Master of Studies in Law Degree

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Program Description

The Master of Studies in Law (MSL) is a new graduate degree program that offers a condensed legal education for those who do not need or want a law degree. It’s designed for mid-career professionals and recent college graduates who want to enhance their career with legal education relevant to their field or interests.

A required introductory course in the first fall semester provides background in the U.S. legal system and the study of law. Otherwise, you will take upper-division law classes related to your interests. There are optional concentrations in Indian Law or in Natural Resources and Environmental Law, and you may take up to 6 hours of graduate-level courses in other departments.

Student Learning Outcomes for the MSL Degree

  • Understand cases decided by courts, statutes passed by legislatures, and regulations issued by administrative agencies
  • Learn how the legal system addresses particular situations
  • Learn legal principles applicable to your job or interests
  • Gain a better understanding of how the law works and how to use it
Last updated Sep 2020

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About the University of New Mexico School of Law Degrees Awarded: Juris Doctor (J.D.) J.D./Masters of Business Administration J.D./Masters of Arts in Latin American Studies J.D./Masters of Arts in Acc ... Read More

About the University of New Mexico School of Law Degrees Awarded: Juris Doctor (J.D.) J.D./Masters of Business Administration J.D./Masters of Arts in Latin American Studies J.D./Masters of Arts in Accounting J.D./Masters of Public Administration Master of Studies in Law (MSL) Certificate Programs: Natural Resources & Environmental Law Indian Law Location The School of Law is the state's only law school and is located on the University of New Mexico's North Campus, adjacent to a 9-hole golf course and the New Mexico Court of Appeals, and is across the street from the University's top-rated medical school and level-one Heath Sciences Center. It is in Albuquerque, the state's largest city, which sits at an altitude of 5,000 feet between the Rio Grande and the Sandia Mountains offering residents an abundance of outdoor recreational activities year-round. Read less