Do you want to learn about the law, but not practice law? If so, the Master of Legal Studies (M.L.S.) may be right for you.
Nearly all professions encounter legal issues, ranging from risk management to identifying potential liability concerns to understanding ever-increasing government regulation. Students in the Master of Legal Studies (M.L.S.) program explore the relationship between law and a wide variety of individual disciplines in a 30-credit program tailored to their professional objectives. Currently, the law school offers the following M.L.S. programs:
The M.L.S. degree can be completed in one to three years, on a full- or part-time basis. It is not a traditional, three-year law degree, but a master's degree in which students customize a program from more than 150 courses offered each semester by the College of Law. Most M.L.S. classes are taken with J.D. students. Graduates include professionals who have advanced their standing in careers ranging from human resources to intellectual property, real estate to law enforcement, and many vocations in between.
M.L.S. courses are taken at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law - which has moved up in the U.S. News & World Report rankings further and faster than any law school in the country. The College of Law is currently ranked No. 29 nationally by U.S. News.
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