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Expand your career opportunities by increasing your understanding of the law

The University of Utah Master of Legal Studies program offers a cutting-edge curriculum that immerses students in the law, helps them understand the intricacies of the U.S. legal system, and situates them for career advancement.

Our MLS program uses a cohort system, so students progress together and form lasting relationships with each other.

The online program also lasts one year (three semesters). Students will be registered for set courses each semester, but the course work can be done at the student’s own pace.

Courses for the online program are the same as the in-person program and are taught by full-time and adjunct faculty. However, the online program does not offer the option to replace courses from the standard MLS curriculum with JD course offerings.

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Courses include:

  • Business and IP in the Modern Economy
  • Comparative Legal Studies
  • Contracts in the Modern Economy
  • Conflict and Legal Crisis Management
  • Criminal Law for MLS Students
  • Government, Private Property, and Land Use
  • Labor and Employment
  • Lawsuits and Litigation
  • Legal Ethics in the Provision and Management of Legal Services
  • Legal Research and Writing for Non-Lawyers
  • Procuring and Managing Legal Services
  • The Regulatory System
  • Understanding Cases, Statutes, and Legislation

Learn more about our in-person program

The MLS degree does not qualify graduates to sit for the bar exam or to practice law. Credits taken toward the MLS degree cannot be transferred to a JD degree.



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Schedule a tour of the College of Law and learn more about the Master of Legal Studies program.

(801) 587-0221