The University offers the M.A. in Legal Studies for students seeking to advance their professional and academic knowledge of legal doctrines and concepts.
The Master of Arts in Legal Studies is facilitated entirely online, which enables working professionals to fit a graduate-level education into their busy lives. Additionally, this interdisciplinary program was designed specifically for professionals not interested in practicing law, but in seeking to develop their legal knowledge it pertains to career goals, interdisciplinary research, or a variety of disciplines.
The program attracts professionals from a variety of law-related fields, government agencies, business and nonprofit organizations, and students advancing their graduate studies. Students explore legal meanings, practices, and values, and they develop working knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and procedures. The program challenges students to develop sound research and communication skills. Students interact with motivated peers who share the same passion for legal studies and professional development. The legal studies faculty is comprised of knowledgeable instructors, many who are experts in law and related fields.
The online Master of Arts in Legal Studies is not intended to prepare students for the practice of law and graduates are not eligible for admission to the bar of any state based solely on their completion of this program. The is part of the American Public University System, which is an officially recognized member of the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC Member Number 5070).
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