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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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WU Executive Academy - Vienna University of Economics and Business
Vienna , Austria

The Master of Legal Studies (MLS) is an extra-occupational WU university course aimed at non-lawyers in active or potential leadership positions of companies and organizations ... +

The Master of Legal Studies (MLS) is an extra-occupational WU university course aimed at non-lawyers in active or potential leadership positions of companies and organizations in various industries and / or services. The participants acquire the legal knowledge required for a successful executive in the private sector as well as in the public sector and non-profit organizations. -
MLS
Part-time
15 months
German
Oct 2021
30 Jun 2021
Campus
 
University of Technology Sydney
Sydney , Australia

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
Feb 2021
Campus
 
Emory Law
Atlanta , USA

The Juris Master degree provides professionals foundational legal training specific to their fields of interest, helping them advance their careers. New online study formats a ... +

The Juris Master degree provides professionals foundational legal training specific to their fields of interest, helping them advance their careers. New online study formats are available in health care law and business law for August or January enrollment. -
MLS
Full-time
Part-time
9 - 48 months
Campus
Online
 

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Washington University School of Law
St. Louis , USA

The online Master of Legal Studies (MLS) degree from Washington University School of Law offers an in-depth perspective of the U.S. legal system and develops practical skill s ... +

The online Master of Legal Studies (MLS) degree from Washington University School of Law offers an in-depth perspective of the U.S. legal system and develops practical skill sets used by attorneys – debate, analytical thinking, legal writing, and more. -
MLS
Full-time
English
Online
 
Michigan State University College of Law
East Lansing , USA

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. The ... +

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. The program can be completed in as little as nine months or can be taken part-time over three years. -
MLS
English
Sep 2021
 
European Institute of Public Administration EIPA
Luxembourg City , Luxembourg

Master of European Legal Studies – MELS Online is a 2-year programme for professionals that provides a comprehensive understanding of European law using an innovative teaching ... +

Master of European Legal Studies – MELS Online is a 2-year programme for professionals that provides a comprehensive understanding of European law using an innovative teaching methodology: face-to-face lectures delivered over selected weekends in Luxembourg are combined with online tutorials and distance learning. The programme is bilingual, English & French, although active knowledge is required only for one of these languages. Participants who successfully complete this programme are awarded a French master degree by the Université de Lorraine. -
MLS
Part-time
2 years
English, French
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
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
Sep 2021
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
Sep 2021
 
University of Minnesota
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. -
MLS
English
Sep 2021
 
National Paralegal College | National Juris University
Phoenix , USA

National Juris University offers a course of study leading to a Master of Science in Taxation. This program is designed for people who wish to work in a setting to apply their ... +

National Juris University offers a course of study leading to a Master of Science in Taxation. This program is designed for people who wish to work in a setting to apply their knowledge of tax law and procedure. -
MLS
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
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
Sep 2021
Campus
 

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