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.
An understanding of legal reasoning and doctrine is critical for forward-thinking individuals and organizations to thrive in today’s fast-moving economy. An MSL degree will equip you with knowledge and skills that allow you to evaluate the challenges you encounter from a legal perspective, and help you work with legal departments and outside counsel more easily, having gained a common language and working knowledge of the law. The MSL is designed to help non-lawyers be more effective and successful in their chosen fields. This degree program can also help you pivot to a new career or enrich your retirement.