May 28, 2020  
Graduate Catalog 2019 - 2020 
Graduate Catalog 2019 - 2020

Legal Studies, Master of

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law offers an exciting opportunity for working professionals with its Master of Legal Studies (MLS) program.  If you want to learn more about the law without practicing the law, the MLS program is for you.

The MLS program is designed for non-lawyers who work regularly with laws and regulations, and could benefit from a greater understanding of the law as it relates to their field in a current or future position.  Enrolled students may select from eight tracks including health care and criminal law, or work with an advisor to design an individualized concentration that fits their career needs. Part-time and full-time options are available to complete the MLS.

An MLS degree can help an employee stand out within an organization or profession as someone who can interact with counsel, protect ideas and organizational assets, assess the need for regulation and work efficiently with changing legislation, such as health care reform and compliance. MLS students take some of the same classes as the JD students studying to become lawyers, but are able to take fewer classes, and focus on the specialized areas that will specifically enhance their careers.

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