The Master of Legal Studies is a 30-hour graduate degree for non-lawyers. Applicants are able to take most of the same courses open to JD students, but apply the degree to bring a legal perspective to their own professions.
To Apply for the Master of Legal Studies, applicants must submit:
- A completed application
- An official transcript showing that the applicant has earned a Bachelor's degree, and also official transcripts of all other college, graduate, and professional studies, whether a degree was obtained or not;
- A current resume detailing work and professional experience;
- At least two letters of recommendation;
- A personal essay describing how you expect to use the knowledge acquired in pursuing the MLS degree.
- A personal interview may also be required.
- Note: The LSAT is not required for admission to the program.