A Master of
Legal Studies -
Delivered Online

Washington University School of Law is ranked as a top-20 law school by
U.S. News & World Report.¹

The Master of Legal Studies (MLS) from top-ranked Washington University School of Law is available in an online format. Blending live classes with interactive self-paced course content, the online MLS features the same rigorous curriculum as the on-campus program, and classes are taught by the same Washington University faculty.

The online MLS is designed for those who would benefit from knowledge of the U.S. legal system but do not wish to practice as an attorney. With no in-person requirements, the online MLS program offers you the chance to earn a degree from a renowned law school without relocating or sacrificing your professional or personal commitments. 

Students in the MLS program can choose from five concentrations that allow them to specialize in a particular area of law:

  • Business Law: Develop your understanding of the law to better negotiate business transactions and understand contractual agreements. 
  • Conflict Resolution: Gain the negotiation and mediation skills needed to effectively manage conflict. 
  • Litigation: Gain a deeper understanding of civil procedure and the legal processes involved in all stages of litigation. 
  • Regulatory Compliance: Enhance your expertise in legal regulations and contracts to ensure compliance for your organization. 
  • Employment Law: Strengthen your knowledge of the employer and employee legal relationship. 

¹ 2022 Best Law Schools. (2020). U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved June 2021, from https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/law-rankings