Sample Course Schedules

Students can complete the online Master of Legal Studies program on a part-time or full-time basis. Full-time students can complete the program in as few as 16 months, while part-time students typically complete the program in 28 months.

Below are sample schedules for a full-time and part-time online Master of Legal Studies student. While these schedules are only examples of possible course sequences, they should serve as a useful guide.

Sample 16-Month Schedule

Term 1
(8 units)

Introduction to US Law and Legal Systems (2 units)

Legal Research and Writing for Nonlawyers (2 units)

Contracts (2 units)

Torts (2 units)

Term 2
(9 units)

Negotiation Theory and Practice (2 units)

Property (2 units)

Constitutional Law (2 units)

Civil Procedure and Litigation (2 units)

Residency (Law in Practice) (1 unit)

Term 3
(8 units)

Criminal Law and Procedure (2 units)

Administrative Law and Regulatory Compliance (2 units)

Elective (2 units)

Elective (2 units)

Term 4
(7 units)

Elective (2 units)

Elective (2 units)

Elective (2 units)

Residency (Law, the Legal System, and Society) (1 unit)

Sample 28-Month Schedule

Term 1
(6 units)

Introduction to US Law and Legal Systems (2 units)

Legal Research and Writing for Nonlawyers (2 units)

Contracts (2 units)

Term 2
(5 units)

Negotiation Theory and Practice (2 units)

Torts (2 units)

Residency (Law in Practice) (1 unit)

Term 3
(4 units)

Property (2 units)

Constitutional Law (2 units)

Term 4
(4 units)

Criminal Law and Procedure (2 units)

Civil Procedure and Litigation (2 units)

Term 5
(4 units)

Elective (2 units)

Elective (2 units)

Term 6
(4 units)

Administrative Law and Regulatory Compliance (2 units)

Elective (2 units)

Term 7
(5 units)

Elective (2 units)

Elective (2 units)

Residency (Law, the Legal System, and Society) (1 unit)