Master of Legal Studies

Program Format
College Name
Application Deadline
Fall: August 12, 2019
Credits Required for Graduation
30 Semester Hours


Northeastern’s Master of Legal Studies is a distinctive program built from the ground up for the aspiring professional eager to enhance his or her understanding of the law and to help employers navigate complex regulatory terrain. The Master of Legal Studies is for nonlawyer professionals who work regularly with lawyers and legal issues. It was created specifically for those who do not wish to practice law, but would like to use the law as a means to achieve goals in environments where law is too often seen as an obstacle.

Our courses—customized around content critical to specific professionals—are taught by law school faculty and industry experts who give you the practical knowledge you need to more effectively address legal issues in your industry. Each course is infused with Northeastern’s hallmark approach to education—experiential learning. The online format allows working adults to take classes when it fits their professional and personal schedules. State-of-the-art technology connects students to their teachers, building lifelong relationships and adding value to students’ careers.

Use the law to your advantage. In this fast-moving, dynamic environment, Northeastern’s Master of Legal Studies will give you the tools, skills, and expertise to thrive and grow in your industry—and to leverage the law to reach your personal and institutional goals.

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If now is not the right time for you to enroll in a Northeastern University–Seattle master’s degree program, but you know that advanced study will enhance your skills and career potential, consider our graduate certificate programs.