Master of Legal Studies (MLS)

General

Program Description

The online Master of Legal Studies program from American University Washington College of Law is designed for non-lawyers who could benefit from fundamental legal training but do not want to become practicing attorneys. Through a curriculum that covers advanced legal concepts across various industries and an in-person immersion in Washington, D.C., students will be prepared to apply legal skills in their everyday role. The program can be completed in 15 months. No GRE/LSAT required to apply.

Earn a Master of Legal Studies Online From AU

  • Complete in as few as 15 months
  • No GRE/LSAT scores required to apply
  • Ranked No. 6 Law School in International Law by U.S. News & World Report in 2018
  • Ranked No. 9 Law School in Intellectual Property Law by U.S. News & World Report in 2018
  • Four concentrations available: General MLS, Business, Health Care Compliance, and Technology
  • In-person immersion experience in Washington, D.C.
  • Bachelor's degree required

Last updated Feb 2019

About the School

American University Washington College of Law was founded in 1896 by Ellen Spencer Mussey and Emma Gillett at a time when women were largely excluded from the legal profession. With the online Master ... Read More

American University Washington College of Law was founded in 1896 by Ellen Spencer Mussey and Emma Gillett at a time when women were largely excluded from the legal profession. With the online Master of Legal Studies program, the College of Law is honoring its founders’ legacies by delivering a high-quality legal education that empowers professionals to use their legal prowess to give back to their community. Read less