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 complete a rigorous curriculum covering core substantive areas of the law. In addition, they will be able to pursue specialized courses and interdisciplinary study. This degree is perfect for the student whose job or career path requires a working knowledge of a broad spectrum of legal concepts and procedures. The MLS may also be the answer for students who seek to move into a law-oriented field, but are currently unsure of the particular area in which they will work.
A. Required Core Courses (14 units)
- LAW 501 Procedure (civil, criminal, and administrative procedure)
- LAW 502A The American Common Law System I (torts, contracts)
- LAW 502B The American Common Law System II (property)
- LAW 504 The American Public Law System (constitutional law)
- LAW 507 Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research (2 units)
B. Elective Course Requirements (9 units)
Complete 9 units from the following listed 500-level LAW courses or any additional 600-level course offered by the College of Law that is approved in advance by the program director. Although not all courses are offered every semester, a list of possible law courses can be found on the course schedules pages.
- Native American Law/Policy
- Public International Law
- Health Law
- Immigration Law
- Environmental Law/Policy
- Family Law
- Employment Law
- Legislative Analysis
- Criminal Law
- Business Law
- Legal Internship
C. Additional Electives (7 units)
Fulfill the remaining units required by enrollment in an additional 7 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.