Compliance and Legal Risk Management Concentration

Master of Legal Studies

Learn about the MLS Online with a concentration in compliance and legal risk management.

The MLS with a concentration in Compliance and Legal Risk Management is designed to educate professionals to meet the demand for legal compliance officers and to train those for whom compliance is an important part of their job or career.

We live in a highly regulated economy. To ensure that applicable laws and regulations are followed, private and public employers increasingly rely on what the Wall Street Journal referred to as “the fastest growing corporate profession in America" — legal compliance.

Supplementing the core legal subjects, this program combines courses offering a nuts and bolts understanding of legal compliance and more specialized courses covering particular business or governmental sectors, including health care, human resources, environmental protection, and banking. This is a highly useful degree to graduates seeking a clear pathway into a legal-oriented profession.

Student Snapshot

“The MLS program opened just at the right time. I believe compliance and research go hand in hand, and I want to help others in bridging the gap between the two." 

–MLS graduate Ruth Heaton, research specialist senior, University of Arizona Cancer Center

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Curriculum

* Indicates courses offered in person and/or online

Required Courses (18 UNITS)

  • LAW 501* - Procedure (3 units)
  • LAW 502A* - American Common Law System I (3 units)
  • LAW 502B* - American Common Law System II (3 units)
  • LAW 504* - American Public Law System (3 units)
  • LAW 507* - Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research (3 units) 
  • LAW 614B* - Corporate Compliance (3 units)

Elective Courses (12 UNITS)

Up to 6 non-LAW units may be taken. Although not all courses are offered every semester, a list of possible electives can be found on the course schedules pages. Availability of non-LAW electives is at the discretion of the offering college or department and may incur additional costs. Additional electives may be approved by the program director.

  • LAW 516* or LAW 616 - Business Organizations (3 units)
  • LAW 536 - Risk Management and Insurance Law: Elements and Fundamentals (3 units)
  • LAW 540A* Introduction to Human Rights (2 units) or LAW 659 - International Human Rights
  • LAW 555* or LAW 655R - Intellectual Property Law (3 units)
  • LAW 607B - Investigation: Criminal, Civil, and Internal (2 units)
  • LAW 611G - Law and Finance of Banking (3 units)
  • LAW 618 - Antitrust Law (3 units)
  • LAW 621A - Administrative Law (3 units)
  • LAW 629 - Regulation (3 units)
  • LAW 643E - Arizona White Collar Law (2 units) 
  • LAW 643M - Foreign Investment in Developing Economies: Its Regulation and Protection (2 units)
  • LAW 655P or LAW 698K - Corporate Governance (3 units)
  • LAW 658 - Securities Regulation (3 units)
  • LAW 666A - International Investment Law (2 units)
  • LAW 695K - Election Law (2 units)
  • ACCT 521 - Business Law for Accountants (3 units) 
  • ACCT 572A - Accounting for Not-For-Profit Entities (3 units)

Human Resources:

  • LAW 553* - Immigration Law and Policy (3 units) or LAW 620 - Immigration Law (3 units)
  • LAW 557* -  Employment Law (3 units) or 611B - Employment Law (2 units)
  • LAW 611A - Employment Discrimination - (2 units)
  • LAW 611F - Negotiation of Employment Agreements and Separation Agreements (1 unit)
  • LAW 614 - Disability Law (2 units)
  • LAW 656D - Education Law (2 units)
  • LAW 695M - ERISA and Employee Benefits Law (3 units)
  • PHPM 574* - Public Health Policy and Management (3 units)

Environmental issues:

  • LAW 554* or LAW 669 - Environmental Law (3 units)
  • LAW 559* - Public International Environmental Law (3 units)
  • LAW 634C - Federal Public Land and Natural Resources Law (3 units)
  • LAW 650C - Energy Law (2 units)
  • LAW 696I* - International Environmental Law (3 units)
  • MNE 541* - Environmental Management and Mine Reclamation (3 units)

Tax: 

  • LAW 520 - Principles of Federal Taxation (3 units)
  • LAW 646* -  Federal Income Taxation (3 units)
  • LAW 647A - Corporate Taxation (3 units)
  • LAW 649G - Federal Tax Policy (2 units)
  • LAW 655J - International Taxation (2 units)
  • LAW 657 - LLC, LLP, Partnership Tax (3 units)
  • ACCT 522* - Advanced Federal Taxation (3 units)

Health Care:

 

Updated: 04/02/2021