Colorado Law is not currently accepting applications for the MSL-Human Rights Program

Colorado Law’s Master of Studies in Law (MSL) in Human Rights is an advanced degree program that offers training in international human rights law and policy for professionals from a wide variety of academic backgrounds.  During this one-year degree program, MSL students will take 28-credits of courses, including core and elective courses on a range of topics related to the international human rights system.  The program of study includes a special topics course that features a series of speakers who are well-known academics from other universities or practitioners in human rights NGOs or international institutions.

We welcome applicants who are interested in obtaining legal training and a comprehensive understanding of human rights law and policy.  The MSL in Human Rights is open to those holding a bachelor's degree, or equivalent, and/or a graduate degree in any discipline from an accredited university.  Neither a first degree in law nor a LSAT score is required for admission consideration.

We look forward to welcoming you to our vibrant community in Boulder, Colorado.  Colorado Law is one of the best public law schools in the United States, with students and faculty from diverse backgrounds and pursuing diverse interests.  In addition, MSL students have the opportunity to engage with the broader University of Colorado-Boulder campus, which is recognized internationally as the #44 Best Global University (U.S. News and World Report, 2017) and ranks #43 internationally by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2017.  With over 3,000 international students from over 91 countries, we welcome students from around the world.