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Master of Jurisprudence –
Territorial Law Concentration

The Territorial Law Concentration is just one of your options. See the main Master of Jurisprudence page for details about the overall program and other available options.

Territorial Law Concentration (available online)

Nearly four million people live in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa.  Although part of the United States, these five territories and their residents do not enjoy the same constitutional and statutory rights as Americans who live in the fifty states.

At the same time, each territory has developed its own distinct law and institutions with the United States legal framework, with renewed pushes for greater self-determination, equality and economic development.

While applicants from all backgrounds are welcome, the program is particularly well-suited for those who intend to or currently do business in the territories.

The M.Jur. will consist of 30 credit hours that can be completed on-campus, fully online or through a combination of courses and externships.

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The M.Jur. concentration in Territorial Law is designed to provide students with insight into territorial laws and legal systems, human rights, economic development and constitutional law.

-Anthony Ciolli

Required Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
Fundamentals of the American Legal System (offered online) 2
Legal Research and Writing (offered online) 2
Constitutional Law (offered online) 3-4


Additional Concentration Electives

Course Name Credit Hours
Advanced Con Law – U.S. Territories * (available online) 3
State & Territorial Legal Institution * (available online) 3
Administrative Law (available online) 3
Advanced Con Law: Free Speech, Press  3
Advanced Con Law: 1st Amendment 3
Asset Protection Planning 2
Comparative Law 3
Commercial Paper 3
Doing Business with Mexico 3
Federal Courts 3
International ADR and Tribunals 2
International Commercial Arbitration 2
International Human Rights 3
Leg Spanish & Mexican Legal Sys 3
Race and Racism in American Law 2
Sales: UCC Article 2 2
Sales/Secured Transactions 4
Secured Transactions: UCC Article 9 3

Courses marked with an * are required electives. Two additional courses from the list must be chosen.

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