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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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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

A worthwhile endeavor: MLS student Ryne Vogel pairs his HR career with legal studies education

May 30, 2024

As an undergraduate majoring in philosophy, MLS student Ryne Vogel had every intention of pursuing a JD degree and a career as an attorney. Life, however, steered him in a different direction with his interest in the law firmly intact.

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MLS student Evangelina Marquez feels confident at Utah Law

Mar 11, 2024

Now that she is halfway through the one-year (three semesters) MLS program, Marquez confidently says that it’s the people at Utah Law who have made it an enjoyable experience.

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A “toy story” for MLS student Chad Nelson

Feb 29, 2024

MLS student Chad Nelson’s career began in the cycling industry, working with sponsored athletes and teams in events such as the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia.

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