Master of Legal Studies

  • Complete your MLS Program in less than 2 years with our online classes

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Why get a Masters Degree in Legal Studies?

A bachelors degree isn’t enough anymore.  You need an advanced degree to move up the corporate ladder.  As you move into management (or start your own business), you’ll be confronted consistently with legal questions surrounding contracts, labor laws, collections, and compliance.
A Master of Legal Studies degree will help you understand the law both generally, and as it relates to your particular job.
You can learn at your own pace – in class after work, or online anytime.

  • 33 Total Units
  • Flexible Plans
  • Convenient Evening Courses
  • Online Courses Available

Curriculum

The standard curriculum takes 2 years for students entering in the Fall Semester as shown below.  Students should contact the Admissions Coordinator for additional information. 

First Year

Intro to Law (Required)
1 unit

Contracts (Required)
3 units

Torts (Required)
3 units

Criminal Law (Required)
3 units

Legal Research & Writing (Required)
2 units

Choose From:

Real Property
3 units

Negotiation & Mediation
2 units

Personal Property
2 units

Professional Ethics and Responsibility
1 unit

Elective
up to 3 units

Legal Research & Writing (Required)
2 units

Elective
up to 3 units

Second Year

Business Organization (required)
2 units

Criminal Procedure
3 units

Constitutional Law
3 units

Capstone Legal Thesis (Required)
2 units

Except as provided in rule 4.30 of the Admissions Rules (Legal Education in a foreign state or country), completion of a professional law degree program at this law school other than for a Juris Doctor degree does not qualify a student to take the California Bar Examination or satisfy the requirements for admission to practice law in California. It may not qualify a student to take the bar examination or to satisfy requirements for admission to the practice of law in any other jurisdiction.  A student intending to seek admission to practice law should contact the admitting authority in the jurisdictions where the student intends to qualify to sit for the bar examination or to be admitted to practice for information regarding their legal education requirements.