The university is offering flexible online coursework and the option to meet in person weekly in Chandler.
The program equips the Chandler workforce to address the growing need for professionals with legal training in business, government and nonprofit settings, creating a stronger workforce for Arizona.
“The University of Arizona’s commitment to delivering quality higher education options in Chandler has played a key role in building our talented workforce,” said Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke in a news release. “I look forward to supporting the University of Arizona’s continued expansion as our community continues to attract world-class companies in need of a diverse labor force.”
The master of legal studies program is a 30-unit, flexible graduate program that builds legal and critical-thinking skills along with specialized expertise in areas including regulation; compliance; negotiations; human resources; law enforcement; and working with corporations, public agencies, tribal governments and more.
“The University of Arizona College of Law Master of Legal Studies degree delivered at UA Chandler is a natural expansion of one of the college’s fastest-growing and most vibrant and adaptable degree programs,” said Marc Miller, dean and Ralph W. Bilby Professor of Law, in a news release. “We are excited to bring to Chandler our exceptional faculty and wide range of courses, as well as opportunities for professional development and connection to the large law school and huge University of Arizona Phoenix area alumni base.”
The university's program in Chandler is well-suited for working professionals, according to the news release.
On average, students complete the program in 21 months, and course schedules can be customized—with spring, summer, and fall semester starts and offerings.
Beginning in spring 2021, the program will offer the option of in-person class meetings on Thursday evenings at 125 E. Commonwealth Ave., Chandler, safety permitting and consistent with University of Arizona re-entry directives, according to the news release.
For more information, visit http://chandler.arizona.edu/programs/graduate.