Online Master of Legal Studies – Construction Law Emphasis
Arizona State University’s Master of Legal Studies with an emphasis in construction law degree 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.
Next start date: 08/18/2022
Total classes: 10
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 30
Degree questions, answered.
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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 emphasis is valuable for many roles in the industry. The Master of Legal Studies with an emphasis 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's 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 emphasis 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.
Will my Master of Legal Studies 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.
Please note your diploma will state the degree you earn: Master of Legal Studies. Your emphasis in construction law will not appear on your diploma or transcripts.
Construction law courses
The curriculum for the construction law degree emphasis 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:
US Law and Legal Analysis
Advanced Topics in Construction Law
Energy Law and Policy
Fundamentals of Contract Law
Land Use Regulation
What can I do with a master’s degree with a construction law emphasis?
Master of Legal Studies 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 Master of Legal Studies program while the applicant continues to submit any additional requested documentation. Find more information about the FastApp process here.
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.
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