Juris Master in International Legal Studies (JM) Online Degree Program

Juris Master in International Legal Studies

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The Juris Master in International Legal Studies Equips Professionals to be Global Law Experts

Liberty University’s 100% online Juris Master in International Legal Studies degree will enrich your understanding of international law and fundamental legal principles to increase your ability to address the global implications of policy and legal issues in many industries. For non-lawyer professionals who do not intend to practice law but want to study advanced legal principles and international policy, the online JM in International Studies provides the best possible path to become an international law and policy expert.

Can I Practice Law With a Juris Master Degree?

A Juris Master degree is designed to complement professional experience and an academic background in another field but does not meet requirements to sit for the BAR exam or practice law. The American Bar Associate does not accredit any non-Juris Doctor degrees. If you are thinking of becoming an attorney, we encourage you to apply to our residential JD program.

Why Choose Liberty University’s Online Juris Master in International Legal Studies Program?

If you currently own a business, have a role in government, or operate a non-profit that consistently interacts with international law and regulations, you can appreciate how an advanced understanding of domestic and global laws can be an essential requirement for success. This 30 credit hour Master’s degree is taught from a Christian world-view and helps students gain a grasp of essential legal concepts without the commitment of a residential Juris Doctorate degree. In an increasingly global economy, professionals need to understand international legal policy and regulations that influence the functioning of business corporations, international organizations, mission agencies, and other enterprises. The J.M. in International Legal Studies will help you gain a strategic understanding of this specialized area of law. These advanced legal studies will equip you for policy advisement, policy writing, legal consulting, and many other tertiary legal scholarship roles.

What Will You Learn in Our Online Juris Master in International Legal Studies Degree?

Our online JM in International Legal Studies degree is designed to provide you with advanced studies in foreign legal policies, international business regulations, and other forms of overlapping governance that affect global markets. The core of the online JM degree covers legal systems, legal analysis, research of law topics, and history of law to give students a thorough background in legal studies. Because Liberty University is a Christian school and desires to train Champions for Christ in the law and policy field, the online Juris Master program is grounded in biblical ethics and professional responsibility that reflects a Christian worldview.

The International Legal Studies area of study for the online Juris Master degree provides a flexible selection of advanced legal studies courses that students may choose from to customize their degree to a specific field. Students may choose to emphasize International legal issues and policies in business, public policy, trade law, diplomacy, armed conflicts, and human rights.

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Program Highlights of the Online Juris Master in International Legal Studies

  • By earning your Juris Master in International Legal Studies online from an accredited non-profit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university. 
  • The online JM in International Legal Studies is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
  • As an online student, you will have the opportunity to network with leaders and experts in law from across the country.
  • Students can complete the online Juris Master – International Legal Studies in as little as one year.

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Military Benefits

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: 

  • Tuition discounts - $275 for graduate (per credit hour)
    • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as an Emergency Responder (less than $625 per course).
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.

Program Format for the Online JM in International Legal Studies

  • 100% online
  • 30 total credit hours
  • Up to 12 credit hours of the program may be transferred in from previous relevant coursework.
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times

Online Juris Master in International Legal Studies Degree Information and Requirements

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Potential Career Options for Graduates of the Online JM in International Legal Studies Degree

Liberty’s online Graduate Juris Master (JM) helps to prepare students to work in fields where legal knowledge is helpful, including: 

  • Human Resources
  • International Business
  • Politics
  • Mission organizations
  • Non-profits
  • Government leadership