The General Masters of Legal Studies degree is designed to provide students with a thorough introduction to the major areas of law and legal practice. Students completing this MLS degree will essentially complete the first year of law school and, in addition, be able to take some specialized courses. This degree is perfect for the student whose job or career path requires him or her to have a working knowledge of a broad spectrum of legal concepts and procedures. This degree may also be perfect for the student who desires to move into a law-oriented field, but is currently unsure of what particular area in which she will be working.
A. Required Core Courses (4 units)
- Introduction to the U.S. Legal System (2 units)
- Legal Research (2 units)
B. Elective Course Requirements (15 units)
Complete fifteen (15) units from the following listed LAW courses or any additional course that is approved in advance by the Program Director.
- Torts (4 units)
- Contracts (4 units)
- Constitutional Law (3 units)
- Property Law (4 units)
- Criminal Procedure (3 units)
- Civil Procedure (4 units)
- Administrative Law (3 units)
- Public International Law (3 units)
- Federal Income Tax (3 units)
- Evidence (3 units)
- Regulation (3 units)
- Business Organizations (3 units)
C. Additional Electives (11 units)
Fulfill the remaining units required by enrollment in an additional 11 units of elective courses chosen from those offered by Arizona Law or, with permission of your advisor, by another University of Arizona department or school.