When working in the legal field, whether in the public or private sector, it is important to possess a fundamental understanding of the law so that you can effectively communicate with clients and lawyers. Through the online Master of Legal Studies (MLS) program, you will improve your knowledge of legal topics—including constitutional law, administrative law, and civil procedure—strengthening your ability to conduct legal research, draft legal documents, and assist lawyers.
Career paths in the legal field that you can pursue with our Master of Legal Studies degree include:
Paralegals assist lawyers by conducting research, drafting legal documents, and writing and processing formal statements for court cases. With an MLS, you will gain a foundation in areas including litigation, civil procedure, and constitutional law.
Legal assistants perform a variety of tasks, such as drafting correspondences, proofreading legal documents, and preparing materials for court cases. An MLS will enhance your legal writing and research skills to confidently perform these tasks.
Legal journalists specialize in researching and reporting on court cases and new legislation. With an MLS, you will gain a deeper understanding of the law and legal proceedings, furthering your ability to effectively communicate complex legal issues to the public.