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MA in Law - Alternative Dispute Resolution

The Master of Arts in Law with a concentration in Alternative Dispute Resolution program at Regent University aims to help students gain a better understanding of family conflict resolution and business negotiations. Read more about this online M.A. in Law program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in Law with a concentration in Alternative Dispute Resolution

School Offering Program:

Regent University

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Program Prerequisites:

Prospective students of this Master of Arts in Law program should have some prior legal knowledge or experience, plus solid problem-solving, analytical, and communication skills. All applicants to graduate programs at Regent University should have at least a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

The Master of Arts in Law with a concentration in Alternative Dispute Resolution program is designed to help students understand the legal intricacies of business deals and conflict resolution. Foundational courses focus on the fundamentals of legal thought, the American legal system, and constitutional law. Concentration studies dive deeper into topics like negotiations, general mediation, and methodologies for dispute resolution. Other coursework might cover resolving family disputes and how to handle issues in family law. All material in Regent University's Alternative Dispute Resolution program comes from a Christian worldview.

Learning Format:


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 Alternative Dispute Resolution:

M.A. in Law students are asked to complete 12 credit hours in fundamental legal studies and another 18 credit hours in the Alternative Dispute Resolution concentration. In all, there are 30 credit hours, and they can be completed in five semesters. 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

Alternative Dispute Resolution Concentration Courses (18 credits)

  • Negotiations
  • General Mediation
  • Family Law
  • Family Mediation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Procedures
  • 3 credit hours from any other M.A. in Law courses

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

There are several continuing education options available to students who complete this M.A. in Law - Alternative Dispute Resolution program. Some could choose to pursue a law degree and become a licensed attorney. Others might choose doctoral degrees that focus on mediation or business negotiations.

Here are some degrees that might be a good fit:

  • Ph.D. in Law
  • Ph.D. in International Conflict Management
  • Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution
  • Ph.D. in Public Policy with a Concentration in Dispute Resolution
  • Juris Doctor

Career Paths:

Students who graduate with this M.A. in Law degree might have the practical mediation and theoretical legal knowledge to move into careers in family law, business negotiations, or conflict resolution. Some might look to advance their current careers or find new careers in fields like:

  • Human resources
  • Social services
  • Corporate administration
  • Real estate

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