Curriculum by Concentration

The Master’s in Law is a 30-credit hour program.

Please note: Courses listed may not be offered every semester.

M.A. in Law (Business & Commercial Law Concentration)
M.A. in Law (Business Management Concentration)
MA in Law with Human Resources Management Concentration (online) 
MA in Law with Non-Profit Management Concentration (online)
MA in Law with National Security Concentration (on campus)
MA in Law with Criminal Justice Concentration (blended on campus/online)

 


 

M.A. in Law (Business & Commercial Law Concentration)

The Business & Commercial Law concentration provides business professionals with foundational legal skills in related areas including legal analysis and writing, contracts, mergers and acquisitions, international business transactions, sales, secured transactions, and negotiations.

Required courses (9 hours):
LAW 511 Christian Foundations of Law (3) or LAW 813 American Legal Thought (3)
LAW 814 American Legal System & Writing (3)
LAW 823 Contracts (3)

Complete 21 hours from the following list of courses:
LAW 590 Independent Study (1-2)
LAW 621 Sales (2)
LAW 622 Secured Transactions (3) (with permission of Program Director)
LAW 627 Negotiable Instruments/Payment Systems (3)
LAW 655 Negotiations (3)
LAW 703 Non-Profit, Tax Exempt Organizations (3)
LAW 704 Employment Law (3)
LAW 706 Labor Law (3)
LAW 723 Bankruptcy (3) (with permission of Program Director)
LAW 724 International Business Transactions (2)
LAW 725 Insurance Law (3)
LAW 726 Securities Regulation (3) (with permission of Program Director)
LAW 727 Mergers & Acquisitions (3) (with permission of Program Director)
LAW 757 Drafting Contracts (3)
LAW 762 Real Estate Transactions & Skills (3)
LAW 766 Land Use Planning (3)
LAW 819 Constitutional Law & Policy I (3)
LAW 820 Constitutional Law & Policy II (3)

And/or the following courses from the Robertson School of Government or the School of Business and Leadership:
GOV 630 Public Human Resources Management (3)
ENTR 679 Business Plan & Launch (3)
FNCE 651 Investment, Financing, & Funding Relationships (3)
MBA 610 Managerial Economics (3)
MBA 630 Marketing (3)

M.A. in Law (Business Management Concentration)

The Business Management concentration equips business leaders with a competitive advantage through coursework in foundational legal analysis, contracts, business planning, investments and financing, and various electives ranging from employment law to business associations and constitutional law and policy.

Required courses (15 credit hours):
LAW 813 American Legal Thought (3) or LAW 511 Christian Foundations of Law (3)
LAW 814 American Legal System & Writing (3)
LAW 823 Contracts (3)
And at least two from the following four SBL courses:
ENTR 679 Business Plan & Launch (3)
FNCE 651 Investment, Financing, & Funding Relationships (3)
MBA 610 Managerial Economics (3)
MBA 630 Marketing (3)

Complete 15 hours from the following list of courses and/or the two SBL courses not taken to complete core requirements: 
LAW 590 Independent Study (1-2)
LAW 604 American Tort System (3)
LAW 630 Employment Discrimination (3)
LAW 634 Criminal Law & Procedure (3)
LAW 655 Negotiations (3)
LAW 703 Non-Profit, Tax Exempt Organizations (3)
LAW 704 Employment Law (3)
LAW 757 Drafting Contracts (3)
LAW 819 Constitutional Law & Policy I (3)
LAW 820 Constitutional Law & Policy II (3)

M.A. in Law (Human Resources Management Concentration)

The Human Resources Management concentration enhances the skill-sets of HR professionals through coursework including foundational legal analysis, contracts, employment law, strategic human resource management, performance management, and negotiations.

Required courses (15 credit hours):
LAW 813 American Legal Thought (3) or LAW 511 Christian Foundations of Law (3)
LAW 814 American Legal System & Writing (3)
LAW 823 Contracts (3)
And at least two from the following four SBL courses:
HRMT 641 Training & Development (3)
HRMT 643 Performance Management (3)
HRMT 644 Strategic Human Resource Management & Issues (3)
MBA 640 Leading People (3)

Complete 15 hours from the following list of courses and/or the two SBL courses not taken to complete core requirements:     
LAW 590 Independent Study (1-2)
LAW 604 American Tort System (3)
LAW 630 Employment Discrimination (3)
LAW 655 Negotiations (3)
LAW 661 Family Law (3)
LAW 703 Non-Profit, Tax Exempt Organizations (3)
LAW 704 Employment Law (3)
LAW 757 Drafting Contracts (3)
LAW 819 Constitutional Law & Policy I (3)
LAW 820 Constitutional Law & Policy II (3)

M.A. in Law (Non-Profit Management Concentration)

The Non-Profit Management concentration provides professionals working in a variety of non-profits with insights into the legalities surrounding non-profit/tax exempt organizations, the management of non-profit and faith-based organizations, negotiations, contracts, and other foundational legal coursework.

Required courses (9 credit hours):
LAW 703 Non-Profit, Tax Exempt Organizations (3)
LAW 813 American Legal Thought (3) or LAW 511 Christian Foundations of Law (3)
LAW 814 American Legal System & Writing (3)

Complete 21 credit hours from the following list of courses:  
LAW 590 Independent Study (1-2)
LAW 604 American Tort System (3)
LAW 630 Employment Discrimination (3)
LAW 655 Negotiations (3)
LAW 704 Employment Law (3)
LAW 757 Drafting Contracts (3)
LAW 819 Constitutional Law & Policy I (3)
LAW 820 Constitutional Law & Policy II (3)
LAW 823 Contracts (3)

And/or the following courses from the Robertson School of Government or the School of Business and Leadership:
GOV 630 Public Human Resources Management (3)
GOV 669 Public Management (3)
GOV 693 Managing Nonprofit & Faith-based Organizations (3)
GOV 694 Not-for-Profit and Faith-Based Organizations Fundraising Development (3)
MBA 610 Managerial Economics (3)

M.A. in Law (National Security Concentration)

The National Security concentration provides professionals working in government, public administration, and related fields with a competitive edge for employment or advancement through coursework in intelligence and national security, terrorism and homeland defense, criminal law and procedure, and foundational coursework in law and legal analysis.

Required courses (6 credit hours):
LAW 511 Christian Foundations of Law (3) or LAW 813 American Legal Thought (3)
LAW 814 American Legal System & Writing (3)

Complete 24 hours from the following list of courses:

LAW 531 Criminal Law (3)
or LAW 634 Criminal Law & Procedure (3) (but not both)
LAW 590 Independent Study (1-2)
LAW 655 Negotiations (3)
LAW 672 Human Rights, Civil Liberties, and National Security (1)
LAW 703 Non-Profit, Tax Exempt Organizations (3)
LAW 709 International Criminal Law (2)
LAW 710 International Development and the Rule of Law (2)
LAW 784 International Law (3)
LAW 790 National Security Law (3)
LAW 819 Constitutional Law & Policy I (3)
LAW 820 Constitutional Law & Policy II (3)

And/or the following courses from the Robertson School of Government:
GOV 660  Intelligence & National Security (3)
GOV 677 Terrorism and Homeland Defense (3)

M.A. in Law (Criminal Justice Concentration)

The Criminal Justice concentration strengthens the credentials of  professionals working in law enforcement and related fields with foundational legal coursework in criminal and constitutional law, constitutional criminal procedure, juvenile law, legislation, and human rights.

Required courses (6 credit hours):
LAW 511 Christian Foundations of Law (3) or LAW 813 American Legal Thought (3)
LAW 814 American Legal System & Writing (3)

Complete 24 credit hours from the following list of courses:

LAW 531 Criminal Law (3)
or LAW 634 Criminal Law & Procedure (3) (but not both)
LAW 590 Independent Study (1-2)
LAW 631 Constitutional Criminal Procedure (3)
LAW 632 Criminal Pretrial Practice (2)
LAW 655 Negotiations (3)
LAW 661 Family Law (3)
LAW 672 Human Rights, Civil Liberties, and National Security (1)
LAW 709 International Criminal Law (2)
LAW 732 Juvenile Law (3)
LAW 735 International Trafficking in Persons (3)
LAW 756 Judicial/Governmental Externship (1-3)
LAW 786 Legislation (3)
LAW 790 National Security Law (3)
LAW 819 Constitutional Law & Policy I (3)
LAW 820 Constitutional Law & Policy II (3)

And/or the following courses from the Robertson School of Government:

GOV 660 Intelligence & National Security (3)
GOV 677 Terrorism and Homeland Defense (3)