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How to Advance Your Compliance Career

Companies and businesses across every industry are contending with multiple factors that affect their compliance and the need for risk management. New privacy regulations that have global reach and unprecedented ransomware and cyber attacks are part of the cause. The considerable portion of the population working remotely for nearly two years due to the pandemic is also a factor. Compliance and risk management are at the forefront of organizations’ plans and procedures, putting your compliance career in high demand.

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Why Risk Managers are Rushing to Earn Advanced Legal Degrees

The online MLS program at Seattle University prepares graduates to confidently navigate complex regulatory scenarios with a functional knowledge of the law, helping them become industry leaders takes extensive training and preparation to ensure proper compliance with occupational and state regulations. When it comes to management roles and qualifications, an advanced compliance degree plays a key role.

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Seattle U Graduates Share Their Stories

When three recent graduates gathered to talk about their experiences of the Seattle U Law online Master of Legal Studies in Compliance and Risk Management program, it didn’t take long for them to establish what they have in common. All received significant raises and promotions, even before graduating from the program!

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Risk Management and Climate Change

We spoke with Professor Holly Stout, JD, LLM, a climate change expert and scholar, to hear more about her experience working directly with climate change programs and policy. Prof. Stout teaches regulatory compliance in the online Master of Legal Studies in Compliance and Risk Management program.

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Have You Asked Your Employer About Tuition Reimbursement?

It is common for employers to offer employees access to learning programs to build skills, legal expertise, and industry knowledge. As a prospective student you should understand tuition reimbursement options and be willing to make a case for your employer funding your work in the online Master of Legal Studies (MLS) in Compliance and Risk Management program. 

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Three Questions for Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Compliance Program

Seattle U Law faculty member Professor Frank DiMarino, JD, LL.M., served as an assistant United States attorney for 18 years, presenting cases before the U.S. District and Appeals Courts while prosecuting corporations and individuals for crimes such as wire and bank fraud, money laundering, embezzlement, and tax evasion. Professor DiMarino oversaw corporate compliance programs as part of criminal sentences under the United States Sentencing Guidelines. 

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Components of Effective Compliance Programs Through the Lens of the DOJ

You can hear about the chief components of an effective program and our MLS program in a webinar with Seattle U Law faculty member Frank DiMarino. Professor DiMarino, JD, LL.M., served as an assistant United States attorney for 18 years, presenting cases before the U.S. District and Appeals Courts while prosecuting corporations and individuals for crimes such as wire and bank fraud, money laundering, embezzlement, and tax evasion. Professor DiMarino oversaw corporate compliance programs as part of criminal sentences under the United States Sentencing Guidelines.

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Beyond ‘Checking the Box’: Cultivating a Culture of Compliance

We spoke with Tanner, who received her JD from Seattle University School of Law, to learn more about this and other innovative approaches to compliance. Tanner is the director of integrity and compliance learning and senior corporate counsel at Microsoft. Also, she is a faculty member in Seattle U Law’s Master of Legal Studies in Compliance and Risk Management program.

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Important Dates

Jun
06

Priority Application Deadline

June 6th, Fall 2022 Term
Sept
06

Next Start

September 6th Fall 2022 Term

“Our curriculum is designed to help leaders see beyond ‘checking a box’ and learn to ethically create value for any organization.”
Linda Hiemer, JD, Senior Director, Graduate Law Programs, Seattle University School of Law

“The rapid expansion of teleworking and remote operations management occurring across the world in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic will forever change the way companies need to address organizational compliance and ethics.”
David Chen, JD, Affiliate faculty and Seattle University School of Law alumnus