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Master of Arts (MA) in Legal Studies

This legal studies program is created to provide students with a thorough understanding of the legal environment in which persons, firms, and the judiciary operate. This major is ideal for professionals such as managers, teachers, government employees, and legal assistants who need supplemental legal knowledge to function more effectively. Although this program does not prepare students for law practice, it broadens students' academic and professional development through the provision of a solid foundation in legal doctrine and concepts.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the basics of legal reasoning and analysis.
  • Thoroughly understand the Code of Professional Responsibility in order to address ethical dilemmas encountered by lawyers and legal assistants.
  • Gain the skills and knowledge requisite for comprehension of legal issues working from both theoretical and practical applications.
  • Discuss the essential aims of legal researching, legal and logical reasoning.
  • Demonstrate legal writing skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply theories in legal research and writing to practical problems faced within the legal environment.

Course Requirements

Course Outlines (36 Credits)

Each course is valued as 3 credits except the thesis valued as 6 credits. Total Credits required for MA in Legal Studies is 36. Please refer to the University Catalog or website for admissions requirements; transfer credits policy; and tuition fees.