7.08.2015

Regent Law Adds New M.A. in Law Concentrations

Seek justice. Encourage the oppressed. Plead the case of the orphan and the widow.

These charges to believers and the growing interest in global justice spurred Regent University's School of Law to develop new concentrations in Human Rights and General Legal Studies for its Master of Arts in Law (M.A.) program, launching Fall 2015.

Both of these 30-credit hour programs are designed for adult learners seeking to enhance their careers in fields such as business, human resources, criminal justice, national security and non-profit management.

The concentration in General Legal Studies will include courses in Christian Foundations of Law, American Legal System & Writing, with the opportunity for students to complete 24 credits in one or more M.A. in Law concentrations. The Human Rights concentration will train graduate students in areas such as child advocacy, national security and international law.

"There are few law schools that have the same breadth of concentrations that Regent offers, and offer quality online education," said James Davids, associate law professor and director of Regent Law’s L.L.M. and M.A. programs. "Regent has more M.A. in Law courses and students than any other law school in the country. This entrepreneurial education should be attractive to anyone who wants to advance their resume and career with a quality, practical degree."

Davids explained that these two new programs were created with the acknowledgement that students want to follow their own path to academic success. These programs will allow them to do just that.

Regent began the M.A. in Law program during Fall 2014, and currently enrolls more than 100 students.

"We seeks students with academic gifts, passion and time to graduate successfully from these programs," said Davids. "If someone has the ability to succeed, plus the drive and passion for human rights in general, then we want to help them reach their calling through the human rights program."

Learn more about Regent University's School of Law and the Master of Arts in Law.