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Liberty University’s law school provides a 100% online Juris Master (J.M.) in American Legal Studies program. This program was developed in an online format to provide you with the flexibility needed to juggle life and school, while still maintaining a quality education. Our Law School seeks to provide this online law degree to build upon your current knowledge and skills and give you an in-depth study and understanding of American law. There is a growing need for professionals familiar with the intricacies of American law. Due to America’s legal influence on institutions around the world, the Juris Master in American Legal Studies online degree will provide you with the ability to meet this need. By studying the American legal system through our J.M. degree, you will learn the fundamental principles of American constitutional law and gain a greater understanding of the influence that American government has on global enterprises.
Liberty University’s professors within the Juris Master of American Legal Studies online program are experienced professionals in the field with years of hands-on experience. Each professor will provide you with fresh insights and helpful tools to better understand course content. This particular online law degree exists to equip non-lawyers with knowledge of fundamental legal norms and principles to increase their effectiveness and intellectual abilities to address issues which have legal components in their respective professional fields. Our J.M.in American Legal Studies online degree primarily focuses on business professionals, church leaders, journalists, politicians, and missionaries who would like to study law without having to spend a significant amount of time or financial commitment on a J.D. degree. It is important to note that this is not an accredited degree by the American Bar Association and will not allow you to sit for the bar exam or practice law in the United States.
As the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation and the largest university in Virginia, we are always looking for new and exciting advancements to take your education experience to the next level. One of the most fundamental skills you will learn during your journey in completing a Juris Master in American Legal Studies is how to perform effective legal writing and analysis. Without the ability to develop research methods, research strategies, and statistical analysis, it is impossible to produce top-notch reports and data compilations which are used in formal legal analysis and communication. Students will explore torts and property law in-depth from a Judeo-Christian ethical worldview. Each of these segments of law come with its own multi-dimensional issues and particulars which you will come to master upon completion of your online legal studies degree.
Liberty’s law school seeks to expose you to not only the fundamentals of Constitutional Law but also jurisprudence and legal history. Acquiring knowledge of jurisprudence and legal history helps provide a platform on which to build upon your newly found skills in legal communication, various forms of law, and its relation to economic factors. Each course is meant to give you the theoretical and practical knowledge that you can take with you in your career.
Are you a service member, veteran, military spouse, or Department of Defense employee? We are proud to support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:
After completion of your Juris Master in American Legal Studies, you will have the opportunity to enter the workforce in a variety of career fields. Understanding American law is a necessity for those who wish to serve in a government leadership position. America’s legal system is complex and in need of critical care from Christian leaders. We need passionate Christians who have the heart for America and are seeking to secure the future for upcoming generations.