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The Master of Legal Studies: The Legal Degree for Any Profession.

The one-year executive Master of Legal Studies program immerses students in the law and the intricacies of the U.S. legal system. You'll build a strong foundation for working with and understanding law and regulation—without the cost and time required to earn a JD.

The MLS program is offered in two convenient formats: entirely online, and in-person at the University of Utah Salt Lake City Main Campus.

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Upcoming MLS Information Sessions


MLS Information Session Webinar

Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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MLS AMA (Ask me Anything) Session

Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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Watch a Past Information Session

MLS Information Session: Meet an alum
Our alumna Trina shares what she gained from the program.
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MLS Information Session: Admissions and program formats
Learn about the application process from start to finish. And explore the MLS program formats to find the one that’s right for you.
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MLS Information Session: Meet a professor
Meet a Utah Law professor who teaches courses in the MLS program.
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Latest MLS News

MLS alumni spotlight: Glen Proctor

Jan 25, 2024

Glen Proctor graduated with the in-person master of legal studies (MLS) class of 2022. Get to know him better in this alumni spotlight.

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Achieving a mindset shift: Meet MLS student Raveena Ghag

Nov 02, 2023

Raveena Ghag’s bachelor’s degree in communication gave her a foundation in writing and passion for creating social media content—and the Master’s in Legal Studies degree […]

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Honoring a tradition of education: Anna-Cajsa Gipson looks forward to earning her MLS

Oct 11, 2023

Anna-Cajsa Gipson was a stay-at-home mom for nearly 23 years before reentering the workforce and pursuing an advanced degree through the Master of Legal Studies […]

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Why Earn a Master of Legal Studies?

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