Gaining knowledge of the law and mastering the negotiating and critical thinking skills of a lawyer can be a valuable for any career. While the UC Hastings Master of Studies in Law has specific programs for Health and Science Professionals and Business and Technology Professionals, it also offers a Self-Designed MSL program. This allows professionals from a wide variety of industries and organizations to custom-tailor a program to suit their particular interests and career needs.
The Self-Designed MSL is a one-year program designed for individuals who do not seek to practice law, but who instead want to equip themselves an advanced degree that offers a more sophisticated understanding of legal reasoning and doctrine. Professionals across a wide range of fields will benefit from an MSL degree.
Whether you are involved in leadership, policy, advocacy, administration, research, human resources, or another career function, you participate in and are impacted by aspects of the law. The UC Hastings MSL degree will help you better navigate the legal landscape — a valuable advantage for any professional. Consider the MSL as an addition or substitute to a Masters in Public Policy, an MBA or other advanced degree.
MSL students in the Self-Designed program can focus on a variety of areas including:
Professor David L. Faigman is the faculty advisor for the UC Hastings Self-Designed MSL program and will meet each MSL student individually for academic counseling.
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.