Online Master of Legal Studies in Construction Law

Arizona State University’s Master of Legal Studies in construction law is your path to developing knowledge and experience related to key regulations, requirements and relationships in this industry. In this program, you’ll cover topics including construction contracts, zoning law, property law and water law. You’ll also take on key roles in project oversight and leadership while competing for related positions.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 01/10/2022


Total classes: 10

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 30

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What is construction law?

Construction law refers to regulations, contracts, legal precedents, liabilities and similar concepts that influence industry operation. It involves several areas of legal interest, from torts to contract law.

A construction law degree is valuable for many roles in the industry. The Master of Legal Studies in construction law won’t prepare you to become a lawyer. However, it will allow you to develop a deeper understanding of the law. Knowledge in this area benefits architects, site supervisors, regulatory specialists and more.

What is a career in construction law like?

 

A construction law specialization allows you to offer key insights and guidance for the many legal facets of construction projects. Proficiency in construction law is widely applicable within the industry. Successful projects require attention to the regulations that influence project certification, planning, design and physical construction.

A construction law degree is an indicator of your expertise in this important aspect of construction. This degree supports growth in your current role and in your efforts to secure new positions. Overall, you’ll set yourself apart from your peers by expanding your familiarity within this area of the law.

What contract and construction law skills will I gain in this program?

 

As a student in the Master of Legal Studies in construction law program, you’ll learn about concepts concerning:

  • Contractors and subcontractors.
  • Contracts.
  • Environmental and other regulations.
  • Owner relationships.
  • Site conditions.

You’ll also study how to interpret laws, how to speak and decipher complex legal terms and whether or not using a lawyer is in your company’s best interests.

Will my construction law degree say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

Construction law courses

The curriculum for the construction law program begins with a foundation in the basics of U.S. law, followed by a review of important legal areas in the industry. You can count on focused support provided by a team dedicated to the needs of Master of Legal Studies students. Featured courses include:


Core course

US Law and Legal Analysis


Elective

Advanced Topics in Construction Law


Elective

Construction Law


Elective

Constitution Law


Elective

Energy Law and Policy


Elective

Environmental Law


Elective

Fundamentals of Contract Law


Elective

Land Use Regulation


What can I do with a construction law degree?

Earning a construction law degree prepares you to provide valuable input and guidance in roles throughout the construction industry. Enhancing your ability to solve problems and make decisions related to legal concerns can be valuable in careers including, but not limited to:

Architect

City manager

Land use planner

Policy director

Real estate developer

Remediation specialist

Supervisor

Experienced and committed educators

The faculty members in the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law have more than 300 combined years of experience. Hailing from across the country, they’re nationally recognized for their wealth of knowledge. The College of Law’s world-class faculty members provide comprehensive legal education in popular focus areas and address legal challenges on a global scale.

Experienced and committed educators

The faculty members in the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law have more than 300 combined years of experience. Hailing from across the country, they’re nationally recognized for their wealth of knowledge. The College of Law’s world-class faculty members provide comprehensive legal education in popular focus areas and address legal challenges on a global scale.

Construction law degree admission requirements

Applicants to the Master of Legal Studies program must fulfill the requirements of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.

U.S.-educated applicants can apply through our FastApp process, which streamlines the application process and may allow for an offer of conditional admission to the MLS program while the applicant continues to submit any additional requested documentation. Find more information about the FastApp process here.

FastApp process

Application requirements

Additional admission information

Study at one of the best law schools in the country

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU is one of the top schools in the nation. The college provides personalized and practical legal education. Offering more than 250 unique courses, students have the opportunity to tailor their educational experiences to meet their unique interests. Our bar passage achievements and peer-reviewed U.S. News and World Report rankings highlight our dedication to preparing students for success.

#1


in Arizona for bar passage.

Top 25


Bar Passage & JD Advantage Jobs, according to the American Bar Association.

Top 10


Public Law Schools, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Top 25


Best Law Schools, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

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