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1825 W. Rocket Dr., Ste. 1015
2801 W. Bancroft, MS 507
Toledo, OH 43606
The M.L.W. program can be completed in one year, allowing students to obtain a solid
understanding of our legal system without committing the equivalent of three years
of full-time study necessary for a J.D. degree.
Enhance Your Career
The M.L.W. program can benefit those who work with lawyers (e.g., corporate managers, accountants, realtors, court employees, law enforcement personnel), those whose work is governed by law and regulations (e.g., health care professionals, human resource professionals, government employees, educators), and those in other professions where knowledge of the law is valuable (e.g., journalists, engineers, entrepreneurs).
Although designed primarily for professionals aiming to enhance their existing careers, the M.L.W. program can help re-direct and launch career paths, too.
Individualized Full- and Part-Time Programs
M.L.W. students can pursue either a full-time or part-time schedule. Full-time students can complete the program in two semesters, and part-time students are welcome to arrange a workable program for themselves. Day and evening courses are available, making it convenient to attain a Master of Studies in Law degree while working.
The College of Law boasts a rich and diverse curriculum. M.L.W. students can select course work based on particular interests or scheduling needs after completing the initial required courses. The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs is available to assist each student in tailoring his or her schedule.
A quick overview of the program is available in the M.L.W. brochure and a more detailed description of the program is below.
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To be considered for admission into the Master of Studies in Law graduate program, students must have a bachelor’s degree, complete an application, submit their undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all institutions attended, write and submit a personal statement, and submit two letters of recommendation. Students may also submit their LSAT, GRE, GMAT, or MCAT scores, but no score is required unless their undergraduate GPA is below 2.7. Students educated outside the U.S. must also submit a TOEFL score and an LSAT, GRE, GMAT, or MCAT score.
- The application for the M.L.W. Program is at apply.utoledo.edu
- Personal Statement
- A personal statement is required. We seek information about the applicant’s unique qualities, talents, successes, achievements, interests, and life experiences as well as his or her professional goals as they relate to the M.L.W. program.
- Letters of Recommendation
- Two letters of recommendation are required to complete the application. Letters of recommendation can come from scholastic or professional acquaintances. It is most helpful when recommenders address the applicant’s character, academic background, analytical abilities, and communication skills.
- Academic Transcripts
- Applicants are required to submit official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions of higher-education they attended.
The Master of Studies in Law program requires students to successfully complete 30 credit hours.
The program is offered on both a full-time and part-time schedule.
The Master of Studies in Law requires students to complete 4 required courses. The required courses are:
- Law and the Legal System (Fall Semester, 3 credit hours),
- Legal Research and Writing I (Fall Semester, 2 credit hours),
- One additional first-year course (typically Fall Semester, 3-4 credit hours), and
- A seminar or independent research project (2-3 credit hours).
For full-time M.L.W. students, Law and the Legal System, Legal Research and Writing I, and the additional first-year course must be taken in the fall semester of the first year.
For the additional first-year course, students can choose from courses such as Property, Torts, Civil Procedure, or Contracts. The College of Law may require additional courses depending on the student’s area of concentration.
Master of Studies in Law students are able to take either a full-time or part-time course load. Full-time students can complete the program in as little as one year (15 credits per semester fall/spring) whereas part-time students can span their studies over multiple years. Part-time students can choose from day or evening classes, making it convenient to work full-time and still continue their education.
The College of Law offers course work in a wide variety of subject matter. Master of Studies in Law students are able to tailor their classes to cover a specific area of concentration. Students will work with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs to design an individual and flexible program that covers their specific area of interest. The following are potential concentration areas:
- Human Resources
- Employment Law
- Employment Discrimination
- Health Care
- Health Law
- Mental Health Law
- Criminal Justice
- Criminal Law
- Criminal Procedure
- Trust and Estates
- Trusts & Estates
- Estate & Gift Tax
- Business Associations
- Business Planning
Master of Studies in Law students will take law classes alongside J.D. students. However, M.L.W. students will be graded upon a different scale.
The College of Law permits M.L.W. students to earn up to 6 credit hours of graduate-level courses in a related field from other institutions offering graduate programs. To transfer the credits toward the Master of Studies in Law degree, the student must earn a B (or Satisfactory if graded on a Satisfactory/No Credit basis) in the non-law graduate course.
2013-2014 Graduate Tuition Rates:
|Fall & Spring Semester|
|12-15 credit hours||$6,517.80/semester||$11,634.84/semester|
|Per credit hour||$543.15/credit hour||$969.57/credit hour|
|Per credit hour||$543.15/credit hour||$969.57/credit hour|
See full tuition and fee schedule here.
Financial aid will be available to qualified Master of Studies in Law students in the form of student loans. There are no scholarships for M.L.W. students at this time.
To submit an application please visit apply.utoledo.edu
Please contact the Law Admissions Office.