The Master of Legal Studies program is designed to have a balance of foundational training on "thinking like a lawyer" and specialized courses tailored to the student's interest and career focus. As such, the program is designed to be completed in three phases (as outlined below). The Full-Time program can be completed in 9 months. The Part-Time program can be spread out over 2-4 years.
The program is a 26-32 unit program. 26 units is the minimum to complete, but students wishing to do more may take up to 32 units (with the optional units 27-32 coming in the final semester at no additional charge).
Students at UCLA School of Law have access to a dynamic and innovative law school education. From the first day of orientation, students are exposed to the foundations of legal reasoning and begin to develop their professional identities and intellectual engagement with the law. Our wide array of core curriculum and specialization classes are recognized as some of the finest professional training for law students anywhere.