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.
Students must complete all the required foundation courses. Each course is valued as 3 Credits except where noted.
LST 509 Legal writing
LST 516 Introduction to Legal System
LST 524 Administrative Law
LST 530 Intellectual Property
LST 551 Legal Environment
LST 600 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
LST 610 Introduction to Policing
LST 615 Tort Law
LST 617 The Courts Role in the Criminal Justice System
LST 659 Criminal Investigation Practices and Procedures
GRES 690 Master’s Thesis (must be taken at the last semester of the program, valued as 6 credits); thesis guidelines