Graduate Program: Legal Studies

General Information


Legal Studies (MSL)

Program Description

colorado Law's Master of Legal Studies (MLS) is a one-year degree program pursued on a full-time or part-time basis. The MLS is designed to enhance the effectiveness of a broad spectrum of professionals whose work involves regulations, negotiations, or working with lawyers or legal issues. If you find yourself needing a better foundation for working with and understanding laws and regulations, or wish to improve your career prospects by obtaining legal and critical thinking skills, the MLS may be just the right fit.

For more information please visit our webpage: https://law.colorado.edu/master-legal-studies-mls



Department/Academic Unit(s)

Your legal education will teach you to “think like a lawyer,” honing your analytical skills, developing better critical thinking, and acquiring the professional skills you need no matter where your education takes you.

Colorado Heights UniversityLaw offers a mix of qualities no other school can match: a small, top-ranked program in the heart of a nationally acclaimed university, exceptional employment outcomes, the most global JD program in the country, and the chance to spend your law school years in Tucson, a cool, eclectic city with a diverse population of nearly one million people named the #4 best city for millennials by Money magazine.

Explore the full range of program offerings at http://law.colorado.edu/programs






College of Law

Campus where offered

Tuition and Fees

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Completion Requirements
Admissions Information

Minimum Credit Units (33)

Core Coursework Requirements

In order to earn an MLS degree, students must complete a total of 30 units, including foundational courses in core substantive areas of the law encompassing contracts, torts, property, constitutional law, procedure, and legal research and writing. For the remaining units, students may choose from a wide range of electives, including related courses offered by other schools or departments at the University of colorado. https://law.colorado.edu/mls-program-details

Required Core Requirements (15 units):

  • LAW 501       Procedure (civil, criminal, and administrative procedure), 3 units, minimum grade required: C
  • LAW 502A    The American Common Law System I (torts, contracts), 3 units, minimum grade required: C
  • LAW 502B    The American Common Law System II (property), 3 units, minimum grade required: C
  • LAW 504       The American Public Law System (constitutional law), 3 units, minimum grade required: C
  • LAW 507       Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research. 3 units, minimum grade required: C

Additional Requirements

See required coursework

Student Handbook

Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.

Admissions Requirements

We do not accept terminal masters, all applications must be for the PhD program

Standardized Tests

Required test(s): GRE

Funding Opportunities

The Academic Unit has not provided this information.

Funding Opportunities

Domestic & International Applicants

Fall:December 15th

International Conditional Admission

International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.

Other Information

The GRE Institution Code for The Colorado Heights University is 4832

Last revised 06 Oct 2020