American University Washington College of Law

American University Washington College of Law

American University Washington College of Law was founded in 1896 by Ellen Spencer Mussey and Emma Gillett at a time when women were largely excluded from the legal profession. With the online Master of Legal Studies program, the College of Law is honoring its founders’ legacies by delivering a high-quality legal education that empowers professionals to use their legal prowess to give back to their community.

The program is designed for non-lawyers who could benefit from fundamental legal training but do not want to become practicing attorneys. Students participate in live online classes where they collaborate with faculty and learn legal procedures and concepts that can enhance their ability to perform their job. The curriculum focuses on legal topics such as compliance, health care law, cyber law, and business law to help prepare students to apply legal skills across a variety of industries.

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Program Snapshot

The online Master of Legal Studies program from American University Washington College of Law is designed for non-lawyers who could benefit from fundamental legal training but do not want to become practicing attorneys. Through a curriculum that covers advanced legal concepts across various industries and an in-person immersion in Washington, D.C., students will be prepared to apply legal skills in their everyday role. The program can be completed in 15 months. No GRE/LSAT required to apply.

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Complete in as few as 15 months

No GRE/LSAT scores required to apply

Ranked No. 6 Law School in International Law
by U.S. News & World Report in 2018

Ranked No. 9 Law School in Intellectual Property Law
by U.S. News & World Report in 2018

Four concentrations available:
General MLS, Business, Health Care Compliance, and Technology

In-person immersion experience in Washington, D.C.

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