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Master of Science in

Law

Program Description

Master of Science in Law

The Master of Science in Law (MSL) program provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the legal system. The program covers major topics in legal studies through courses such as Contemporary Business Law, Communication Law, Environmental Law, Employment Law, Immigration Law, Intellectual Property, International Business Law, and more.

For students who wish to become paralegals at law firms, corporate legal departments, government agencies, and non-profit organizations, or to pursue a Juris Doctor, this program will provide a foundation for career and academic advancement.

Upon successful completion of the Master of Science in Law program, students will have acquired the knowledge and skills to:

  • Communicate effectively and apply concepts from a wide variety of legal disciplines, as well as other disciplines such as business, sociology, and communications, to their assigned tasks in a law-related environment.
  • Perform legal research and writing tasks using online and in-person library resources for a wide variety of legal problems.
  • Edit and refine previously prepared legal documents to accommodate changes in circumstances and changes in law.
  • Prepare and write legal memoranda, motions, and other court documents for review by an attorney.
  • Draft interoffice memoranda for the purpose of advising or informing supervising attorneys.

Program Plan for the Master of Science in Law Program

COURSE #NAMECREDIT HOURS
LGS 600 Contracts3
LGS 632 Legal Research3
LGS 601  Contracts II3
LGS 630 Legal Writing3
LGS 610 Torts I3
LGS 611 Torts II3
LGS 640 Immigration Law3
LGS 699 Graduate Capstone3
 CORE TOTAL24

COURSE #NAMECREDIT HOURS
LGS 620International Business Law3
LGS 542Elder Law3
OPENElective3
OPENElective3
 Total Hours12
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