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 – Administration & Regulatory Law Concentration (On Campus/Online) Learn More and Apply

The Master of Arts in Law is designed for working students who wish to study law for professional advancement and for students seeking a practical academic credential to increase their marketability as they launch their career. You will be grounded in foundational legal contexts, taught through a Christian worldview, so you can better understand the laws that affect your career. The concentration in Administrative & Regulatory Law is offered online and on campus (with limited course selection). You may customize your program to focus on social, market sector, or health, safety and environmental regulation to effect positive change.

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  • Required courses (15 credit hours):
  • ENGL 500 Graduate Academic Writing Seminar (0)
  • MLAW 513 American Legal Thought (3)
  • MLAW 552 American Legal System & Writing (3)
  • MLAW 605 Legislation and Regulation (3)
  • MLAW 619 Constitutional Law and Policy I (3)
  • UNIV LIB University Library Course (0)
  • Concentration Specific Required Course:
  • MLAW 603 Administrative Law & Policy (3)
  • Complete 15 credit hours from the following list of courses:
  • MLAW 521 Contract Law (3)
  • MLAW 561 Property Law & Policy (3)
  • MLAW 583 Immigration Law and Procedure (3)
  • MLAW 604 American Tort System (3)
  • MLAW 620 Constitutional Law and Policy II (3)
  • MLAW 623 Non-Profit Organizations (3)
  • MLAW 628 Employment Law (3)
  • MLAW 629 Labor Law (3)
  • MLAW 630 Employment Discrimination (3)
  • MLAW 640 National Security Law (3)
  • MLAW 643 Health Care Law (3)
  • MLAW 655 Negotiations (3)
  • MLAW 674 Religion in the Workplace (3)
  • And/or the following courses from the Robertson School of Government or the School of Business & Leadership:
  • GOV 623 Public Policy Initiatives (3)
  • GOV 660 Intelligence & National Security (3)
  • GOV 677 Terrorism and Homeland Defense (3)
  • GOV 679 National Security Affairs (3)
  • GOV 681 Intergovernmental Relations (3)
  • GOV 683 Health Care Policy & Ethics (3)
  • HRMT 642 Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining (3)

M.A. in Law – Business Concentration (On Campus/Online) Learn More

The Master of Arts in Law is designed for working students who wish to study law for professional advancement and for students seeking a practical academic credential to increase their marketability as they launch their career. You will be grounded in foundational legal contexts, taught through a Christian worldview, so you can better understand the laws that affect your career. The concentration in Business is offered online (with limited on-campus course selection). Through coursework that allows you to blend business management and contract law, you will gain proficiency in legal analysis and writing, contracts, business transactions, sales and negotiations. You will also gain proficiency in launching and managing a business, negotiating contracts, understanding employment law and more.

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  • Required courses (15 credit hours):
  • ENGL 500 Graduate Academic Writing Seminar (0)
  • MLAW 513 American Legal Thought (3)
  • MLAW 552 American Legal System & Writing (3)
  • MLAW 605 Legislation and Regulation (3)
  • MLAW 619 Constitutional Law and Policy I (3)
  • UNIV LIB University Library Course (0)
  • Concentration Specific Required Course:
  • MLAW 602 Business Entities (3)
  • Complete 15 credit hours from the following list of courses:
  • MLAW 521 Contract Law (3)
  • MLAW 557 Drafting Contracts (3)
  • MLAW 561 Property Law & Policy
  • MLAW 603 Administrative Law & Policy (3)
  • MLAW 604 American Tort System (3)
  • MLAW 620 Constitutional Law and Policy II (3)
  • MLAW 623 Non-Profit Organizations (3)
  • MLAW 628 Employment Law (3)
  • MLAW 629 Labor Law (3)
  • MLAW 630 Employment Discrimination (3)
  • MLAW 634 Criminal Law and & Procedure I (3)
  • MLAW 655 Negotiations (3)
  • MLAW 661 Family Law & Policy (3)
  • MLAW 670 Survey of Taxation (3)
  • And/or the following courses from the School of Business & Leadership:
  • FNCE 651 Investment, Financing, & Funding Relationships (3)
  • HRMT 643 Performance Management (3)
  • HRMT 644 Strategic Human Resource Management Issues (3)
  • LMOL 642 International Business Law (3)
  • MBA 610 Managerial Economics (3)
  • MBA 630 Marketing (3)
  • MBA 640 Managing People (3)
  • MBA 645 Managing Organizations (3)
  • MBA 679 Business Planning & Launch (3)

M.A. in Law – Criminal Justice Concentration (On Campus/Online*) Learn More

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 (9 hours):
  • MAL 511 Christian Foundations of Law (3) or MAL 513 American Legal Thought (3)
  • MAL 531 Criminal Law (3) or MAL 634 Criminal Law & Procedure (3) (but not both)
  • MAL 552 American Legal System & Writing (3)
  • Complete 21 hours from the following list of courses:
  • MAL 533 Juvenile Law (3)
  • MAL 535 International Trafficking in Persons (3)
  • MAL 590 Independent Study (1-2)
  • MAL 591 Judicial/Governmental Externship (1-3)
  • MAL 617 Legislation (3)
  • MAL 619 Constitutional Law & Policy I (3)
  • MAL 620 Constitutional Law & Policy II (3)
  • MAL 631 Constitutional Criminal Procedure (3)
  • MAL 632 Criminal Pretrial Practice (2)
  • MAL 636 International Criminal Law (2)
  • MAL 640 National Security Law (3)
  • MAL 655 Negotiations (3)
  • MAL 661 Family Law (3)
  • MAL 672 Human Rights, Civil Liberties, & National Security (1)
  • And/or the following courses from the Robertson School of Government:
  • GOV 660 Intelligence & National Security (3)
  • GOV 677 Terrorism and Homeland Defense (3)

*Offered online with limited course selection.

M.A. in Law – General Legal Studies Concentration (Online/On Campus*) Learn More

The M.A. in Law - General Legal Studies concentration gives you the freedom to customize a program that will expand your legal knowledge and help you master critical thinking skills. This program will help prepare you to effectively operate within a legal environment, work with attorneys and provide an astute legal perspective to those you lead and serve. Through the General Legal Studies concentration, you will gain a foundational understanding of the American legal system, with an opportunity to choose from a robust list of challenging M.A. in Law courses. Taught from a Christian perspective, this program also will equip you with the essential theory, policy and best practices associated with legal issues, policies and regulations.

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  • Required courses (6 hours):
  • MAL 511 Christian Foundations of Law (3) or LAW 513 American Legal Thought (3)
  • MAL 552 American Legal System & Writing (3)

Complete 12 additional hours from any "MAL" courses in one of the M.A. in Law concentrations.

Complete the final 12 hours from any "MAL" courses in one of the M.A. in Law concentrations.

*Offered entirely online and on campus with some online courses.

M.A. in Law – Human Resources Management Concentration (Online) Learn More

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 hours):
  • MAL 513 American Legal Thought (3) or MAL 511 Christian Foundations of Law (3)
  • MAL 521 Contracts (3)
  • MAL 552 American Legal System & Writing (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 Managing People (3)
  • Complete 15 hours from the following list of courses and/or the two School of Business & Leadership courses not taken to complete core requirements:
  • MAL 557 Drafting Contracts (3)
  • MAL 590 Independent Study (1-2)
  • MAL 604 American Tort Systems (3)
  • MAL 619 Constitutional Law & Policy I (3)
  • MAL 620 Constitutional Law & Policy II (3)
  • MAL 623 Non-Profit, Tax Exempt Organizations (3)
  • MAL 628 Employment Law (3)
  • MAL 630 Employment Discrimination (3)
  • MAL 655 Negotiations (3)
  • MAL 661 Family Law (3)

M.A. in Law – Human Rights Concentration (On Campus) Learn More

Gain the tools you need to seek justice and serve as an advocate for those who are oppressed and vulnerable in the United States and around the world. Focused on the rule of law and grounded in a Christian foundation, the Human Rights concentration blends essential legal insights with practical application and policy discourse, giving you comprehensive knowledge of human rights, abuses and on-going litigation. You will gain a valuable understanding of the American legal system and international law as you consider national security issues and explore policies and tactics to address human rights abuses and violations such as human trafficking, immigration, children's rights, religious freedom and civil liberties. You will have access to Regent's Center for Global Justice, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law and opportunities to participate in global projects and internships with established international human rights organizations.

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  • Required courses (9 credit hours):
  • MAL 511 Christian Foundations of Law (3) or MAL 513 American Legal Thought (3)
  • MAL 552 American Legal System & Writing (3)
  • MAL 686 International & Comparative Human Rights (3)
  • Complete 21 hours from the following list of courses:
  • MAL 533 Juvenile Law (3)
  • MAL 535 International Trafficking in Persons (3)
  • MAL 580CA Child Advocacy Practicum (1-3)
  • MAL 580IM Immigration Practicum (1-3)
  • MAL 585 Immigration Law & Procedure (3)
  • MAL 590 Independent Study (1-2)
  • MAL 623 Legal Aid/Nonprofit Externship (1-3)
  • MAL 636 International Criminal Law (2)
  • MAL 640 National Security Law (3)
  • MAL 672 Human Rights, Civil Liberties, & National Security (1)
  • MAL 674 Religion in the Workplace (3)
  • MAL 675 Comparative Law (2)
  • MAL 676 International Religious Freedom (2)
  • MAL 678 International Children's Rights (2)
  • MAL 680 International Development & the Rule of Law (2)
  • MAL 682 Legal History (3)
  • MAL 684 International Law (3)
  • MAL 685 Origins of the Western Legal Tradition (2)
  • MAL 687 Jurisprudence (3)
  • MAL 688 Biblical Law (3)
  • MAL 689 Shari'a Law (3)

M.A. in Law – Mediation Concentration (On Campus/Online) Learn More

The Master of Arts in Law is designed for working students who wish to study law for professional advancement and for students seeking a practical academic credential to increase their marketability as they launch their career. You will be grounded in foundational legal contexts, taught through a Christian worldview, so you can better understand the laws that affect your career. The concentration in Mediation is offered online and on campus (with limited course selection). Become a skilled, confident professional in mediating business deals and resolving conflict in virtually any professional setting.

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  • Required courses (18 credit hours):
  • ENGL 500 Graduate Academic Writing Seminar (0)
  • MLAW 513 American Legal Thought (3)
  • MLAW 552 American Legal System & Writing (3)
  • MLAW 605 Legislation and Regulation (3)
  • MLAW 619 Constitutional Law and Policy I (3)
  • UNIV LIB University Library Course (0)
  • Concentration Specific Required Course:
  • MLAW 655 Negotiations (3)
  • MLAW 656 General Mediation (3)
  • Complete 12 credit hours from the following list of courses:
  • MLAW 521 Contract Law (3)
  • MLAW 604 American Tort System (3)
  • MLAW 628 Employment Law (3)
  • MLAW 629 Labor Law (3)
  • MLAW 630 Employment Discrimination (3)
  • MLAW 661 Family Law & Policy (3)
  • MLAW 667 Family Mediation (3)
  • MLAW 674 Religion in the Workplace (3)
  • And/or the following courses from the Robertson School of Government or the School of Business & Leadership:
  • HRMT 642 Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining (3)
  • LMOL 605 Organizational Communications, Conflict Resolution, and Negotiations (3)
  • MBA 640 Managing People (3)

M.A. in Law – National Security Concentration (On Campus/Online*) Learn More

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 (9 hours):
  • MAL 511 Christian Foundations of Law (3) or MAL 513 American Legal Thought (3)
  • MAL 552 American Legal System & Writing (3)
  • MAL 640 National Security Law (3)
  • Complete 24 hours from the following list of courses:
  • MAL 531 Criminal Law (3) or MAL 634 Criminal Law & Procedure (3) (but not both)
  • MAL 590 Independent Study (1-2)
  • MAL 619 Constitutional Law & Policy I (3)
  • MAL 620 Constitutional Law & Policy II (3)
  • MAL 623 Non-Profit, Tax Exempt Organizations (3)
  • MAL 636 International Criminal Law (2)
  • MAL 655 Negotiations (3)
  • MAL 672 Human Rights, Civil Liberties, & National Security (1)
  • MAL 680 International Development & the Rule of Law (2)
  • MAL 684 International Law (3)
  • And/or the following courses from the Robertson School of Government:
  • GOV 660 Intelligence & National Security (3)
  • GOV 677 Terrorism & Homeland Defense (3)

*Offered online with limited course selection.

M.A. in Law – Non-Profit Management Concentration (Online) Learn More

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 hours):
  • MAL 513 American Legal Thought (3) or MAL 511 Christian Foundations of Law (3)
  • MAL 552 American Legal System & Writing (3)
  • MAL 623 Non-Profit, Tax Exempt Organizations (3)
  • Complete 21 hours from the following list of courses:
  • MAL 521 Contracts (3)
  • MAL 557 Drafting Contracts (3)
  • MAL 590 Independent Study (1-2)
  • MAL 604 American Tort Systems (3)
  • MAL 619 Constitutional Law & Policy I (3)
  • MAL 620 Constitutional Law & Policy II (3)
  • MAL 628 Employment Law (3)
  • MAL 630 Employment Discrimination (3)
  • MAL 655 Negotiations (3)
  • And/or the following courses from the Robertson School of Government or the School of Business & 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 & Faith-Based Organizations Fundraising Development (3)
  • MBA 610 Managerial Economics (3)

M.A. in Law – CFP® Board Registered Wealth Management & Financial Planning Concentration (Online)
(Capstone course is also available to JD students and graduates.) Learn More

Looking for online law graduate programs for wealth management and planning? The Wealth Management & Financial Planning concentration will help to equip you with the necessary financial planning tools and a Christian foundation to guide high-net-worth individuals and corporations through the intricacies of managing wealth. Regent Law assures instruction by, and continued access to, estate planning and tax experts and is one of the first law schools to offer a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) program designed to help you attain eligibility to take the CFP® Certification Examination and attain an academic credential – the Master of Arts in Law – giving you a distinctly competitive advantage.

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  • Required courses (30 credit hours):
  • MAL 513 American Legal Thought (3) or LAW 511 Christian Foundations of Law (3)
  • MAL 521 Contracts (3)
  • MAL 542 Insurance Law & Planning (2)
  • MAL 543 Professional Conduct & Relationships (1)
  • MAL 544 Fundamentals of Estate Planning (3)
  • MAL 545 Capstone in Financial Planning (3)
  • MAL 552 American Legal System & Writing (3)
  • MAL 670 Survey of Taxation (3)
  • And the following three courses in the School of Business & Leadership:
  • FNCE 652 Financial Planning (3)
  • FNCE 653 Financial Analysis (3)
  • FNCE 654 Portfolio Analysis (3)

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