Our instructors not only teach you the legal theory, but also the practice skills actually utilized by industry leaders in this field. We want you to be able to “hit the ground running” in the field and gain skills you can use today, tomorrow, and for years to come.
All students must complete two required courses: Administrative Law for Transportation Professionals and International Business Transactions for Transportation Professionals. Aside from those two courses, students are free to choose their own electives and to tailor their education to their individual needs.
A new term starts every two months and applications are accepted on a continuous basis.
Administrative Law for Transportation Professionals
This course is a focused study of administrative law as it applies to the field of transportation and logistics.It deals with rulemaking, informal and formal adjudications, licensing and permitting, and judicial review of agency decisions. Transportation and logistics providers need to deal with the United States Coast Guard, Federal Maritime Commission, OSHA, EPA, U.S. Department of Labor Division of Workers’ Compensation Programs, the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and other federal agencies. The course focuses on dealing with these agencies of the federal government.
Fostering Public-Private Partnerships in Transportation of Cargo
The most energy efficient and environmentally friendly way to move goods in world trade is on full ships entering deep ports, which seamlessly transfer their cargoes into the rail system for ultimate delivery to inland locations. To accomplish this result requires a partnership between private enterprise, governments, and international organizations to develop ports, terminals, and free trade zones, establish cargo sharing agreements, and eliminate barriers to free trade. This course exams how logistics professionals can become solution brokers and foster relationships in regulation, development, and financing of public-private partnerships which fulfill the international goals of reducing energy usage and the environmental impact of world trade.
Labor Law in Trasnportation
This course examines workers' rights to organize unions with particular emphasis on maritime labor unions (MEBA, SIU etc.), longshoremen unions (ILA), and baggage handler/machinist unions (United Transport Services Employees Union, etc.) under the National Labor Relations Act. Topics include collective bargaining, unfair labor practices, strikes, and grievance resolution, including relations between unions and their members.
For a complete course listing, please download the attached curriculum below.