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Curriculum

Master of Studies in Law students will take existing courses in the College of Law alongside JD students. MSL students also may choose to take up to nine credit hours (ordinarily three courses) in other colleges across campus.

The required MSL curriculum includes:

Admissions Requirements

Iowa Law encourages applications to its Master of Studies in Law program from students and professionals in other fields who do not wish to practice law but who need to recognize and respond effectively to legal issues arising in their work. Some students seeking this degree will have just completed a BA or BS degree and are looking to better position themselves in the job market. Other students are on established career path but seek to increase their skill set and enhance mobility and promotion opportunities.

Application Material

A completed application should contain:

Degree Overview

Master’s programs in the study of law are designed to provide an introduction to the legal system and a basic understanding of particular areas of law. Iowa Law’s Master of Studies in Law degree is intended primarily to educate students and professionals in other fields who do not wish to practice law but who need to recognize and respond effectively to legal issues arising in their work. Some students seeking this degree have just completed a BA or BS degree and are looking to better position themselves on the job market.