October 22, 2010 | | 1 Comment The John Marshall Law School has announced that it will be offering new online courses to practicing attorneys as part of its master’s programs. Professionals can take web-based classes in employee benefits, information technology and privacy law as well as intellectual property law. College officials say that the courses are designed to enable practicing attorney and master’s students to upgrade their education while working full-time jobs. Professors participate through forum discussions, chat rooms and email. “Specializing in law with an master’s degree from John Marshall can enhance your marketability,” said Robert Nye, law professor and director of the Distance Education Program at the law school. “Our online graduate-level law courses will give students the knowledge, support and flexibility students need to get started and get ahead.” Registration begins in December for the spring 2011 semester, classes are slated to start next January. Students who graduate with an master’s degree in law have the flexibility to advance in their careers or open a private practice. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, attorneys who have obtained an this certification can earn average annual salaries totaling more than $100,000.