for practicing lawyers with JDs from an ABA-accredited school.

While online LLMs are becoming more widespread, the only other of Georgia’s five law schools to offer one is Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, which offers an online LLM in employment law.

John Marshall also offers an online LLM in U.S. law for foreign degree-holders, which is the most common online LLM offering, according to data from the ABA and onlinestudies.com.

A few other schools offer specialized online LLMs for U.S. law degree-holders, such as the University of Southern California’s LLM in entertainment law.

Emory’s new online LLM is a 24 credit-hour program that takes 15 months to complete. The program is made up of eight sequential seven-week courses and requires three short on-campus residencies of three days each.

The business law and regulation concentration offers training in the formation, financing and management of corporations; risk management and regulation; data protection and management; and deal-making fundamentals.

The health care law, policy and regulation concentration offers education on regulatory law for health care providers; structure, financing and liabilities of health care institutions; data protection; duties to protect people; and ethical issues and legal challenges.

Emory Law faculty and adjuncts who are practicing attorneys teach the online courses.

The deadline to apply is Nov. 15. Financial aid and scholarships are available.

Meredith Hobbs writes about the Atlanta legal community and the business of law. Contact her at mhobbs@alm.com. On Twitter: @MeredithHobbs