Master of Laws (LL.M.) in American Legal Studies

Lina Sophat '11, Regent Graduate
Lina Sophat '11
Corporate Law Associate,
Bun & Associates, Cambodia


"Coming to America was one
of my dreams and being able to
study at Regent Law exceeded
my expectations. I loved
everything about my experience;
Regent Law is a devoted
community of faculty and
students who genuinely care
about each other."

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On Campus and Online Degree Overview

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) in American Legal Studies meets the needs of international attorneys who wish to be trained in American law. Designed for graduates of accredited institutions outside the U.S. who have already earned a J.D.-equivalent law degree, Regent’s LL.M. offers students a rigorous academic experience plus the unique benefit of studying American law from a Christian perspective with a U.S. News & World Report leader in online education.

In addition to our standard courses in American law, LL.M. students may take courses in many different areas, including but not limited to corporate, commercial and transactional law; constitutional law; public law; alternative dispute resolution; intellectual property law; family law; and criminal law and procedure, among others.

LL.M. in American Legal Studies Highlights

*Please note that the online LL.M. in American Legal Studies will not be offered for Fall 2014 but will resume in Spring 2015. The on-campus LL.M. in American Legal Studies remains available for Fall 2014.

Curriculum: View courses and course descriptions.
Credits: 24 credit hours.
Format: Offered entirely online or on our Virginia Beach campus.
Results: Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree with a concentration in American Legal Studies.
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Features: Students learn from a faculty of internationally-recognized professors, practitioners, and legal scholars from some of the nation's finest schools, including Harvard, Yale, Duke, the University of Chicago and the University of Virginia. A U.S. News & World Report recognized leader in online education, Regent University allows you the opportunity to earn a rigorous LL.M. without leaving home, family, or employment to study abroad. Our LL.M. programs, taught in the context of a Christian worldview, prepare future and practicing attorneys for lifelong success.

Integration of Faith and Law

Faith-law integration is exemplified by "Christian Foundations of Law," a required course introducing students to the historical and philosophical roots of English and American law. The course encourages students to ask: "Why?" Why do we enforce contracts? Why do we punish crime? Why do we forbid the taking of life, liberty and property without due process of law?

By exploring a multidisciplinary breadth of classic texts in history, philosophy and theology, full-time and part-time students gain an appreciation of the Biblical foundations of the law and legal institutions of the United States.