General Legal Studies


Program Description

Over the years, job seekers have earned MBA degrees as a way to fast-track their career advancement. The problem is that so many MBAs have been awarded that the market is saturated, making it harder for candidates to stand out. Over the last several years, increasing litigation and governmental regulations have created a need for employees with an understanding of law that often goes unmet. The MLS not only gives you many of the skills taught in MBA programs, it also prepares you to navigate your company through potentially dangerous legal waters. The General Legal Studies track provides you with a well-rounded view of law in a variety of fields.

Legal Fundamentals (3 units)
Contracts (3 units)
Torts (3 units)
Philosophy and Theology of Justice (3 units)
Business Organizations (3 units)

Constitutional Law (3 units)
Property (3 units)

Choose 9 units from the other tracks:
Criminal Law (3 units)
Criminal Procedure (3 units)
Wills, Trusts, and Estates (3 units)

MLS applicants must have a bachelor’s degree with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale). The GRE is not required for admission. In addition to the application, applicants must provide official transcripts from the colleges/universities at which they have earned degrees and two letters of recommendation.

Per Unit: $750 Per Course: $2,250 Total Program Cost: $22,500 (tuition only) The above totals do not include fees. All applicants are automatically considered for scholarships ranging from 20%-50%, which is renewable each semester as long as specific academic criteria are met (scholarship is not reflected in the above figures). Federal financial aid is also available.
Except as provided in rule 4.30 of the Admissions Rules (legal education in a foreign state or country), completion of a professional law degree program at this law school other than for the Juris Doctor degree does not qualify a student to take the California Bar Examination or satisfy the requirements for admission to practice law in California. It may not qualify a student to take the bar examination or to satisfy requirements for admission to the practice of law in any other jurisdiction. A student intending to seek admission to practice law should contact the admitting authority in the jurisdictions where the student intends to qualify to sit for the bar examination or to be admitted to practice for information regarding their legal education requirements.
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