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Christena Driscoll at Loyola’s Education Immersion Weekend in November

Student Spotlight

Online education has shifted from a unique learning option to a completely mainstream and growing means of instruction. With seven online legal degree programs, Loyola is a leader in the field. Christena Driscoll, a current student enrolled in Loyola’s Master of Jurisprudence in Business Law and Compliance, shares what she likes most about the program, and how this advanced degree for non-lawyers will benefit her career as a compliance examiner.

Christena Driscoll
Saint Joseph, Michigan

Education
Accounting Major, Environmental Studies Minor
Saint Mary's College at ND

Employment
National Futures Association

Why did you choose Loyola for a graduate law degree?
Incorporating Catholicism into my education as an undergraduate student was something I really valued, and I wanted to continue that path through graduate school.

Why an MJ in Business Law?
My co-worker at the National Futures Association was enrolled in the program at Loyola when I began thinking about graduate school. I had always wanted to pursue a JD, but I was unsure I wanted to take on the financial commitment in the event that I changed paths down the road. I felt the master’s program was the perfect fit for me, with its reasonable tuition and flexible schedule. In addition, as a compliance examiner, the program is very beneficial for me because I can sit for the compliance certification boards.

What do you like best about the program?
I love the flexibility. I travel a lot for work but I never feel overwhelmed by the program with regard to time management—it allows me to work at my own pace and on my own schedule.

How do you plan to use your degree?
I’m interesting in working as a consultant in the commodities industry. I feel that this degree will give me the skills I need to develop an expertise in the growing area of regulatory compliance.

What advice can you give prospective students interested in applying to one of Loyola’s Master of Jurisprudence programs?
If you are unsure of what you want to do but have a thirst for education, this is the best choice for you. There are so many interesting classes that allow you to steer your master’s program in the direction of your choice. The professors know what it's like to have busy lives, so they are fully aware that students have other responsibilities.

What do you like best about the online learning? 
Although the lectures and assignments are online, there’s still a lot of interaction. Professors call me on my personal cell phone to discuss topics and projects. They draw out student during lectures and class discussion, which is truly a great learning experience when you hear the thoughts and opinions of classmates who are working in many different industries across the United States.  

For more information about Loyola’s Master of Jurisprudence in Business Law and Compliance, click here.