Master of Legal Studies Degree added to Cleveland-Marshall's Academic Program

Posted 2013-06-17 11:54am

Those seeking to further their education in the area of law have a new option in the fall of 2013 as Cleveland-Marshall College of Law introduces a Master of Legal Studies (MLS) program. 

The MLS program at C|M|LAW is separate from the school’s JD program and is designed for those working in professional settings where they regularly work with lawyers or encounter legal issues. This would include persons in business, non-profit, and government positions whose involvement with issues like contracts, financing, real estate transactions, or employment/labor negotiations frequently require working with lawyers. This also may include people who regularly encounter legal issues in their work, such as dealing with complex state or federal regulations on a regular basis.

This 30-credit program consists of two MLS specific courses with students able to tailor the rest of their academic plan to meet individual needs.  Students can attend full-time or part-time and choose from traditional JD courses and cross discipline graduate level courses offered at CSU.  MLS students in JD courses will be graded in line with other Cleveland State graduate programs, separate from the JD mandatory grading curve.

To learn more about the MLS program:

Visit the program’s website:

Watch Alan C. Weinstein, Associate Professor of Law and Urban Studies & Director, Law & Public Policy Program, answer questions about the program in a short video:

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