The American legal system impacts millions of lives and countless organizations each day. It’s a complexity that influences companies worldwide — which places high value on those who can navigate the law for business success. At Hofstra Law, you can become a highly sought-after expert in U.S. law. Choose our exclusively online Master of Arts in American Legal Studies to become fluent in the system that shapes our modern world.

More than 116,200 new legal service careers are expected to emerge between 2016 and 2026.*
*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Why Choose Hofstra Law for Your MA in American
Legal Studies?

Our Master of Arts in American Legal Studies can equip you with the practical expertise to thrive in legal services — all without interrupting your life or career.

Flexible
Coursework is 100% online
— no campus visits.

Supportive
Benefit from 24/7 technical support.

Accessible
No LSAT, GMAT
or GRE required.

Convenient
Choose from three start dates — fall, spring or summer.

Expedient
Graduate in less than two years.

Who Should Choose the Master of Arts in
American Legal Studies?

The online Master of Arts in American Legal Studies is designed for U.S. students who are pursuing careers that require practical knowledge of the law.

Whether your background is in such fields as accounting, business, compliance, human resources or legal services, our program can build on your foundation and equip you to become a valuable legal resource to your organization.

What Can I Learn with an MA in American Legal Studies?

The 33-credit-hour online Master of Arts in American Legal Studies offers a comprehensive understanding of the U.S. legal system, how it interrelates with social issues and how citizens can utilize law and policy to create change — both personally and professionally.

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How Can the MA in American Legal Studies Advance My Career?

Earning your Master of Arts in American Legal Studies can lead to advanced career paths, promotions or greater responsibility in your current role. Our graduates work in legal services roles in industries such as local and national government, finance, education and health care.

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How Can the Online MA in American Legal Studies Enhance My Expertise?

Our graduates emerge with the expertise required to navigate U.S. law and the confidence to leverage it for organizational success. In our program, you can:

  • Enhance your understanding of U.S. law, reform and policy
  • Create opportunities for professional growth and career advancement
  • Prepare for legal service leadership opportunities
  • Build your network with professionals from diverse legal backgrounds
  • Learn from a faculty of experienced legal practitioners
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