1 year vs. 3 years
UToledo's Master of Studies in Law graduate degree can be completed in much less time than it takes to earn a J.D. degree. It is a great option if you want to learn about law but not practice it.
Some professionals require a solid understanding of law and the legal system to better perform their jobs. Toledo Law's Master of Studies in Law graduate degree is the perfect program for them.
Toledo Law’s M.L.W. graduate program is designed for professionals:
Choose a concentration to match your interests:
Please note that completed course work from the M.L.W. graduate degree program cannot later be applied to a J.D. program. An M.L.W. degree does not qualify you to practice law or sit for a bar exam. Students wishing to practice law should apply to the Toledo Law J.D. program.
Flexible scheduling. Toledo Law’s M.L.W. faculty advisor works with you to develop an individualized graduate plan of study that fits your educational and career goals. Courses are available during the day and the evening. Toledo Law offers a growing list of online courses. Enroll in the M.L.W. program full-time or part-time.
Long-standing reputation. UToledo's College of Law enjoys more than a century of history and has a national reputation. Our expert faculty are exceptional teachers who are accessible and supportive of students.
Graduate students in the Master of Studies in Law degree program typically want to enhance their current career. The M.L.W. program also can help launch new career paths. Graduates are armed with up-to-date knowledge of the law and legal system.
Toledo Law offers a rich, diverse curriculum. A handful of required courses provide you with a foundation in law. Choose from a wide variety of electives and concentrations to match your legal and career interests.
An M.L.W. degree requires 30 credit hours – the equivalent of two full-time semesters.
Law Master's (M.L.W.) Sample Classes
The Master of Studies in Law degree requires students to complete four required courses.
For full-time students, Law and the Legal System, Lawyering Skills I and an additional first-year course must be taken during fall semester of the first year.
For the additional first-year course, students can choose from classes such as Contracts, Criminal Law, Property or Torts.