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The Kline School of Law has a healthy respect for the rules.

Master of Legal Studies Program

The Master of Legal Studies Program and Certificate Program give professionals an understanding of the legal issues that organizations in both the public and private sectors face and the knowledge to help them adhere to regulations.

The U.S. News “Best Jobs” ranking lists Compliance Officer as #17 among best jobs in the business sector, and — based on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics — projects that demand for compliance professionals will increase through 2024.

We offer a post-baccalaureate curriculum unlike any other law school. Our courses were developed especially with this growing job market in mind, focusing on compliance and risk assessment in several specialized industries.

Our Master of Legal Studies and certificate programs provide students seeking advanced legal knowledge with an in-depth, specialized study of the legal system. 

Expand Your Legal Knowledge

The Master of Legal Studies is a 30-semester credit program that may be completed entirely online or supplemented with live courses, either full-time or part-time. Students can complete a general MLS or a concentration.

The Certificate Program is a 15-semester credit program that you complete entirely online on a part-time basis.

Criminal Law Concentration

Entrepreneurship and Law Concentration

Health Care Compliance Concentration

Higher Education Compliance Concentration

Human Resources Compliance Concentration

NCAA Compliance and Sports Law Concentration

Core Curriculum Features

  • Introduction to the Legal System
  • Compliance Skills: Auditing, Investigation & Reporting
  • Ethics and Professional Standards
  • Risk Assessment and Management

Aimée Kahan

Director of the Master of Legal Studies Program

Professor Kahan is the director of the Master of Legal Studies Program. She is an experienced legal practitioner and educator with a background in bioethics. A former appellate associate with Reed Smith, Professor Kahan supervised complex discovery proceedings in the U.S. and Europe that focused on compliance issues. She piloted a study on informed consent and helped develop a framework to process privacy data at the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania.


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