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A Master of Legal Studies, sometimes called a Master of Studies in Law, is a graduate degree often pursued after a Bachelor of Laws. Unlike the Juris Doctor, the MLS does not prepare students to sit for the bar. Most MLS programs last one or two years. What is an MLS in Legal Studies? It is an interdisciplinary look at the practices, institutions, values and meanings of legality and law. Some prog… Read more

A Master of Legal Studies, sometimes called a Master of Studies in Law, is a graduate degree often pursued after a Bachelor of Laws. Unlike the Juris Doctor, the MLS does not prepare students to sit for the bar. Most MLS programs last one or two years.

What is an MLS in Legal Studies? It is an interdisciplinary look at the practices, institutions, values and meanings of legality and law. Some programs may allow scholars to choose a particular concentration while others may simply offer the general program. This general MLS may include a variety of courses, such as law procedure, legal analysis and writing, public international law, legislative analysis, legal research, environmental policy and family law. Like other master’s degrees, an MLS may require students to participate in lectures, exams, projects, workshops, internships and dissertations.

An MLS program prepares students for a rigorous career by helping to build strong communication, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Participants can use these skills to help them succeed in both their personal and professional lives.

The tuition for a Master of Legal Studies can vary significantly from university to university. Sometimes, the location of the school, focus of the program and duration of the program affect the cost. Applicants can get an estimate by contacting a school directly.

While this education cannot prepare graduates to take the bar exam, it can still lead to a variety of meaningful career paths. The exact opportunities participants have can be dictated by their work history and other education. Examples of potential careers after getting an MLS in Legal Studies include court administrator, legal journalist, legislative staffer, policymaker, real estate agent, compliance officer and human resource specialist.

You may be able to enroll in an MLS program at schools around the world. You may even be able to attend universities from the comfort of your own home through online courses. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Hodges University
Fort Myers, USA

The JM is designed for non-lawyers and is intended to provide professionals with the practical legal skills they need in for-profit and non-profit landscapes, both locally and ... +

The JM is designed for non-lawyers and is intended to provide professionals with the practical legal skills they need in for-profit and non-profit landscapes, both locally and globally. -
MLS
Full-time
Part-time
10 months
English
Online
 
University of Technology Sydney
Sydney, Australia +3 More

This course gives non-law graduates an understanding of the legal and regulatory frameworks of the fields in which they work.

This course gives non-law graduates an understanding of the legal and regulatory frameworks of the fields in which they work. -
MLS
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
English
Jul 2022
Campus
 
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Philadelphia, USA

The Master in Law program at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School educates emerging and accomplished professionals. The program examines legal issues that transcend ... +

The Master in Law program at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School educates emerging and accomplished professionals. The program examines legal issues that transcend a wide range of fields and areas of expertise. -
MLS
English
Campus
 

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College of Law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, USA

The Master of Studies in Law (MSL) program is for accomplished professionals and academics in other disciplines who want to learn about the law to strengthen their professiona ... +

The Master of Studies in Law (MSL) program is for accomplished professionals and academics in other disciplines who want to learn about the law to strengthen their professional skills. It is a non-professional, terminal degree program designed for those who have had no legal training, do not desire a professional law degree, and do not wish to practice law. -
MLS
English
Campus
 
University of Georgia School of Law
Athens, USA

The University of Georgia School of Law Master in the Study of Law (M.S.L.) program provides an unparalleled educational opportunity for anyone seeking a greater understanding ... +

The University of Georgia School of Law Master in the Study of Law (M.S.L.) program provides an unparalleled educational opportunity for anyone seeking a greater understanding of the law but not interested in becoming an attorney. We are proud to share that the M.S.L. -
MLS
English
Campus
 
University of California
Berkeley, USA

The UC Hastings Master of Studies in Law (MSL) is a one-year program designed for leaders and passionate professionals seeking an understanding of the law and how it affects t ... +

The UC Hastings Master of Studies in Law (MSL) is a one-year program designed for leaders and passionate professionals seeking an understanding of the law and how it affects their chosen fields. Early and mid-career professionals working in health care, business, technology, policy, research, human resources, education, or almost any subject area need a working knowledge of the law, as it affects all of these fields and more. The MSL degree will give you the tools you need to maximize your impact and realize your career goals. -
MLS
English
 
National Paralegal College | National Juris University
Phoenix, USA

This program is designed for people considering a career transition to the legal profession and helping people who are already working in the legal field to advance their care ... +

This program is designed for people considering a career transition to the legal profession and helping people who are already working in the legal field to advance their careers with additional training and credentials. -
MLS
English
Campus
 
Empire College
Santa Rosa, USA

This program is designed to inform and educate professionals about the fundamentals of the law and help them gain an educated appreciation for the intricacies surrounding the ... +

This program is designed to inform and educate professionals about the fundamentals of the law and help them gain an educated appreciation for the intricacies surrounding the intersection of law, public policy, and the professions. -
MLS
 
The Catholic University of America - Columbus School of Law
Washington, USA

The Master of Legal Studies (M.L.S.) program from the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law offers flexibility, versatility, and broad-ranging instructional ex ... +

The Master of Legal Studies (M.L.S.) program from the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law offers flexibility, versatility, and broad-ranging instructional excellence. -
MLS
English
Campus
 
University of Minnesota Law School
Minneapolis, USA

With a Master of Science in Patent Law, students with scientific and technical backgrounds leverage that knowledge to advance career opportunities in the booming area of paten ... +

With a Master of Science in Patent Law, students with scientific and technical backgrounds leverage that knowledge to advance career opportunities in the booming area of patent law. This one-year professional master’s degree program is aimed at students who want to work in cutting-edge technology, helping inventors and corporations to bring innovations to market. -
MLS
Full-time
Part-time
English
Aug 2022
Campus
 
Washington University School of Law
St. Louis, USA

The MLS program is a customized curriculum — students may specialize in a particular area or take a broad range of law courses to develop a general understanding of the legal ... +

The MLS program is a customized curriculum — students may specialize in a particular area or take a broad range of law courses to develop a general understanding of the legal system. -
MLS
Full-time
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
European Institute of Public Administration EIPA

In partnership with renowned universities and leading experts in the academic and professional world throughout Europe we organise specialised Master programmes. This Master i ... +

In partnership with renowned universities and leading experts in the academic and professional world throughout Europe we organise specialised Master programmes. This Master is a truly international study programme offered in partnership with the Université de Lorraine in France. Participants who successfully conclude the programme are awarded a French Master degree: Master en études européennes – spécialité Droit de l’union européenne. -
MLS
Full-time
English, French
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Michigan State University College of Law

A one-year Master of Legal Studies (MLS) degree is intended for working professionals and graduate students who do not plan to practice law, but want to gain legal skills.

A one-year Master of Legal Studies (MLS) degree is intended for working professionals and graduate students who do not plan to practice law, but want to gain legal skills. -
MLS
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Emory Law

Today's professionals face growing regulation, intensifying risk and liability concerns, and increasingly complex decision environments.

Today's professionals face growing regulation, intensifying risk and liability concerns, and increasingly complex decision environments. -
MLS
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
Online
 
National Paralegal College | National Juris University
Phoenix, USA

National Juris University offers a course of study leading to a Master of Science in Compliance Law. This program is designed for people who need the skills necessary to compl ... +

National Juris University offers a course of study leading to a Master of Science in Compliance Law. This program is designed for people who need the skills necessary to comply with complex federal and/or state regulations effectively. -
MLS
English
Campus