Master of Studies in Law (MSL) Program

The Master of Studies in Law (MSL) is a masters degree designed to help non-lawyers perform better in careers such as compliance, medicine, data analytics, criminal justice, the start-up company, employment, and many others. Understanding legal reasoning and doctrine will help you magnify your impact. An MSL degree will equip you with knowledge and skills that allow you to be more effective and more successful in your chosen field. The degree program can also help you pivot to a new career or enrich your retirement.

As a student in the MSL program, you will gain a fundamental understanding of the law and the legal system. You will learn the leverage points in the law where you can have the most influence. You will also have opportunities to hone your negotiating, reasoning, and writing skills – all while participating in the vibrant academic and professional community at UC Hastings.

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