Flexible online and in-person options for Phoenix-area professionals

Enroll in the University of Arizona Master of Legal Studies degree, offered fully online and now with optional in-person* evening classes once a week at the UA Chandler campus (located at the Chandler Community Center).

 Understand the latest developments and legal foundations to support your current work, or advance your career trajectory (without needing a law license). Do most of your study at home, then join University of Arizona Law faculty for weekly debriefs, in-depth case studies and analysis, and connection to the Arizona Law professional community.

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(choose the "Distance-Chandler" campus in your application)

Earn the MLS on Your Schedule

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The MLS is a 30-unit degree program designed for working professionals.

Complete 15 units of core courses in substantive areas of law + 15 units of elective law courses--all of which can be designed around your schedule.
 

Design Your Degree Path

Advance Your Career

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The MLS-Chandler can expand options in your current career or help you transition into a new field. Our graduates are employed across sectors and in a wide variety of positions from corporate compliance to law enforcement to human resources.

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Focus on Your Interests

The MLS offers many established concentrations in popular areas of law--or the MLS Chandler team can work with you to create a custom plan, drawn from our wide range of law courses and graduate courses across the university.

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Fall 2021 Course Offerings

The MLS at Phoenix offers the following classes on Monday evenings at UA Chandler for the fall semester 2021 (beginning in August). Most course assignments and materials will be available fully online and can be completed at your own pace during the week.
 

Course Title Professor Units Schedule
American Common Law I Ann Woodley 3 core units Fall Session 1 (August-October)
Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research TBA 3 core units

Fall Session 2 (October-December)

Introduction to Criminal Law TBA 3 elective units

Fall Session 1 (August-October)

Advancing Your Legal Career Linus Kafka and Leah Won 1-3 elective units Fall Session 2 (October-December)

1.75

average years to complete for working professionals

1

optional evening per week for in-depth classroom case studies and analysis

24/7

access to online study

 

Admissions

Deadline to Apply

Application for Fall admission is due Aug. 1st (June 1st for international applicants).

Application Materials

  • Personal statement of 3–4 pages summarizing your qualifications for and interest in the program, along with career objective

  • Unofficial academic transcripts (Official Transcripts required if admitted)*

  • One academic or professional Letter of Recommendation is required (Additional letters are optional but recommended).

  • Your resume or curriculum vitae

  • For applicants who do not hold a degree from an English-speaking country, TOEFL (minimum score of 79 iBT or 550 PBT) or IETLS (minimum composite score of 6.5, with no subject area below)

  • Accelerated Master’s Program applicants must be currently enrolled in the BA in Law degree at the University of Arizona.

  • $50 Application fee (currently waived for spring!)

*Refer to the UA Graduate College transcript requirements for more information. Transcripts not in English must be translated into English and verified by the issuing college or university.

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(choose the "Distance-Chandler" campus in your application)


MLS Cost

The cost is fixed at $650 per unit x required 30 units=$19,500 (plus mandatory university fees).

Corporate and State discounts may be available.


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For more information, please contact:

Leah Won, Assistant Dean, College of Law Initiatives

602-456-9635

leahwon@arizona.edu