Online Master of Legal Studies – Construction Law Emphasis
Arizona State University’s Master of Legal Studies with an emphasis in construction law is your path to developing knowledge and experience related to key regulations, requirements and relationships in this industry. You’ll study how to interpret laws, how to speak and decipher complex legal terms and whether using a lawyer is in your company’s best interests.
Next start date: 01/08/2024
Total classes: 10
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 30
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What contract and construction law skills will I gain in this program?
Construction law refers to regulations, contracts, legal precedents, liabilities and similar concepts that influence industry operations. It involves several areas of legal interest, from torts to contract law.
As a student in the Master of Legal Studies with an emphasis in construction law program, you’ll learn about concepts concerning:
- Contractors and subcontractors.
- Environmental and other regulations.
- Owner relationships.
- Site conditions.
Additionally, 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.
Will this master’s help me become a construction lawyer?
A construction law degree emphasis is valuable for many roles in the industry. While the Master of Legal Studies with an emphasis in construction law won’t prepare you to become a construction lawyer, it will allow you to develop a deeper understanding of the law. Knowledge in this area benefits architects, site supervisors, regulatory specialists and more.
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:
U.S. 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 construction law emphasis?
A construction law emphasis 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. Career examples include, but aren’t limited to:
How to apply
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 & World Report rankings highlight our dedication to preparing students for success.
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