Master of Legal Studies Admissions

The M.L.S. Program provides professionals in a variety of sectors career advancement through the study of law.

UCLA's Master of Legal Studies degree is designed for professionals who are looking to advance their career through the study of law. It is ideal for non-lawyers in any field – from the private, nonprofit or government sectors – who need to understand and navigate law, regulation, disputes or attorneys.  The program is highly selective, built on engagement and connection at the #1 Public University in America and the #1 law school in Southern California.

The program was designed knowing that there are professionals in broad sectors of the economy that have a high need for sophisticated training in the law, but who don't need (or want) to become attorneys.  This program unlocks that training from one of the top law schools in the world.

The program offers eight specializations to choose from: Business Law; Employment & Human Resources Law; Entertainment & Media Law; Environmental Law; Government & National Security Law; Health Law & Policy; Law & Technology; and Public Interest Law.  Students can also customize their curriculum to suit their professional interests.


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