MLS students are typically inquisitive and ambitious people, who see value in participating in conversations about the law and are looking to learn as much as they can about legal procedure in the United States — not only to further their career, but also to gain valuable knowledge that can be used across a range of settings.
A comprehensive understanding of the legal system creates opportunities for growth in a variety of careers. Every profession works with legal procedure in some capacity — from risk management to government regulation — so it is important for professionals who work closely with the law to fully understand the U.S. legal system in order to become a leading legal expert in their chosen career field.
Candidates for an MLS include, but are not limited to:
- Patent agents
- Business executives
- Health care professionals
- Teachers and professors
- Government employees
- Human resource professionals
Offered entirely online, @WashULaw’s MLS allows students to earn their degree from anywhere in the world without putting their careers or personal commitments on hold. With the same rigorous curriculum as the Washington University School of Law’s on-campus program , the online MLS focuses on the application of U.S. law across a broad spectrum of today’s business topics.
With a curriculum similar to a student’s first year in law school, the MLS teaches students about the appropriate legal procedure with regard to contracts, legal writing, professional responsibility, intellectual property, business associations, negotiation, international business transactions, property and more. @WashULaw professors use the Socratic method to facilitate in-depth understanding of U.S. legal procedure. Students learn to think, debate and question like an attorney.
- Fundamentals of U.S. Law
- Introduction To U.S. Law & Methods
- Professional Responsibility
- Business Associations
- Intellectual Property
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- Apply before
- No Attendance
- Continuous support with feedback on request
- Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments
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A completed application must include the following:
- Online application
- Application fee or waiver
- Statement of Purpose
- Official transcripts from all educational institutions attended
International53016 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 53016 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
National53016 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 53016 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
In-State53016 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 53016 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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