Advance Your Paralegal Career With an Online Master of Legal Studies

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

A 12-Month Law Program Ideal for Paralegals

The online Master of Legal Studies from Washington University’s top-ranked School of Law is designed for professionals looking to enhance their understanding of the U.S. legal system. An ideal degree option for paralegals, the program offers a strong foundation in legal doctrine and reasoning, prepares you to face ethical dilemmas in legal settings and enhances your negotiation skills.


Cultivate key legal skills and knowledge with self-paced coursework

Foster connections with a diverse community of professionals across the U.S.

Attend live, interactive classes in a face-to-face online classroom

Submit your application without GRE or LSAT scores

Apply your studies every day to your career

Invest in yourself and your career without relocating

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. 

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