Other Professionals Who Benefit from a Master of Legal Studies
Many ideal candidates for Pepperdine’s Master of Legal Studies program perform law-related tasks in their current roles, such as negotiating contracts, ensuring compliance with industry regulations, navigating complex healthcare laws, or working closely with lawyers. Our students come from various backgrounds and work in diverse industries.
Business, Finance, and Investment
Business and finance professionals can make smarter decisions and ensure compliance with regulations and corporate governance by gaining expertise in contracts, compliance, and negotiation. A legal studies education can also give individuals a foundation in the legal aspects of investing in or starting a business. These professionals include:
- Business executives
- Investors and entrepreneurs
- Compliance officers
- Human resource managers
Politics and Government
A background in negotiation and the current legal system can help professionals involved in the process of creating and implementing laws, mediating between parties, and analyzing or drafting laws and regulations. These professionals include:
- Congressional staffers
- Legal aides
Additional Career Paths
Professionals in a number of other fields can also enhance their skills with a Master of Legal Studies:
They can more effectively advocate for their clients' rights when they attain a deeper knowledge of the legal system.