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Legal Studies (MLS)

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If your current or future career involves the growing areas of regulation, compliance, law, negotiations, human resources, law enforcement, or working with agencies, tribal governments or corporations, the Master of Legal Studies (MLS) degree will enhance your knowledge and effectiveness.

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The College of Law’s MLS degree is a 30-unit program that provides a strong legal foundation. In addition to general legal studies, you may concentrate in:

  • Compliance and Legal Risk Management
  • International Economic Law and Policy
  • Intellectual Property
  • Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy
  • Human Rights
  • Mining Law and Policy
  • Environmental Law and Policy
  • Tax Law and Policy
  • Criminal Law and Policy
  • Family and Juvenile Law

If you want to work with and understand laws and regulations (without needing a law license), or wish to advance your career and development prospects by obtaining legal and critical-thinking skills, the Master of Legal Studies degree is the perfect fit.        

To apply for the Online Legal Studies (MLS) program, you must file an application directly with the University of Arizona's College of Law.  

Clicking the links below will provide you with information on how to start the application process.

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Career Level
Master of Legal Studies
College of Law