McGeorge offers the innovative and versatile Master of Science in Law (MSL) to professionals who seek the benefits of advanced training in legal reasoning and analysis but who do not require the JD degree for their career plans. The degree enhances many professions and is ideal for business executives, entrepreneurs, policymakers, human resource and other professionals in today's economy. With so many businesses and industries being impacted by constantly changing laws and regulations, having knowledge and training in legal analysis can be advantageous in dealing with those everyday law-related issues. Our MSL program is designed to help professionals gain and apply the legal skills required to excel and advance in their careers.

Student Testimonials

"As an HR professional I've found the MSL program to be immediately relevant in my day-to-day business interactions. Obtaining my MSL has provided my organization with a leading edge in the effective management of employee relations matters." — Liz Lugo, MSL student and HR Manager, Airgas USA, LLC.

"I had considered going to law school, however there were parts of law school that I wouldn't utilize in my career as a lobbyist. The innovative MSL degree provides the legal reasoning and legal analysis that I need for my professional advancement." — Erin Norwood, MSL student and Senior VP Government Affairs, Norwood & Associates

"The legal reasoning skills I have learned have given me confidence and have benefited my clients. I have taken on more responsibilities because my supervisor has recognized the additional skills in legal analysis that I have acquired in the MSL program." — John Wenger, MSL student and Legislative Aide, Sloat Higgins Jensen and Associates

Rigorous Legal Grounding 

McGeorge faculty will work with each student to develop a customized curriculum with a rigorous legal grounding that is infused with real-world, practical examples, skills-based learning, and experiential opportunities. Students will also experience intense interaction and collaboration with a cohort of like-minded professionals who are seeking to increase their own skills. Finally, opportunities will be created for each student to put their new skills to work in California's capital city.

Building upon the long-standing expertise and the foundations for regular and substantial opportunities for interaction with classmates and McGeorge faculty, we are excited to announce the creation of three online degree programs launching in Fall 2019. These degrees will allow individuals to maximize flexibility; pursuing professional and personal commitments while simultaneously enjoying a high-quality academic experience.

You'll always have support

At McGeorge you'll be immersed in the law. That's what happens when you study on a campus where you'll be surrounded by people who want what you want.


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