The MSL is a one-year program designed for leaders and passionate professionals who want to bring knowledge of the law to their fields and careers, without becoming practicing lawyers.
The law permeates all aspects of contemporary life, with significant influence across a wide array of professional and academic fields. Having a strong understanding of legal reasoning and doctrine provides a means to magnify your impact on personal, organizational, and societal levels. An MSL degree equips individuals with skills that make them more effective and more successful in their chosen fields.
As a student in the MSL program from UC Hastings, you will gain a fundamental understanding of the law and how it shapes the professional landscape, through public policy and regulation. You will learn the leverage points in the law where you can have the most influence in your field. As an MSL student, you will also sharpen key professional skills as you hone your negotiating and reasoning skills. It is no wonder that doctors, researchers, entrepreneurs, and other leaders in their fields are choosing an MSL from UC Hastings.
There are programs specifically designed for professionals in the following fields:
If you have any questions about the Master of Studies in Law, or wish to audit a class to see if the UC Hastings MSL program could be right for you, please email us at MSL@uchastings.edu.