Master of Studies in Law (M.S.L.)*
Washburn Law's Master of Studies in Law (M.S.L.) degree is for individuals engaged in professional work who may benefit from formal exposure to the study of law.
Prospective students come from a wide range of parallel professions including accounting, business, children and family services, criminal justice, environmental studies, government, healthcare, human resources, journalism, library services, oil and gas, real estate development, and tribal officials. The program provides a legal background that will complement the professional interests of the participants, strengthen their ability to interact effectively with the legal community, and provide professional certification of these accomplishments.
Students in Washburn's Master of Studies in Law program must:
- Complete an Introduction to Law course and a foundational course at the beginning of their M.S.L. studies.
- Satisfactorily complete a minimum of 30 credit hours of approved work within the individualized professional pathway determined on the basis of the student’s professional background and career goals.
- Complete all such credit hours within four calendar years beginning with the first semester after enrollment.
Following approval, applications will be accepted, with classes beginning in fall 2014.
* Pending approval from the Higher Learning Commission.
James R. Ahrens Chair in Torts and Constitutional Law and Professor of Law