Online Master of Legal Studies from Pepperdine Law
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Enhance Your Legal Skills to Advance in Your Field
Pepperdine Law’s online Master of Legal Studies program enables nonlawyers to develop superior legal expertise and credentials to advance within their chosen field. Students analyze and interpret legal concepts to make more informed decisions at work and enhance their professional credibility with their partners, clients, constituents, and employers. Students also have the option of choosing a concentration in dispute resolution, with courses from Pepperdine Law’s Straus Institute—top-ranked for dispute resolution by U.S. News & World Report.
Pepperdine Law is ABA accredited, and our accomplished, accessible faculty is committed to providing a professional learning experience both online and on campus.
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Enhancing your legal skills and your understanding of complex legal concepts can help advance your career. Request information today to learn more about Pepperdine’s online Master of Legal Studies program.
Master of Legal Studies Curriculum
The Master of Legal Studies curriculum focuses on areas of law that touch nearly every industry, including legal research, litigation, regulatory compliance, negotiation, and torts. The program consists of 32 units and can be completed on a full-time basis in as few as 16 months or a part-time basis in 28 months.
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Learn more about Pepperdine Law’s online Master of Legal Studies program and how it can equip you with the legal skills needed to advance in your role.
Online Master of Legal Studies Class Profile
Our Master of Legal Studies program includes students with diverse backgrounds, professional experiences, and viewpoints. These various perspectives improve the classroom experience by creating more nuanced discussion and debate. Explore the class profile of the current students in Pepperdine Law’s online Master of Legal Studies program.
Choosing the Right Graduate Degree for Your Goals
When considering a graduate degree, it is important for professionals to think not just about the credentials behind their names but also the skills that will closely align with their goals. Earning an MLS can have similar benefits to earning a Master of Business Administration (MBA) or a Juris Doctor (JD), but the MLS degree offers a focused curriculum that prepares students with knowledge of relevant legal concepts that can be used in a variety of roles and industries.
Learn more about the differences between earning an MLS, MBA, or JD:
Career Opportunities with a Master of Legal Studies Degree
Pepperdine Law students come from various backgrounds and work in diverse industries, and a Master of Legal Studies can help them more effectively perform their law-related responsibilities. With a Master of Legal Studies, professionals in many fields can improve their ability to interpret legal concepts and better understand the law as it relates to their job. These roles may include:
who advise on contracts and compliance
who research and draft legal documents
who navigate complex healthcare laws
who work to shape public policy
who serve lawyers and law firms
The Online Experience
The online Master of Legal Studies program combines self-paced weekly course work with live online classes hosted using the interactive Zoom video-conferencing platform, creating a truly engaging classroom experience. The convenience of our online learning environment allows students to build new legal skills while continuing to work.