Master of Studies in Law

One-year Master's Degree | No LSAT Required

Colorado Law’s Master of Studies in Law (MSL) in ethics and compliance degree is a one-year, 28-credit, no LSAT required program that enables students who hold at least an undergraduate degree to obtain legal training short of a full Juris Doctor (JD). A part-time option is also available for students who want to advance their education and obtain their degree with their existing employment.

Applications for the 2018-2019 academic year (starting program in Fall 2018) will be accepted from October 1, 2017 to April 1, 2018.

Two-year Master's Degree | No LSAT Required

Colorado Law’s Master of Studies in Law (MSL) human rights degree is a two-year, 28-credit, no LSAT required program that enables students who hold at least an undergraduate degree to obtain legal training short of a full Juris Doctor (JD). After completing one year of coursework at Colorado Law, students will spend a second year working at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington, D.C., fully engaged in the work of that agency (pending finalization of the details). The Inter-American Commission, an agency of the Organization of American States, is the primary international mechanism overseeing compliance with basic rights in the Americas.

Applications for the 2018-2019 academic year (starting program in Fall 2018) will be accepted from October 1, 2017 to April 1, 2018.

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Courses and Curriculum

All MSL students will take several MSL-specific courses as well as required and elective courses alongside JD students. In the fall, new MSL students will take courses that introduce them to the American legal system, help them develop their written and oral communication skills, and examine ethical cultures in organizations. See the full curriculum.

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