The MSL program is designed for learners who seek an understanding of the law and the American legal system but who do not intend to practice law. Learners in the MSL program are required to earn 36 semester units, all of which must be completed through the University. The MSL program curriculum covers the major substantive areas of U.S. law. Learners enrolled in the MSL program will NOT satisfy the requirements of the California Committee of Bar Examiners or become eligible to sit for the California bar exam and become lawyers.
- Develop an integrated understanding of the various areas of U.S. law;
- Acquire sufficient knowledge of the law to more effectively utilize professional legal services;
- Appraise and evaluate real-life situations in light of a body of law, applying the law to the facts; and
- Enable personal growth, self-improvement, and intellectual accomplishment.
Admission to the MSL degree program requires a Bachelor degree or its equivalent completed at an appropriately accredited postsecondary institution. The MSL degree requires 36 graduate semester units completed beyond the Bachelor degree.
The University may accept a maximum of 6 graduate semester units in transfer toward the MSL. Credit earned in graduate courses for which a grade of "B" or higher was earned will be considered for transfer. To enable the evaluation of prior college work, official transcripts must be provided to the University.
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