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Washington University School of Law is ranked as a top-20 law school by U.S. News & World Report.¹ Founded in 1867, it is the oldest operating law school west of the Mississippi River.
The Master of Legal Studies (MLS) program, which is delivered online by the School of Law, is ideal for non-lawyers who would benefit from a foundational understanding of the U.S. legal system but do not wish to become practicing attorneys.
The online Master of Legal Studies enables you to:
Cultivate key legal skills with self-paced, weekly course work
Foster connections with a diverse community of professionals across the U.S.
Attend live, interactive classes in a face-to-face online classroom
Apply what you’re learning to your career as you learn it
Learn from renowned School of Law faculty
Professionals in many different industries can advance their careers by gaining fundamental legal knowledge from a Master of Legal Studies. In our program, students first examine the basic tenets and procedures of the U.S. legal system, and then have the opportunity to customize their curriculum with a range of electives — such as Health Law, Corporate Compliance, Intellectual Property and Civil Procedure. Here are a few examples of how these courses might be used on the job:
Students in the MLS program also have the opportunity to earn one of our five certificate offerings: Business Law, Conflict Resolution, Litigation, Regulatory Compliance, and Employment Law. These certificates allow you to specialize in a particular area of law and customize your degree to your professional interests.
Take the next step toward advancing your career by improving your legal expertise.
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¹ 2021 Best Law Schools. (2020). U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved August, 31 2020, from https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/law-rankings