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MA in Law - Advanced Paralegal Studies

Regent University's Master of Arts in Law with a concentration in Advanced Paralegal Studies is designed for students interested in expanding their legal knowledge and preparing to take on a critical role in the American legal system. Find prerequisites, program details, and more here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in Law with a concentration in Advanced Paralegal Studies

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Prospective students of this MA in Law program should have strong analytical skills, problem-solving abilities, and an understanding of the critical role they'll play in the legal system. All applicants to graduate programs at Regent University should have at least a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Regent University's Master of Arts in Law with a concentration in Advanced Paralegal Studies degree program is designed to equip students with the skills to take on crucial roles on legal teams. The curriculum covers a lot of legal ground, from property law and legal writing to the tort system and civil procedure. Students also have the chance to sharpen their critical thinking, leadership, and professional skills.

Learning Format:

Online (with on-campus options)

Program Length:

30+ credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Master of Arts in Law with a concentration in Advanced Paralegal Studies:

Regent requires students to take at least 30 credit hours to complete this MA in Law program. Twelve of these credit hours are in core courses while the remaining 18 are from the Advanced Paralegal Studies concentration. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Core Courses (12 credits)

  • American Legal Thought
  • American Legal System & Writing
  • Legislation & Regulation
  • Constitutional Law & Policy I

Concentration Courses (18 credits)

  • Contract Law
  • Legal Research & Writing
  • Property Law & Policy
  • American Tort System
  • Civil Procedure Law
  • Complete 3 credit hours from any other M.A. in Law courses

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

While this program is designed to prepare students for a variety of legal-related careers upon graduation, some students may want to continue their studies at the next level. Students could choose to enroll in law school in order to gain the skills to become licensed attorneys, or they may choose a doctoral-level career in a related field that could prepare them for advanced research, policy development, or teaching careers.

Here are a few degree options:

  • Juris Doctor
  • Ph.D. in Business Law
  • Ph.D. in Law

Career Paths:

With the leadership skills, legal knowledge, and professional abilities students are meant to gain in the Master of Arts in Law - Advanced Paralegal Studies program, graduates might find employment in a range of legal roles. They might seek positions where they assist licensed attorneys, conduct legal research, or draft contracts. Examples of some of these roles include:

  • Legal assistant
  • Legal aid advocate
  • Litigation support analyst
  • Clerk of court
  • Judiciary clerk

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