Samford University's Cumberland School of Law has announced plans to launch a new Master of Studies in Law (MSL) program.
The new MSL will be delivered completely online and can be completed in 24 months (with students taking two classes per semester). Those who already have a JD can apply for advance standing, and reduce the amount of credit options that need to be completed.
Students in the new MSL may choose from one of four concentrations: Health Law and Policy, Financial Services Regulatory Compliance, Higher Education Law and Compliance, or Legal Project Management.
The program is designed primarily for nonlawyers interested in pursuing a graduate degree that will position them for advancement in their current field, although practicing attorneys may choose to pursue a degree that complements their current practice or opens doors to a new area of practice," says Laura Tomlin, director of graduate and professional programs at Cumberland School of Law.
As such, the new MSL will prepare graduates for careers in compliance, regulatory affairs, e-discovery, legal project management and more, according to Tomlin.
Samford's new MSL is set to launch in the fall of 2018.
For more information, please see the Samford news release announcing the launch of the new MSL.