Online Master of Legal Studies (M.L.S.)

Apply what you learn in class today at the office tomorrow.

Designed Specifically for Non-Lawyer Professionals

For those who work every day in legal compliance, risk management, and in and around the law or lawyers, the 30-credit MLS online program blends the flexibility of a part-time, asynchronous learning experience with the highest caliber of academics guided by expert, law faculty.

Unlike other degree programs which become useful only upon completion, with the online Masters of Legal Studies program you can apply what you learn in the classroom today at the office tomorrow.

Enhance Opportunities for Career Growth

Elevate expertise in your law-related job through the Master of Legal Studies online at the University of Miami School of Law.

Further your understanding of regulatory compliance and other legal aspects of highly regulated sectors to grow your career role or pursue advancement in healthcare, cybersecurity, privacy, HR, real estate, and finance.

Learn From Faculty Lawyer Experts

M.L.S. faculty have J.D. degrees or unique professional credentials that render them experts in their fields. Well-versed in the latest changes in the law and regulation, they deal with the same issues you face every day in your career.

They are rigorously trained to teach engaging law courses, developed with a design team trained in legal education, in an asynchronous, interactive environment.

Small classes allow for lasting professional relationships with faculty and abundant opportunities to engage with them both inside your virtual classroom and outside of it.

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Become Part of the ‘U’ and the School of Law Community

Unlike other online M.L.S. programs, you are part of the University of Miami School of Law community and have access to a world of benefits—from a virtual student lounge with a social space to engage with your class peers to Dean’s virtual office hours to our global 23,000+ alumni network which opens a wealth of opportunities. During your studies, you are invited to law events at the ‘U’ and can join law affinity groups.

We also offer a spectrum of career services, such as a virtual staff of professional law advisors to position you for success and fuel your career growth.

Program Curriculum 

Core Courses to Apply Key Legal Concepts to Your Industry

The foundational “Core” courses in the Master of Legal Studies online program equip you to analyze and communicate about the laws and regulations that impact your industry. The Master of Legal Studies curriculum concludes with a Master’s Capstone course, performed under the guidance of a program faculty member.

Core courses include:

Foundations in U.S. Law and Regulation
Legal Research and Writing, and Analysis Skills
Corporate Compliance & Enterprise Risk Management

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Specialized Tracks to Customize Learning for Your Career

You can choose to take the general M.L.S. online degree program or select from five career-targeted tracks to tailor core legal studies to your industry. These specializations require 9-credit hours of courses in each discipline for completion. Students can choose from the following tracks:

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Healthcare Law and Regulation

Law and Technology: Cybersecurity, Information Privacy, and AI


Employment Law and Human Resources Risk Management


Real Estate and Construction Law and Regulation


Financial Services and FinTech Regulation

The general M.L.S. online degree program

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The M.L.S. online program at the University of Miami School of Law helps you prepare for your career. If you are ready to enroll or still have questions about the Master of Legal Studies, contact us today.

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