2021-2022 Academic Catalog

M.S. in Legal Studies: Law and Public Policy

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Program Description

The law and public policy concentration of the Master of Science in Legal Studies program is designed for students seeking graduate education in the analysis and application of law in a multitude of contexts. Students address, analyze and critique the law and its public policy implications from social, administrative, juridical, ethical, operational and managerial perspectives. Special emphasis is given to the practical ramifications of how law and public policy intersect, influencing the culture, the community and the individual.

Program Coordinator

Dr. Christina A. Toras

Delivery Mode

Global Online (100% online delivery)


Cal U's legal studies program is an Academic Alliance partner with the FBI National Academy Associates (FBI NAA). FBI National Academy graduates who have completed graduate-level courses while attending the academy may transfer up to 9 credit hours to the M.S. in Legal Studies if they have not already been applied toward the requirements of another graduate degree.

The program also partners with the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (FBI-LEEDA Inc.) to award three graduate credits for completion of all three leadership courses required for the Trilogy Award. The three credits can be applied toward completion of the M.S. in Legal Studies.


Course Credits
LAW 600  Law and Public Policy  3
LAW 601  Law and Ethics 3
LAW 602  Law, Civil Liberties and the Constitution 3
LAW 603  Law and Legal Method 3
LAW 607  Law and Criminal Conduct 3
LAW 608  Law and Civil Litigation 3
LAW 610  Law, Justice and the Family 3
LAW 700  Law and the International Community 3
LAW 701  Law and Administrative Agencies 3
LAW 704  Law, Business and the Workplace 3
Total 30

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