About this course
Willamette’s Master of Legal Studies (MLS) Program is a one-year master’s program designed for professionals whose job involves working within a legal or regulatory framework. MLS students work with a law school advisor to develop a set of courses to meet their specific career needs or goals. Students can pursue the degree on a full-time or part-time basis.
Virtually all of the courses taught at the Willamette University College of Law are open to MLS students, including: Business Organizations, Employment Law, Labor Law, Healthcare Law & Policy, Corporate Finance, Federal Income Taxation, Business Entities Tax, Business Planning, Legislation, and State & Local Government Law, among others
All MLS candidates must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Admission will be offered to applicants on the basis of several factors, including undergraduate academic record, professional experience, and expected commitment to the MLS program.
A completed application is composed of:
- A personal statement
- A resume
- At least one letter of recommendation
- Official certified undergraduate transcript
International applicants should contact the Office of Admission for further information.