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College of Law to launch Master of Studies in Law Program fall 2014

Do you want to learn more about law and the legal system, but you don’t plan to practice law? Do you want to earn a degree in law, but don’t want to devote three years of full-time study to obtain a juris doctor? Do you want a master’s degree in a fascinating field?

If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, the Master of Studies in Law Program at The University of Toledo College of Law may be just right for you.

The College of Law is accepting applications to its Master of Studies in Law Program for classes starting fall 2014.

The Master of Studies in Law Program is designed primarily for professionals in a variety of career settings who could benefit from a better understanding of law and the legal system but do not want to practice law. Master of studies in law students will gain a solid foundation in the law and can enhance their careers without investing the equivalent of three years of study to obtain a juris doctor.

“Law touches almost every field of human endeavor,” said Daniel J. Steinbock, dean of the College of Law, “and knowledge of it can be invaluable for many professionals, as can the analytic skills honed in a law school.”

Students earn the master of studies in law degree by successfully completing 30 credit hours. Full-time students can complete the program in two semesters, and part-time students are welcome to arrange a workable program for themselves. Day and evening courses are available, making it convenient to attain a master of studies in law degree while working.

After one introductory course, master of studies in law students complete classes alongside juris doctor students, although the two groups are graded on different scales. Master of studies in law students may tailor their studies to concentrate in a specific area of law, including health care, human resources, criminal justice, business and many more.

The Master of Studies in Law Program can benefit those who work with lawyers, whose work is governed by laws or regulations, or who work in fields where knowledge of the law provides an edge. Although designed primarily to enhance existing careers, the program also can help re-direct and launch career paths.

Master of studies in law classes will begin in August.

For more information about the Master of Studies in Law Program, click here or contact the Law Admissions Office at law.admissions@utoledo.edu or 419.530.4131.

To apply, visit apply.utoledo.edu.

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