Online Master of Laws

Are you a domestic or international attorney who’d like to expand your legal knowledge or specialize in a new field? The Master of Laws degree online at Arizona State University may be the right fit.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 01/10/2022


Total classes: 8

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 24

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What will I learn in the Master of Laws degree program?

The Master of Laws degree is customizable to your legal career aspirations. Whether you’re an international lawyer seeking to learn about the U.S. legal system or a seasoned attorney wanting to specialize in a new area of law, there are courses that fit your interests. The program curriculum includes diverse topics ranging from legal analysis and writing to regulatory law, intellectual property and more. You can choose the coursework that aligns best with your goals.

What skills will I earn with a Master of Laws degree online?

 

Regardless of which topic areas you choose as your focus, you’ll gain transferable skills applicable to any legal field, such as the understanding of:

  • Legal analysis and reasoning, legal research and problem-solving.
  • Professional and ethical responsibilities to clients and the legal system.
  • Substantive and procedural law.
  • The U.S. legal system and common terminology.
  • Written and oral communication in the legal context.

Is a Master of Laws degree worth it?

 

The Master of Laws degree program allows you to pivot your legal career and pursue a new specialty. Graduating from this program signals to employers that you’re knowledgeable about a particular area of law. Topics can include contract management, sustainability law and sports law and business, among others.

If you’re an international student, you’ll gain enhanced knowledge about the U.S. legal system and specialized topics of law. However, completion of this program is unlikely to qualify you to sit for a U.S. bar exam.

Master of Laws degree courses

Flexibility is the hallmark of this degree program. With more than 70 unique online courses to choose from each year, the 24-credit Master of Laws program is customized to meet your career goals with focus on popular areas of study. Two core courses are required for international students enrolled in the program. Examples of potential courses you can take can include the following:


Core

Professional Legal Writing


Core

U.S. Law and Legal Analysis


Elective

Administrative Law


Elective

American Indian Law


Elective

Business Organizations


Elective

Criminal Law


Elective

Data Privacy and Protection


Elective

Fundamentals of Contract Law


What can I do with a Master of Laws degree?

Earning a Master of Laws degree increases your competitiveness in a variety of law specialties in addition to preparing you for other career paths, such as:

Attorney

Contract specialist

Corporate executive

Compliance professional

Human resources director

Law faculty

Study with experts who address legal challenges on a global scale

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.

Study with experts who address legal challenges on a global scale

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.

Master of Laws degree online admission requirements

Applicants to the Master of Laws program must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.

Domestic applicants

International applicants

Additional application information

Study at #1 college in Arizona for bar passage

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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