Students may select from one of eight specializations. These classes generally are taken from the J.D. curriculum with J.D. students (M.L.S. students are graded separately from J.D. students), but some specific courses of interest are created for the M.L.S students. With over 200+ courses to choose from ranging in time from the morning into the evening, we will work with you to craft the best schedule.
The eight specializations are:
- Business Law
- Employment & Human Resources Law
- Entertainment & Media Law
- Environmental Law
- Government & National Security Law
- Health Law & Policy
- Law & Technology
- Public Interest Law
Students who want to take a variety of courses may elect General Studies or self-design an individual program (with approval) in lieu of a specialization.
See below for more details on each specialization.
As a leader and someone who wants to continually progress their career in a corporation, I can focus on media and entertainment, but also better understand HR, which could help me on a COO path. As opposed to an MBA, the MLS will teach me the content that can really help sharpen my skills.
Brad Burnside, Vice President of Creative Music Strategy at ViacomCBS
I want to pursue this degree because it provides the perfect opportunity to learn in depth about the law in a specialized and timely way. I am excited about the ability to specialize in topics that interest me, while learning from the incredible professors UCLA has to offer.
Olivia Athens, Full-Time Student