Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Human Rights

On-Campus Degree Overview

Regent Law's Master of Laws (LL.M.) with a concentration in Human Rights provides an advanced understanding of international, regional, and domestic human rights protection and promotion from a biblical perspective. This human rights degree is ideal for students with a passion for change who want to combine their legal education and Christian values to make a lasting difference.

The LL.M. in Human Rights program exists in partnership with Regent's Center for Global Justice, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law. Through the Center for Global Justice, the law school equips advocates to seek justice and provide hope and legal protection for the oppressed and vulnerable while working to promote human rights and the rule of law in our community and around the world. Students in our Virginia LL.M. program normally complete their studies in one academic year (two semesters).

The signature course in International & Comparative Human Rights addresses the origins and philosophical basis for the modern international human rights movement, the fundamental principles of modern international human rights law, and current mechanisms for the enforcement of human rights, all through the transcendent prism of a biblical worldview.

While this degree may qualify a student to take a bar exam, it is the student's responsibility to meet bar requirements and submit documentation accordingly, which may require more than Regent University School of Law degree certification.

LL.M. in Human Rights Highlights

Curriculum: View courses and course descriptions.
Length: 24 credit hours. Students typically complete this degree in one year and may begin the program in either the fall (August) or spring (January) semesters.
Format: Delivered entirely face-to-face
Results: Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree with a concentration in Human Rights
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Features: A thesis requirement provides students with the chance for in-depth exploration of contemporary human rights issues. Students produce a publishable paper that will contribute to the practical and scholarly debate over how best to address human rights challenges worldwide.

Integration of Faith and Law

Faith-law integration is exemplified by Christian Foundations of Law, a required course that introduces 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.