Master of Science in Law
Pacific McGeorge offers the Master of Science in Law (M.S.L.) to professionals who seek the benefits of advanced training in legal reasoning and analysis but who do not require the J.D. degree for their career plans. In today's economy with so many highly regulated industries, state and federal agencies, and other professional fields impacted by law, professionals deal with law-related issues every day. Our M.S.L. program is designed to help professionals gain and apply the legal skills they need.
Currently, our programs focus on:
Pacific McGeorge faculty will work with each student to develop a customized curriculum with a rigorous legal grounding that is infused with real-world 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.
We are accepting applications now for August 2015.
- Information Session: March 17 from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. at the State Capitol in Room 113 | Register
- Information Session: April 22 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Pacific McGeorge School of Law | Register
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"As an HR professional I've found the M.S.L. program to be immediately relevant in my day-to-day business interactions. Obtaining my M.S.L. has provided my organization with a leading edge in the effective management of employee relations matters." — Liz Lugo, M.S.L. 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 M.S.L. degree provides the legal reasoning and legal analysis that I need for my professional advancement." — Erin Norwood, M.S.L. 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 M.S.L. program." — John Wenger, M.S.L. student and Legislative Aide, Sloat Higgins Jensen and Associates
Contact the Graduate & International Programs Office
Email | 916.739.7019